Yesterday, Kate and I attended a workshop hosted by YPG Digital to pick up some tips and tricks for effective tweeting. Here are some of the best practices that I think might be helpful for us here at EdLab:
1. Best time to tweet: weekends and weekdays from 10am-noon, 8pm-10pm
2. Use the event hashtag when live tweeting. Hashtags that include "chat" such as #edchat or #learnchat are good to use.
3. Be unique and witty on your tweets. These are more likely to make it to the top tweets.
4. Add media whenever you can (link, picture, etc.).
5. It's okay to ...
Last week, I stumbled upon an interesting blog article that was featured in StartupDigest, a weekly e-newsletter about the tech startup world. In the article, Avichal Garg, co-founder of PrepMe and most recently Spool, talks about why education startups fail. At first glance, it may seem like Gar...
NYEdTech meetup is having another event on Tuesday, May 28 at the Knewton office on 100 5th Ave. Come join the discussion on MOOCs along with currently confirmed panelists Heather Kane (Dir. of Business Development at Canvas Network by Instructure), Sree Sreenivasan (Chief Digital Officer, Columbia University), and Feng Wang (Dir. of John Jay Online at CUNY).
The event will also be available on Livestream.
“What problem do you want to solve?” asks Google's education evangelist, Jaime (pronounced Hi-mee) Casap. This was the running theme throughout the summit as speakers from all different areas of education technology — non-profits, mobile app companies, and corporate giants — shared their stories and thoughts on education. In the 21st century, it's no longer about asking kids, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It's asking kids what kinds of problems they want to solve. That's what we should ask ourselves as those working in education technology today.
There were a total of 11 ...
Interested in how to utilize Twitter to its fullest potential in the workplace? Young to Publishing is hosting a Twitter event featuring Penguin Press Marketing Director, Ryan Chapman, who will be sharing his insights on how to use Twitter to meet your needs. Whether you're new to Twitter or already a master user, come learn some tips and tools to better broadcast your message and generate discussion.
The event will be on Wednesday, May 22 from 6:30 to 8:30, location TBD. RSVP here.