I love participating in Twitter chats: the fast-paced-sometimes-overwhelming-yet-professionally-gratifying chats that connect me to new literacy educators, to new ideas and perspectives and to new practices for teachers and students. Every chat starts the same: with introductions. Participants are invited to introduce themselves, their position in education, their location and more. Limited by 280 characters, I often struggle to introduce myself in a to-the-point way that tells a bit about myself and what my professional passions are without going over my character limit or saying the same old things in every chat. Enter the digital business card.
I first heard about the digital business card from a blogpost on the Happy Library and was immediately intrigued. I finally found a way to easily represent my work in a creative way to connect with other educators online. But, more importantly, the digital business card can honor our journeys and stories as educators, showing where we have been and where we might head next. Excited to give it a try, I created one through Google Slides to represent myself, my work and the connections I hoped to make. Here it is:
What might your digital business card look like? How might it celebrate your journey as an educator and help you connect with others for new collaborations? Go ahead and create one using Google Slides or Buncee and take a look at some of the cards that have been shared recently. Create your own and share it with me on Twitter to @AffinitoLit. Let’s celebrate our stories and connect for new ones!