Twitter and great educators often inspire new ideas and this time it was no exception. I came upon a tweet by George Couros a while back, and for those School Counsellors who don’t know @gcouros , he is a Principal , Educator , leader , inspiration and thought provoker. Really , he is a Canadian educator, an everyday person who cares.
I loved reading his blog post on his new project #EDUin30 it is such a fabulous idea. You and I can now share 30 second videos on twitter by simply taking our phone, videoing our thoughts and sharing them on twitter in a tweet.
Need a few great examples. Check them out here.
I know videoing yourself is not an easy thing to do as I did this in a vlogging project called #openspokes for a couple of years . Believe me putting myself out there wasn’t easy at first. It definitely made me reach outside my comfort zone. Making a video for longer that 30 seconds is a big commitment, but sharing our thoughts in 30 seconds is something we could all most likely sustain. So I invite all School Counsellors from around the world to share , to learn, to grow and to collaborate with me in this project . I am excited to get started and would be so honoured if you would join me on this journey.
For those of you with an iPhone here is the step by step guide
1) Go to your camera – move your cursor over to video .
2) Press the big red dot and Press play answering your question. You can see my sample below only I uploaded to youtube this time.
3) Go to twitter. Press the feather at the top as if you were writing a post.
4) Then below go to your camera and post your video. As long as it is less than 30 seconds it will post directly to twitter.
5) Voila YOU DID IT! Don’t forget to add the two hash tags #SCin30 and #SCin30 Q1 etc. . It’s really that easy.
6) Thanks for sharing and I look forward to posting and learning with you.
School Counsellor in 30. #SCin30.
Instead of breaking the hashtag as #EDUin 30 does I prefer to use weeks. I thought it would work if we do it in questions. Question 1 : #SCin30Q1
Why did you become a School Counsellor? #SCin30Q1, so when you post your first video and I so look forward to it please post to two hastags #SCin30 and #SCin30Q1 or on whatever question we are on at the time of posting.
I would also love if you would add some questions you would like to see in this collaborative google doc.
My goal is to get at least 100 questions that we all collaborate on and answer related to School Counselling and a School Counsellors unique perspective . I would also encourage School Counsellor educators and School Counselling students to join in.
WHY DO THIS?
As George said to make reflection a part of our work. I hope this will also help us to inspire each other and create new ideas. As School Counsellors many of you feel isolated as you often work alone in your schools without other School Counsellors to bounce ideas off of. This is another way to share that can help us to feel connected, be better , do better and most importantly find ways to help our students. I think there are many great things that can happen as a result of sharing this way. Let’s see what happens? Won’t YOU join me?.
Thank you George for doing what you do and inspiring educators to make a difference. Grateful that you do!
Thanks for spreading the word!