My Quest To Teach

July 10, 2019

My Quest To Teach is Moving = Growth and Innovation

My Quest To Teach is Moving = Growth and Innovation
My Quest To Teach Is Growing

My Quest To Teach

My Quest To Teach

This site at WordPress.com will no longer be used.
The new site has its’ own domain.

https://myquesttoteach.com/

The new site can also be accessed by
Alexa and Google

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“Google run my quest to teach”

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Thanks for supporting the blog
for the past several  years and
let’s continue to grow together.

To contact if there are questions
you can email.
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As the site grows there will be
advertising opportunities,
sponsorship opportunities and guest writers
by youth, teens and young adults.

July 1, 2019

My Quest To Teach is Moving = Growth and Innovation

My Quest To Teach Is Growing

My Quest To Teach

My Quest To Teach

This site at WordPress.com will no longer be used.
The new site has its’ own domain.

https://myquesttoteach.com/

The new site can also be accessed by
Alexa and Google

“Alexa play my quest to teach”

“Google run my quest to teach”

Provided by
Create My Voice
https://createmyvoice.com/


Thanks for supporting the blog
for the past several  years and
let’s continue to grow together.

To contact if there are questions
you can email.
myquesttoteach@gmail.com

HashTag My Quest To Teach

HashTag My Quest To Teach

As the site grows there will be
advertising opportunities,
sponsorship opportunities and guest writers
by youth, teens and young adults.

May 24, 2019

The Power of Blogging – Opening Dynamic Digital Doorways

Filed under: Education — William Jackson @ 06:45

The Power of Blogging – Opening Dynamic Digital Doorways
by William Jackson @wmjackson

WordCamp Jacksonville 2019

WordCamp Jacksonville 2019

Blogging is a dynamic digital doorway to discovery and social engagements
that are continuously changing. Blog provide a voice to the voiceless and a
platform to tell a story. Traditional processes of communication have changed
from verbal exchanges to the infusion of digital tools and platforms that
allow for uninterrupted connections and enhanced exchanges of information.

The tools or platforms range from Vblogging, Podcasting, Instagraming,
Snap-chatting, Vining, Periscope, Voxing, Facebook Live and the list continues
to grow.  As a past instructor teaching Educational Technology, Social Media
and STEAM at a historically Black higher educational institution –
HBCU Edward Waters College. The opportunity to teach, expose and bring
to light how powerful tech can be is awesome and a little intimidating.

There is a need for instruction that is tailored not to specific platforms,
but an open discussion of the why Social Media should be implemented
and how to effectively to get students to understand that their career
success is dependent on their gaining knowledge, acquiring resources
and networking. As shared by a previous student Crystal Sanders, attending
the class on blogging and technology; “as a future educational leader
you maybe required to conduct training’s on a platform or formats using
productivity tools and digital tools.” Educators must be able to apply real
learning to real relevancy so students know how to apply their thinking.
Understanding how to use these tools is very important, each lesson in
Educational Technology was designed for you to “think and apply” “in
a particular way concerning your area of study.”

Prof Jackson and Students

Prof Jackson and Students

The Educational Technology and Social Media course is project based
and develops thought leadership and critical and higher order thinking
that students will need as they begin their new careers. Our society is
a knowledge based society. There is a need for the skills of acquiring
information, applying information and understanding the relevancy of
information. Students need to understand the application of applying
knowledge, especially to career choices and learning situations.

Blogging is not dead as some people imply. It is transforming to embrace
a digital lifestyle. The growing social engagements that allow for direct
communication, local  connections that allow for community activism,
mobile ability to communicate on the move and community interaction
that brings people closer together and allows for diversity to unite instead
of divide people.

If students are not taught the power of blogging, building digital platforms
and growing into digital innovators, the ability to be authentic storytellers
could be lost, their voices could be drowned in the commercial manipulation
of media and our diverse cultures could be lost in the overall digital Matrix.

The power of blogging strong when words define a Blog, words create a
Niche and word are characteristically adaptable to all situations and
circumstances for communication. Sharing stories was once only done
by storyteller, blogging is now the storyteller format for digital
communication and allows anyone, everywhere, from all walks of life to
have a voice and bring a voice to the voiceless.

Blogging is not dead, nor will it ever die, it will adapt, re-invent itself and
even become scalable to new tools and platforms to share information
that is transformational and empowering.

Bloggers, Content Creators, Digital Innovators

Bloggers, Content Creators, Digital Innovators

May 3, 2019

HBCU Students Manage Your Digital Content

Filed under: Education — William Jackson @ 09:30

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HBCU Students Manage Your Digital Content
by William Jackson, M.Ed.
Twitter: @wmjackson

As WordCamp conferences are being held each month of 2019,
as a graduate of South Carolina State University I advocate
for my HBCU peers and family to attend, sponsor, speak,
volunteer and to be engaged in these wonderfully enriching
and rewarding conferences.

Even if HBCU students, faculty, staff and administrators
allow their children to attend the KidsCamp there is
growth potential in to digital business opportunities.
Your content creates a unique voice and digital footprint,
your voice can potentially be heard globally. Blogs can
build a following that may lead to diverse collaborations
on multiple fronts not just in education, but can transfer
to business and commerce.
Content can unite and connect people, creating community
activist and inspiring community activism in real time and on
digital platforms. Digital content can change the narrative
that the media because of its lack of connectedness will
miss understand and cannot relate to cultural conditions.

A growing area seen online is in the music industry where
young men and women that have an aptitude for music can
express themselves digitally. MySpace started years ago on the
premise that the shared passion for music of all genres can
be expressed  in one central location. MySpace, the explosion
of using this as a communication tool allowed for the expansion
beyond the foundation of just a media platform.

Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Periscope, Vimeo and the list of
interactive platforms to post audio and video is climbing.
HBCU students must be cautious that the very content they post
seeking to increase their notoriety does not take away from
future opportunities of employment, professional advancement
and economic progress.

HBCU students must remember that success in content creation is
intangible, don’t look for numbers of views or hits look for
being influencial; driving discussions, creating
opportunties to share ideas and concepts.

Competition should not be a priority to make money, collaboration
can bring sustained change. Who you can connect to in opening
doors to collaborate for projects that can potentially reach
hundreds or thousands and potentially millions.

There is no secrete to making your content go viral, much depends
on posting the right content at the right time that hits people
at that moment where they feel compelled to share and repost.
HBCU students must be passionate and committed. They cannot afford
to be lazy and complacent if they really want to be engaged and active.
They must spread their innovative and creative wings to achieve their
goals because standing still means standing still.

Tupac stated, “nothing comes to dreamers except dreams.”
HBCU students must work hard and never give up on their dreams,
even if family and friends doubt the abilities, intellect, will and
even finances to achieve those dreams. Dreaming of being a content
creator does nothing if there is not content being created.

The ability to transfer thoughts from firing synapses in the brain
to paper or keyboard is a wondrous thing. The mind creating thoughts
from electrical impulses that are based on an infrastructure
of flesh, fluid and functionality.

HBCU students must take opportunity to learn how to direct their
thinking to building and continue to rise as creators and innovators.
Graduations are just weeks away, what content has been created to
promote your ability to be an influencer, to be seen as a innovator
or thought, function and creativity.

Resources:
History of HBCU
The history and importance of the HBCU experience
Elwood Robinson | TEDxAugusta
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJwlBVA7GU4

William Jackson is a past Professor at Edward Waters College
from 2004 to 2017 where he designed a curriculum that embraced
Educational Technology, Social Media and STEAM.

Preparing students for future careers as thought leaders, problems
solvers, critical thinkers, innovators and content developers.
William blogs about his life experiences as he travels speaking to
youth, teens and young adults addressing issues related to
Social Media, STEAM and WordCamp conferences.

William has 31 years as a public school educator and blogger,
micro-blogger and content developer. He is the Digital Media
Innovator of his Brand – My Quest To Teach

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