Notifications and Social Media: How Connected do we REALLY Need to Be?

Notifications and Social Media: How Connected do we REALLY Need to Be? : Social media played a huge role in first connecting me to other educators. But I found that the notifications and pressure can actually take away from creativity and focus.

Back when I first started out as a school librarian, it was mostly a job.  I enjoyed it, it was helping me pay off my student loans, and it was fun. But it was something that I did within my own space.  Sure, I would share ideas with other librarians in my district and I … Read more

Why I’m Not-So-Happy With Twitter’s 280 Characters

Why I'm not-so-happy with Twitter's 280 characters | Twitter recently made the switch from 140 to 280 characters. Here's why I think this actually takes away from Twitter's power

Ever since first embracing social media as a tool for professional development, Twitter has been one of my favorites.  Twitter chats played an early role in connecting me with other educators.  I even got my first push to take baby steps towards starting my makerspace from this social network.  I always appreciated the brevity and … Read more