My Quest To Teach

October 8, 2018

FlBlogCon Time Management A Gateway to Content Development

Diana Griffith

Diana Griffith

 

FlBlogCon Time Management A Gateway to Content Development
William Jackson, My Quest To Teach
https://floridablogcon.com/

The 8th Annual FlBlogCon 2018 is no different than the previous
years, each year is awesome, informative, enlightening, fun,
engaging and a inspiring learning experience. Bess Auer knows how
to create an environment of PLC, PLN and PLF engagement.
Professional Learning (Community, Networking and Family).
A seasoned educator, she combines content creators of diverse
backgrounds that are relevant, current and can share
information that is instantly applicable to personal and business.

One of the valuable sessions at the Florida Blogging Conference
was based on Time Management – Diana Griffith (Content for Beginners,
Templates, Ideas and More). The understanding of how valuable
your time is and the importance of managing it.
The words, “time is money,” can be translated to time is
the difference between success and failure. Managing your
time can reduce stress, anxiety and apprehension when your
feeling overwhelmed. Managing your time can mean meeting
professional and personal deadlines or creating an environment
of making excuses for not completing important tasks.

One of the struggles sometimes for Bloggers, Vbloggers and
Podcasters is finding time to manage your ideas to put into
content development. Taking the time to think, create, write
and develop content that shares your passion and purpose.
There are tools, Apps and assistants like Trello, Asana, Toggl,
Google Calendar and Insightly to help you manage your time
and develop content.

There are strategies that help to keep you engaged, but time
and managing time is key. Day to day events and activities
seem to distract you, engage you, move you, motivate you
and even seem to drain you. Managing is important and
valuable to help you stay focused and productive.

Some strategies are to plan ahead and build on to create a
time buffer; think past the seasons, holidays and events to
build future content. That way you are ahead of the game
and reaching out 3 to 4 months in advance with content.

This works well for writing to an editorial calendar and
staggering projects. Magazines, newspapers and other
media plan months in advance to keep up and keep ahead
of the interests of their readers and viewers. Time is important
because of the opportunity to get on everyone’s’ calendar
or radar when planning out to the future. People have schedules
that demand their time, as a content creator get on their
schedule.

Editorial Tools like Buffer, Hootsuite, CoSchedule (WordPress),
Tailwind (Pintrest), Later (Instagram) and Google Calendar
help you to post your content at different times and to different
platforms. This builds a visual element, so people know what
you are doing, the value of your Brand and the empowerment
of your content.

Planning can help your SEO, because you have time to look
at all your content elements and take account on revisions,
corrections and direction of thoughts.
As a content developer you should understand that people
will view your content at different times during the day and week.
Connecting to readers and viewers means spreading out your
content to post at different times. You may need a tasking tool
to help you write to a schedule which helps you manage access
to content. If you incorporate photos, photo editing tools to
help you edit that photo that may be too dark, to light, etc.
The visual element is important.

Your content is evaluated by SEO – Search Engine
Optimization with the photos and video you post.
The many tools available are mostly free, they provide a
flexibility for the content creator to always move forward.
Technology builds connections to establish relationships and
empowers people to guide future and potential collaborations.
Applying skills, sharing knowledge and working to build
content that can potentially change the world.

Research which tools benefit what you want to accomplish
and build your Brand. Do diligence is important to help you
grow beyond your expectations and strengthen your Brand.

“Each blog has its own attention span.”#FlBlogCon
Be mindful in your planning that each reader and viewer has
a time limit to be engaged and be respectful that you content
should matter to your readers.

#FlBlogCon
#GottaGetBlogging

Photos via William Jackson, My Quest To Teach

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October 7, 2018

Florida Blogging and Social Media Conference

Pictorial presentation of the Florida Blogging and Social Media Conference
“The Year of the Creator”
https://floridablogcon.com/

Welcome to the 8th Annual Florida Blogging and
Social Media Conference 2018 at Full Sail University.
Thank you Bess Auer for welcoming us to the conference !!!!

Photos via William Jackson of My Quest To Teach
#MyQuestToTeach

Aida (Love Built Life) and Barbara (FlMomBlog)

Aida and FlMomBlog Barbara

Aida of Love Built Life and Barbara FlMomBlog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bess (FlBlogCon) and Aida (Love Built Life)

Bess and Aida

Bess and Aida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dennis Jackson, attending his first
FlBlogCon.
Student attending Edward Waters
College, learning how to develop his
clothing business Primal Instinct

Dennis Jackson of Primal Instinct (Edward Waters College)

Dennis Jackson of Primal Instinct (Edward Waters College)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elisha Taylor III attending his second FlBlogCon
Student with Duval County Public Schools
High school student.

Elisha Taylor III at FlBlogCon

Elisha Taylor III at FlBlogCon

 

 

 

Elisha Taylor III

Elisha Taylor III

Elisha Taylor III and Barbara

Elisha Taylor III and Barbara

Elisha Taylor III and Hellthy Junk Food

Elisha Taylor III and Hellthy Junk Food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aida (Love Built Life) and William My Quest To Teach
Aida attending her first FlBlogCon and William
attending his 7th

Aida and William - Love Built Life and My Quest To Teach

Aida and William – Love Built Life and My Quest To Teach

William Jackson and Aida Correa

William Jackson and Aida Correa

Aida Correa of Love Built LIfe

Aida Correa of Love Built LIfe and Ford

William Jackson and Ford

William Jackson and Ford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacksonville, Florida Group attending FlBlogCon 2018

Jacksonville, Florida Group attending FlBlogCon 2018                                   Jacksonville, Florida group of business owners,
students, ministers, and community activists
attending their first FlBlogCon 2018

 

 

 

 

Sharon Johnson (Right) with family and friends

Sharon Johnson with family and friends

Students from South and North Florida attending their first of many FlBlogCon conferences.

Students from South and North Florida attending their first of many FlBlogCon conferences.

 

 

October 5, 2018

Parents are Your Children Dangerously Flirting Online

Filed under: Education,Parenting — William Jackson @ 11:45
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Parents are Your Children Dangerously Flirting Online
by William Jackson, M.Ed.

I was asked to repost this blog by some mothers in Jacksonville
to prove a point to their daughters about the dangers of the
Internet. This blogs influence came from the news story on the
12 year old girl situation and Facebook. Girl lured into sex trade
through Facebook Invite.

The access to online sites that promote innocent Flirting is
drawing attention by law enforcement because of the growing
incidents of rape on minor age boys and girls. This is scary as
a parent and elementary school teacher. Presenting at conferences
and seminars I hope to teach youth the dangers of online content
that they post and the dangers of making unseen friendships in
chatroom’s. Many sites entice and encourage young girls and boys
to flirt to gain a larger and older audience, but it is being found that
older men are enticing young girls and even boys to meet face
to face with dangerous results.

News reports have shown a dangerous trend with online contact with
older men and minor young teen girls. Flirting is seen as innocent and
playful; high school girls and boys flirting, even elementary school age
kids experimenting with who they like. This ”greenness” form of
flirting is perceived as cute and harmless in most cases. Skating
the edges of emotional connectivity to see if there is a potential for
a relationship either as friends or a more serious relationship.
The Internet has created a dangerous opportunity for sexual encounters
for girls and even boys and opened the door for Sexting, sexual luring,
and Cyberbullying using sexually explicit content.

Parents need to be aware and involved in their children’s Internet activities.
The seriousness of this can be seen from NY Times reports that shows
growing incidents of rapes. There are Internet Apps that aid in flirting,
the danger is so sever that mobile apps help users connect with others.
The challenge that technology has allowed an open and unregulated
connection that parents must be concerned. Unfortunately pedophiles,
stalkers and child molesters visit sites and pretend to be teens.
They study conversations, styles, words, slang and the best times to be
online to make contact. Teens also will lie about their ages to gain access
to adult sites. Even though there are dangers, teens discount the dangers
for the chance to act as adults and engage in adult conversations and
sometimes behaviors.

As an elementary school teacher I hear students in fourth and fifth grade
talking and their conversations are adult in nature, discussing their online
activities using profanity, color does not matter it happens with Caucasian
and Blacks. The results potentially dangerous as seen from information
that cases have been shown on news reports from 2017:
15 year old Ohio girl said she had been raped by a 37 year old man, a 24
year old man has been accused of raping a 12 year old girl in California
and a 21 year old man from Wisconsin is facing charges that he sexually
assaulted a 13-year-old boy.

Parents need to make sure that even if they allow their minor children or teens to
access sites that promote social contact that their children understand not to post
their address, phone numbers, or other personal information that can be used online
to find them. Online maps are so accurate that just a small amount of information a
stalker can find a child’s school, home, hangout areas. Vint Cerf, considered one of
the “Fathers of the Internet” stated, “The Internet is a reflection of our society and
that mirror is going to be reflecting what we see. Children do not see any reflections,
they just see what they want and what excites them.”

Parents if you have not done so talk to your children or you may wish you had later
and don’t have the mentality of some parents that the Internet is totally safe, “I had
no clue this was even going on in Central Texas (online stalking).
I thought it was a third world country situation” as an Austin, Texas woman claimed
after finding her niece that was abducted and sold into prostitution after she met
someone online and decided to meet that person even after told not to by her mother.
We are not a third world country and most third world countries do not have open and
uncensored Internet access in their homes for children to use un-monitored and
uncensored by their parents.

Parents take your responsibility as a parent seriously. Computers and the Internet
are not 21st century TV’s, monitor your child’s activities and friends.

William Jackson, M.Edu.
Parent, Educator, Community Activist
#NewTownSuccessZone #VisionKeepers
#MyQuestToTeach

 

October 3, 2018

A New Direction for Mind Manipulation

A New Direction for Mind Manipulation
by William Jackson , Twitter @wmjackson
My Quest To Teach #MyQuestToTeach
How much more information needs to be faked, falsified,
made-up and just simply lies before people hold Social
Media platforms accountable?
Fake, false, half-truths, deceptions and lies; Social Media
platforms are generating global discussions about how to identify
news that is misleading. Media experts are warning that false
claims may lead to deceptions that have global political, economic
and educational influences.
Educators are tasked to prepare students to recognize fake news
even though they are challenged with managing reading groups,
literacy levels and students lacking comprehension skills.
Social Media has invaded every facet of life, with such influence
there has not been instruction to teach how to interpret, understand
nor guard against false and fake information.
Congressional hearing are demanding changes, but the money
and resources are not there. Social Media companies claim to hire
new staff, their staff need to be trained as well and may still struggle
with recognizing false information if they do not have the experience.
In the changing history of man in the information technology fields,
information is literally at the tip of the finger tips. Children can do a
Google search for anything imaginable. “Media Literacy” is seen as
a minor priority as more and more people struggle with understanding
how a integrate information from digital platforms to create a foundation
for interpretation.
“Media Literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create
media in a variety of forms.” Wikipedia “Media literacy builds an
understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills
of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy.”
The Internet is a pool of information that is global for facts. So powerful
its influence there are “information wars” by groups sharing ideologies
that are dangerous.
Parents not only should be cautious about sex, porn, nudity, profanity,
violence and identity theft they should be concerned about false
information the can influence thinking.
Parents that are limited in their ability to read and comprehend may be
contributing to the breakdown of learning because they too are not taking
the time to read and comprehend what their children are engaged in.
Continued education is the right direction, parents need to be added to
the equation and mentored and taught as well.
Resources:
How to Recognize False News
https://mashable.com/2017/10/03/how-to-avoid-spreading-misinformation-online/#qMnOJ9pvCmqt
How Teachers Can Fight Fake News
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/education/real-things-teachers-can-combat-fake-news
Ways Teachers are Fighting Fake News
https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/02/16/514364210/5-ways-teachers-are-fighting-fake-news
Reading, Writing, Fighting Fake News
https://www.cnn.com/2017/03/29/health/school-kids-fight-fake-news-trnd/index.html
Teaching Strategies Fighting Fake News
http://www.teachhub.com/teaching-strategies-detect-fake-news

 

October 1, 2018

Authors’ RoundTable – Your Books Can Change The World

Filed under: Education,Literacy — William Jackson @ 11:45
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Authors’ RoundTable – Your Books Can Change The World
by William Jackson, M.Ed.

“Read absolutely everything you get your hands on because you’ll never
know where you’ll get an idea from…” Malcolm X, Malcolm X Speaks:
Authors’ RoundTable, the opportunity to fellowship, network and advocate for
literacy and the appreciation of reading diverse works of art to inspire creative
thinking and the imagination.

The Authors RoundTable held at Highlands Regional Library on Dunn Avenue in
Jacksonville, encourages authors gathering to share their passion for writing and
experiences in a world of literature that challenge the imagination and inspire
intellectual thinking and the fun of the written word. What better way to
reach-out and connect with people of color, culture, gender,
and generational differences than through books.

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” … Ciero
Writers, bloggers, poets, artists and those with a zeal for literature are encouraged
to attend the Authors’ Round Table and learn from seasoned writers to the novice
and dreamers of future authors the process of writing and publication. Held at
Highlands Regional Library in Jacksonville, Florida the gathering of authors with
years of experience in various writing genres helps to inspire each
other and encourage growth in the process of writing.

The sharing for resources, experiences and
the “process” of writing a book(s) with help in the “birthing” process of
writing and publishing. Blogging, Vblogging, Podcasting, Poetry and other forms
of writing are accepted and encouraged. Share your passion and your platform
to harness your energy, build your knowledge, find your
Niche and expand your influence.

If you know of a youth, teen, young adult or adult interested in being a published
author encourage them to attend the Authors’ RoundTable. Parents must
accompany their children and teens and any young adults under 18 years of age.
“Reading … allows you to take flight toward your own dreams and aspirations.”
Taylor Richardson @astrostarbright

To participate contact authorsroundtable@gmail.com for more information
on how to join and participate.

 

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