PART OF THE SUMMER involves watching creative students jump into artistic events as well as assessing how they analyse news around them. This summer, my best students are watching art on the walls around Clonmel (see photo of work by Robert Ballagh).
AFTER ONE WEEK looking to Twitter to spread the word about "Ideas in Education" and getting over 2500 impressions that generated more than 1000 media plays, we have achieved only two percent conversion. But I have learned that short videos that show stories about people doing things perform much better. That is what my own Twitter analytics show during the current month of more than 90,000 Twitter impressions.
I used Wizibel on iOS to create this short promoted Tweet:
This sort of content performed weakly, when compared directly to the performance of tweets featuring people explaining how they create things on camera.
So we're off to produce more compelling content that can convert better than five per cent of the viewing audience to register at http://bit.ly/ictedu19reg.
WE HAVE BEEN diving into The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly for the past three years and if you're interested in following the conversations, you can simply ask your podcatcher for "Emerging Trends Kun Keen" or have the recordings drop directly by subscribing to the podcast. In today's episode, Amie O'Mahony got a little help from Otter.ai around 8:12 into Episode 22.
I LIKE STARTING MY MORNING with A-List journalism and that's why I tap into the Washington Post, New York Times, and The Irish Times. It's part of my workflow now as I use a combination of my Kindle Paperwhite, my Day One Journal, my Brydge keyboard, and my blog.
I SPEND A LOT OF TIME working in remote locations so I'm grateful for the ease of use I get with my durable Brydge keyboard. It connects to my Note 9 the moment I switch it on with no requirement to push a button or select a setting.
ANOTHER BLOGGER APPEARS to be rebooting original work and offers lovely prints to complement his writing. It's Ian Bertram from the UK, an artist I also follow on Etsy. You should click the image and see more of his prints.
ONE OF THE MOST insightful conversations I enjoyed in 2018 came inside 1784, a Third Space of Michelle Gallen. Michelle shared a wide assortment of ideas with me about community, book recommendations, and the status of her stealth project. It's all part of the 15 minute audio recording I shared on Spreaker.