In these very strange times use of social media can be a lifeline of connection to colleagues, family and friends. Twitter is possibly the most popular site to use, but it can be very daunting if you haven’t tweeted previously - what is a hashtag?, how do you start a conversation?, do I have to follow back everyone who follows me? - these are just some of the questions I am regularly asked. In this webinar I will attempt to give you a good basic grounding in Twitter as well as sharing some tips and tricks that will be useful even for experienced users. Think of the site as your huge online staffroom/auditorium/meeting place, stuffed with authors, experienced librarians, teachers and celebrities , most of whom are happy to interact with you - you just need to open the door and come right in!

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Speaker Info

Speaker Name

Bev Humphrey

Speaker Details
Bev Humphrey is now a Literacy and Technology Consultant after spending 10 years as a school librarian. She worked in an all boys secondary school in South East London and during this time developed a passion for encouraging her students to read and write for pleasure, often using online media to do so. She was given a Reading Hero Award by the Literacy Trust at the end of the National Year of Reading for her work during this year and her international collaborative writing project, the Write Path was shortlisted for a Times Educational Supplement New Literacy Initiative Award in 2009 and has twice been shortlisted for a Lemos and Crane Literacy Award. Bev also worked with the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust as a Lead Practitioner for literacy. As a consultant Bev has presented at seminars and conferences all over the country for E2BN, Renaissance Learning, CILIP, SLG and SLA amongst others. A self-confessed geek, Bev lives much of her life online and loves using exciting new technology as a motivator for young people’s learning. She is a member of the SLA Board, SLA Website Content Manager and Editor, SLA Digital. Bev is at her happiest when enlightening colleagues in education about the possibilities of literacy presented by new technologies for enthusing young people about reading and writing for pleasure or when she is working with school librarians who are of course her favourite people.