Build transformational leadership using social media! The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Filled with real-world experiences from leaders all over the country, you’ll build balanced and effective leadership skills, grow a network of support, and model your vision for a thriving community of learners. Includes a handy start-up guide to help busy principals: • Connect virtually with K-12 leaders • Model continuous learning • Close the gap of knowledge and experience between educators Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website at http://www.corwin.com/connectededucators/. “With this book, Sinanis and Sanfelippo have written a well-researched, yet accessible guide to the how and why school administrators should embrace social media. This book will help school administrators who are still debating whether or not to be online jump into the waters.” ? —Chris Lehmann, Founding Principal Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, PA
Chapter 7: Getting the Most Out of Social Media Tools
Getting the Most Out of Social Media Tools
The idea of time comes up often when we talk about being a continuous learner. Many people connect learning to their workday. Being a continuous learner doesn’t mean you have to be plugged in all day, every day. Having said that, we have found that connecting your personal and professional platforms can be helpful to your learning. We check Twitter on a regular basis. This time is often spent reviewing things that are going on in the education world but also connecting on a personal level with people we have built relationships with over time. It has turned into a balance of learning and relaxation. For us, personal professional ...