ProfNet Connect Blog Roundup: Social Media for Writers & Journalists, Classroom of the Future, National Costume Sweep Day

ProfNet Connect, our free online community for journalists, bloggers, PR pros, experts and communicators of all stripes, features blog section where members can write and post as their hearts desire.  The site is chockablock with interesting people and content.  Here are some of the most popular posts from last week. Enjoy!

Upcoming #ConnectChat: Social Media for Writers and Journalists
Maria Perez, director of news operations at ProfNet will host our next #ConnectChat which will take place Tuesday, Sept. 13., and will focus on social media for writers and journalists. Join us as award-winning investigative reporter Dave Copeland explores how writers can use social media to develop story ideas, report more effectively, and promote their work to a wide cross-section of readers.
@profnet

Dear Gracie: How to Stand Out on a Panel
Each week, Dear Gracie (ProfNet editor Grace Lavigne) answers questions from ProfNet Connect readers with advice from our network of more than 44,000 ProfNet experts. This week she answers the question, “I’ve been invited to speak on a panel at a conference. It will be recorded and later shown on TV and to other industry professionals. Any tips for how to rock on a panel?”
@GNightGracie

Who Says This is the Classroom of the Future?
Alvaro Fernandez, CEO and co-founder of SharpBrains.com addresses the question, “What if we questioned the very premise behind naming some classrooms the “classrooms of the future” simply because they have been adding technology in literally mindless ways?
@AlvaroF

2nd annual National Costume Swap Day generates huge interest
Last year’s inaugural National Costume Swap Day was an incredible success with 77 swaps in 23 states and Canada and thousands of people saving money and avoiding throwing costumes into landfills. Lynn Colwell of The Green Year, LLC tells us about this fun and green way to celeberate Halloween!
@CelebrateGreen

Should journalists be licensed?
Should journalists be licensed? Should they have some sort of certification indicating that they’re legitimate and trained professionals? A recent article from GigaOm made ProfNet Connect’s community editor Evelyn Tipacti wonder if this is something that should be considered similar to what is done in other professions.
@editorev

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