Over the last few days, I’ve had the incredible honor to learn alongside the remarkable people that serve as Solution Tree PLC Associates. These are the folks who are helping schools to improve results for students through collaboration.
One of the things I was asked to speak about is the role that technology plays in my own reflection and writing.
To facilitate that work, I made a series of 2-4 minute tutorials this morning that attempt to capture some of my writing and reflection routines. Thought you might dig seeing those tutorials, too, even though they were created for a very specific audience:
Tutorials on Blogging:
These tutorials cover everything from the reasons that I think every practitioner should be blogging (hint: it’s about reflection) to how to find a blog service (hint: use WordPress).
When you are done watching them, you should have enough know-how to create your blog and make a post!
Tutorials on Using Pocket to Organize Potential Blog Topics:
Let’s face it: The reason most people don’t write more regularly is because they don’t think they have anything to write about. But here’s the thing: We are all CONSTANTLY reading, aren’t we? And the bits that we read can become potential blog topics in no time. We just have to organize them in a way that we can find them later when we feel stuck. I use Pocket — a service introduced in the tutorials below — to do that work.
When you are done watching them, you’ll know how to bookmark and tag things that you are reading online, how to find those bookmarks later, and how Pocket can help you to quickly find information related to your own interests and areas of study.
Tutorials on Sharing Content to Audiences using Buffer:
One of the easiest ways to add value to your audiences — whether they are people that you work with on a regular basis or people that have been inspired by you somewhere in the past — is to share both the content that you are creating and the content that you are consuming with them. By sharing that content, you are helping people to access important ideas without having to do a lot of work.
The good news is that sharing important content is a BREEZE as long as you use a service like Buffer — which allows you to schedule posts to all of your important social spaces in advance.
By the time you are done watching the tutorials below, you’ll know how to share posts in Buffer, how to see some simple analytics on the posts you share through Buffer, and how Buffer can help you to find new content that is worth both consuming and then sharing back out to your audiences.
Hope this helps you to get started! And let me know if you have any questions.