Do you have a library Twitter account? Maybe an Instagram account too? When we started our library social media accounts, we received followers from other libraries or librarians, but we were not getting student followers. What could we do to… Read More ›
Not Your Traditional Book Club
Book clubs have been a staple in school libraries for years. Usually the same few students show up each time, because they genuinely love books. While every school librarian is pleased that they attend, it would be nice to add… Read More ›
Social Media Overload? Sites & Apps to Help Manage Your Connectedness
Social media overload is real. Being a connected educator can be overwhelming, especially if you have been given a ton of information at once. Do you ever wonder how colleagues stay so connected and make it look so seamless? Let… Read More ›
#AASLstandards Twitter Chats Continue the Dialogue!
By Lori Hancock and Len Bryan, Standards Implementation Committee members Can you believe it’s only been a few months since the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries were introduced at AASL 2017 in Phoenix? It’s… Read More ›
Advocate with a Twitter Storm
Happy School Library Media Month! Using Twitter Storms can be a strong advocacy tool for the importance of school librarians and the many hats worn each day. Recently, the librarians in my school district started a Twitter Storm created by… Read More ›
Growing Your #PLN: Search. Follow. Connect.
Throughout our #ConnectedEducator blog posts, we have taken a look what it means to be a connected educator; what a hashtag is and how to use them through Twitter chats; and most recently, how to build your social media profile… Read More ›
Social Media Profile and Branding
One of the most important things a #ConnectedEducator can do is to build a stellar profile and create a social media brand. You may currently be thinking, “a brand is for a company, fast food restaurant, or shoe, not for… Read More ›
What’s a Hashtag?
In last month’s post, What is a #ConnectedEducator, we looked at a few ways we can become more connected virtually and share online. Being a connected educator is one of the best ways to build your personal learning network, connect… Read More ›
Get More Views on Twitter
Twitter is a great social media tool to advocate for your library. Tweets can be shared by other educators in your building or district who use Twitter, and parents can easily subscribe to view library activities. A great tweet can… Read More ›
What Is a #ConnectedEducator?
How often in your career have you heard someone say, “you really need to be a connected educator” or “you should get connected with…”? I find myself telling friends and colleagues this quite often. Many of us in the school… Read More ›