Tuesday, August 27, 2019

2019 EDU: Leadership is sharing--Matt Harris, Ed.D.


Leadership is sharing--
Matt Harris, Ed.D.
To lead you must be visible.  You only lead people who hear from you.

As part of the Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership series, I talk about the need for Sharing. EdTech is a field built on collaboration and shared practice. Effective leaders must continue that effort by sharing their work, inviting others to their schools, and using social media to talk about the great things they do.

After the break 

  • Share by posting in social media
  • Where to post
  • Share by following
  • What the posting does for you

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Share by posting in social media

Where to post

  • LinkedIn--with educational hashtags
  • LinkedIn: professionally oriented and best for professional contacts.
  • Twitter (follow other educational leaders)
  • Twitter: post links here, your posts and others you recommend.
  • Facebook--in educational groups
  • Facebook: join educational groups that fit your interests, post there.

Share by following

  • Follow other educational leaders
  • Repost things that you think are particularly useful.

What the posting does for you

  • Shows your breadth in knowledge (if you make good picks).
  • Tells people what you are attending to.
  • Shows that you are a leader if your field (you can't lead by silence).
  • Promotes things you think are important.
  • May build your contacts with other leaders in your field.
  • In LinkedIn: Gets you leads on jobs you might want to know about.
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