Christmas break is great for so many reasons, one of which is breathing room. During the first few months of each school year, it is easy to get overwhelmed with day-to-day tasks, forcing more ambitious or experimental endeavors to get filed away. Twitter is such an endeavor for me, at least for me in connection with the Salesian High School Library.
I’ve been a personal user of Twitter for years, singing its praises to any and all educators who would listen. My Twitter PLN (Personal Learning Network) has been invaluable to me, fully picking up where my graduate schooling left off, and challenging my views of journalism in the process. That being said, I have yet to utilize Twitter in a way that speaks specifically to the Salesian community; that ends now. From this point forward, I will be using the hashtag #SHSLIB to organize tweets I believe to be beneficial to one or more groups of stakeholders in the Salesian High School community. If you fall into one of those groups (parents, students, faculty, alumni, prospectives), I hope you’ll tune in from time to time and lend your voice. It is, after all, called social media for a reason.