5 steps to building social media presence from scratch

Lisa Nielsen shares her tried and trusted ideas for how educators can develop their presence using social media and networks, in a video interview. Her first tip:

Don’t be afraid of zero – We have to start somewhere and when it comes to social media, that means starting at zero. That’s okay. Take that first step and join the biggies like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. Start a blog and don’t worry about not having any followers. You’ll start at zero, but it won’t be long before your connections reach the double and triple digits.

The other tips

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Egypt: Tweet to Cheat in High School

Amira Al Hussaini reports on Global Voices about the use of social media to leak examination questions. Her blog post shows several different tweets where students have posted screenshots of examination questions. Is this cheating or collaboration?

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