I never really understood the importance of all this until my former social media guru showed me how to build a network. Now, I find it a useful part of my education world, and also my blended one. For education, it really makes a difference in connecting to like minded people across the country. But it can also be really overwhelming to keep up with different accounts for personal and professional reasons. So the following tips are designed to help make it more manageable as well as more personalized. You get to be selective when using social media for professional reasons. Go ahead and jump in!
Here are a few pointers to get you started down your educational social media journey:Pick one platform for work and keep the others separate
. I like Twitter for work and I keep everything else separate for personal use. LinkedIn is a thing where I keep a resume, but I fully admit it isn’t one I use regularly, though that would technically be work related too. By selecting just one, you can feel like it is manageable and not consuming your life by being on too many sites.