Whether you’re an expert at social media or just curious about how to use tools such as Twitter, Facebook Live and Voxer, you need to block out some time to stop by the Social Media Lounge located in the NCE Marketplace. Here are 3 reasons I’ve made the Social Media Lounge part of my #nce17 experience:

  1. Opportunities to connect with experts and learn more about how schools and districts are using all kinds of social media tools – Twitter, Voxer, Facebook Live, Snapchat, etc. Where else could it be so easy to become social media savvy?
  2. Daily panels that take place in the Knowledge Exchange Theater. In today’s panel, I learned about the possibilities of Snapchat from Travis Jordan (@Supt_Jordan) and live streaming from William Blake (@TheKoolestDoc). Don’t miss Friday’s panel (1:30 PM in the Knowledge Exchange Theater), Telling Your District’s Story with Susan Enfield (@SuptEnfield), Lynn Fuini-Hetten (@lfuinihetten), Jill Gildea (@drjillgildea) and Carol Kelley (@kelley873)!
  3. Mini-sessions.  I had the opportunity to collaborate today with Lynn Fuini-Hetten on a mini-session titled Using Social Media to Track Goal ProgressTomorrow’s topics from various presenters include digital agendas and Voxer. A special topic will feature anti-bullying activist Lizzie Sider (@Lizzie Sider), sharing her bullying prevention campaign and the role social media has played in making her voice heard.

Thanks to Gayane Minasyan (@Gayane20000), AASA Director of Online Technologies, and Deanna Atkins (@DeannaLAtkins), AASA Online Technologies and Advocacy Specialist for once again organizing this year’s efforts.

Top off your conference Saturday with a social media lounge focus group at 8:00 AM in the Cambridge Room to provide your feedback on this year’s activities. A light breakfast, gifts and surprises await!

Randy Ziegenfuss is superintendent in the Salisbury Township School District, Allentown, PA. Connect with Randy on Twitter, at WorkingAtTheEdge.org, and on the TLTalkRadio podcast!