It’s funny, I teach Social Media for the Left Behind for Lifelong Learning and while I am not “left behind” I often feel uninformed. Social Media changes daily and boy is it a lot of fun to keep up with.
To that end I enter in to the class with the air of not knowing everything there is to know, but being able to guide people on their first steps into Social Media. You know those people; they are your friends afraid of privacy breaches and your grandparents. The folks that ask you constantly how to stay in touch with you since you never write or call anymore. Why? Because you are always on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Vine, or whatever….
The wonderful thing was that my class was eager to learn, the questions were amazing and everyone walked away with the key message that I wanted to leave them with. You CAN use social media on YOUR terms. They don’t own your privacy if you are aware and understanding of the options they give you when it comes to sharing your information. The second most important thing was that you can play around and work your way through the sites one step at a time. Post and learn. It’s the only way.
In the process of teaching the second installment of the class I created a special Facebook Group for the students to get involved in. You can join the group, if you would like, by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/socialmediafortheleftbehind/ I will be using this group to post and share updates on the world of Social Media. Helping everyone to stay better informed on changes and updates. A consolidation of Social Media news.
If you are interested in what we covered in the class and are not able to attend yourself, you are also welcome to browse through my Haikudeck Presentation below. Keep in mind that the key information and links are not visible in this presentation. You’ll have to take the class or join the Facebook page to get that information.