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Friday Tips!

  • 1.  Friday Tips!

    Posted 02-01-2019 02:57 PM

    Tip: How to inbox a Hello community member from a thread

    Every Friday I will be posting tips to support you in connecting more effectively with your colleagues nationwide in the Hello community.

    The first tip is how to inbox a community member via Hello's in mail function.

    Inboxing also known as private messaging is how you respond to a community member directly and privately. Inboxing is great when you have a question that just pertains to you or you would like to build a relationship with a person.

    You access the inbox function by going to the upper left hand side (your right) of the poster's message where it says "reply inline," pulling down the arrow, and choosing the second choice, which says, "reply to sender."

    Take the time to inbox someone today, start building your network by introducing yourself to a person you've never met in person before. Let us know how it goes by replying to this post.

    How to inbox a Hello community member from a thread
    How to inbox a Hello community member from a thread P2



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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 2.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 02-08-2019 06:04 PM

    Friday Tip: How inbox a community member from their profile

    There are three ways to do this --by hovering over their name in a discussion thread, by clicking on their picture and going to their profile, or by searching for them in the Hello Contact List.

    Example one:

    Go to a member's profile and hover the cursor over their name when it appears in a discussion thread. The request contact and send message options should come up, choose message.

    Example two:

    Click on the person's name. You will see add contact and a box with three dots. Click on the box with three dots.

    Example three:

    If you don't see the person on a thread, but you know they are on Hello go to header and click on Find Members, then click on Contact List, and do a search for their name or email.  When their name comes up click on send message.

    Start building your network. Take some time to tell a community member Hello.

    Let us know how connecting to other members goes by replying on this post.




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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 3.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 04-26-2019 05:20 PM

    Friday Tip: How to navigate to the Professional Development portal and access your free online trainings

    HELLO has a NEW Career tab and it pulls together everything you need to grow in your career -- a link to the early childhood career center, information on finding a degree program that's right for you, and information on professional development.
    Standard NAEYC members receive one free online professional development module per year and premium NAEYC members receive two free online modules per year.

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    From Hello here is how you access your benefit: 

    1. Go to the dark blue space right below our header and navigate to the Career tab.

    2. Choose Professional Development and Resources.

    3. Scroll down and click on Learn More at the blue Online Learning section.

    4.Then when you are on the Online Learning page, scroll down and click on Online Learning Center.

    5. When you get to the Online Learning Center if you have never taken a class before create a NEW account, DIFFERENT from your HELLO and NAEYC Digital profile.

    6. Once logged in, visit the Browse Courses tab.

    7. Click the course title you are interested in taking.

    8. Scroll to the bottom of the course page and click add to cart.

    9. In the "Coupon code" field, enter the code found HERE  for Standard (one free module)
    and HERE  for Premium (two free modules).

    10. Click Apply to order.

    11. Click Check out.

    12. Then you should be ready to go!
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    If you have any questions or are having issues redeeming your member benefit, please contact the Professional Learning and Engagement team at training@naeyc.org during business hours, have a great Friday.

    Instructions on how to get to PD





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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 4.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 02-15-2019 04:14 PM
    Friday Tip: How to respond to a thread on a digest email on your phone

    We are all super busy. I don't know about you, but I typically access my email on my phone. Can you do this on HELLO? Yes, of course and there are two ways to do this -by pressing reply all via email on the top of the message or by pressing reply all via email at the bottom of the message.

    Example one:

    Scroll to the message you want to respond to and hit reply all via email at the top of the post.

    Hello digest on a phone

    Instruction One

     

    Example two:

    Scroll to the message you want to respond to and hit reply all via email at the bottom of the post.

     

    Instruction two

    Start building your network. While you're checking your other social media, check us out too.

     

    Let us know how it goes by replying go this post on your mobile phone.





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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 5.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 02-22-2019 04:26 PM

    Friday Tip: How to Join an Interest Forum

    When I read the discussions in HELLO each day, I enjoy the sense I'm interacting with both known and rising leaders in early childhood. One route to leadership is to join and become active in one of NAEYC's Interest Forums.

    Interest Forums provide the opportunity to become well-versed on a particular topic and are a proven way to get involved as a leader. In the last two years alone, several members of various governing boards have served as Interest Forum facilitators.

    As a member of an Interest Forum you get to dig deep in an interest area, present at conferences, lead discussions, and support your colleagues through discussions here on Hello.

    So, some of you might be wondering, "How do I join an Interest Forum?"

    It's easy! Simply join through your NAEYC digital profile. First, go to the right sidebar on your profile.  Find the Account Links section and click on Interests.  Once on the Interests page, the Interest Forums will come up in a list. From there, you can select as many forums that interest you. Then scroll down to save your choice(s). In a few short weeks you'll get a notice letting you know you're a member.

    Facilitators! What are some of your favorite benefits of being a member of an Interest Forum?

    Step by step picture directions of how to join an Interest Forum.



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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 6.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 03-01-2019 06:20 PM

    Friday Tip: How to Add a Profile Picture

    It is always wonderful to be able to say hello to people in real life who I have only seen virtually.

    One of the best benefits of HELLO is the potential for real life connections.

    A simple way to put a face to your wonderful conversations on Hello is by adding a profile picture.


    So, some of you might be wondering, "How do I get my picture in my profile?"

    It is simple.


    First, go to the gray circle in the upper right corner of the Hello homepage. When you get there, click on the down arrow. Then choose and click Profile. Once you arrive to your profile click on the down arrow to the right of Actions. Then choose Add (or Change) Picture. Then click the property (your computer, Facebook, Dropbox…) to upload your picture from. The last step is clicking Save.


    If you have not added your picture yet, add one and show us the person behind your words.


    Have a great weekend!



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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 7.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 03-08-2019 02:28 PM

    Friday Tip: How to tag a friend in your post

    We have many members on HELLO who give great advice. Have you ever posted on Hello and wished that person who gave an amazing resources on that other post would help you out on your question? Have you ever wanted to acknowledge an idea? Have you ever wanted to expand on a topic and wanted others to join in?

    There is a way to tag a person on your posts on Hello.


    Type  "@" in front of the name of the person you want to tag.

    For example.

    "Thank you @Aren Stone and @Shari Doherty for sharing the Adverse Childhood Experiences resources on the Expulsion thread, that was helpful."
    "Thank you @Lorraine Breffni for your wonderful post on staff engagement."
    "Thank you @Temesha Anjel Ragan and @Shannon Susan Green for sharing your moonshots, those were wonderful."

    "Members who knows about business plans, can someone support @Tamisha Amber Sewell with learning about writing her business plan?"

    If you want a person to know you need their help or you just want to tell them thanks for being awesome @ them, so they "hear" it.

    Have a great Friday.



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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 8.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 03-22-2019 12:08 PM

    When Do We Remove or Edit Posts

    Like all discussion spaces on the web, HELLO relies on a code of conduct to guide members interactions with one another.  This is something that users agree to when they first log into Hello. This code ensures that the discussions remain free of commercial messages; that partisan political messages do not interfere with NAEYC's tax exempt status, bipartisan outlook, or diverse membership; and that controversial topics in the field are discussed with civility.

    The vast majority of the over 6,000 posts on the 1156 conversation threads on Hello focus on issues in early childhood and supporting practitioners in their work.  NAEYC staff monitor the discussion board and on occasion we do ask someone to edit a post. Since the majority of those who post have never had a post edited or rejected, we'd like to be transparent about our process for when we do.

    • We do not remove posts because we disagree with an opinion.  We remove posts for infractions of the code, which include use of candidate campaign slogans, engaging in personal attacks, or for promoting products or services, among other reasons.

    • We only remove posts after careful review and our process always involves consideration by at least two staff members.  We also prefer to edit a post whenever possible rather than delete it. When we remove or edit a post we let the poster know and we always encourage them to post again on the topic in a manner that aligns with the code of conduct.

    • The most common form of edit has to do with a post that links to content on a another website. The code of conduct prohibits posts to commercial sites. This includes linking to Amazon or other book retailers  While we allow links to free, helpful resources (such as blogs) we want to make sure that the link provided is relevant to the discussion at hand and offers some narrative about the content of the link that is useful in and of itself to the Hello community.  In other words, if you want to link to a free resource on a site that also sells things, you need to make it clear in our post why that resource is relevant to the discussion.

    In the end the code of conduct is intended to foster respectful discussion on a wide range of early childhood topics among a diverse group of NAEYC members. Based on the topics covered this week (staff labels for power to the profession, aggressive children, ideas for engaging families in math) we think we are monitoring in a way that is fostering respectful discussion. Thanks so much for contributing by posting a question, responding, and reading.

    best,
    Michael

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    Michael Coventry
    Director, Digital Strategy & Interest Forum Program
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 9.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 03-29-2019 04:13 PM

    Friday Tip: How to edit your signature

    When you first sign into Hello, you are given a default signature that includes your name, job title, company, and location based on your NAEYC membership profile. But did you know that you can change your signature on HELLO at any time?

    Here are three easy steps to update your signature:


    1. Navigate to Post A Message, then scroll down to the end of the message and you'll see a second smaller box. When you get to that box, click Edit Your Default Signature. From there you see the field where you can edit your signature.

    2. Take a look at your signature, is it showcasing who you are properly? Maybe you need to update your company information, or you'd like your location to reflect where you work instead of where you live.  If the default information needs to be updated, change it to a signature that properly reflects who you are.

    3.  Have a great Friday!



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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 10.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 04-12-2019 05:20 PM

    Friday Tip: How to recommend a comment

    Did a post on HELLO give you a useful resource? Did a member share an answer that helped you with a challenging situation?

    Recommend their post. It is easy to do. 


    When accessing Hello on your laptop or desktop the right hand corner of every post and reply has a recommend box.


    Click on the box to show that you appreciate a post or comment.


    Have a great Friday.

    How to recommend a comment or post?



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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 11.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 05-03-2019 05:28 PM

    Friday Tip: How to navigate to the Job Seekers portal



    Last week I introduced you to the HELLO Careers tab and demonstrated how to navigate to your free professional development. This week I am going to show you how to get a jumpstart on your job search at our Make Your Next Move/Job Seekers portal.

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    1. Go to the dark blue space right below our header and navigate to the Careers tab.

    2. Choose Make Your Next Move.

    3. Scroll down and click on Job Seekers.

    4. Then click on Register/New Users (this needs to be different than your digital profile). Create a new username and password or sign in with your FB, Google, Twitter, or Linkedin account.

    5. Fill out your profile and upload your resume, so that employers can find you.

    6. Then click on Jobs and start your new job search.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Have a wonderful Friday.

    How to get to Job Seeker Portal



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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 12.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 05-10-2019 05:02 PM

    Friday Tip: Get creative with your profile pictures

    HELLO is a great place to connect with other professionals who share similar interests and challenges.  When building your profile, a picture gives people insight into who you are.

    The picture in your profile does not have to be of your face, as some people have concerns about privacy on social media.
    Instead, it can be your favorite book, your pet, the sky, a quote, or your favorite tree.

    For instance, my best friend and I met in college, because of the adorable picture of her Persian cat in her digital profile. If it were not for that picture, we might have never met.

    A simple way to insert some  personality into your digital profile is to add a picture.

    Here's how you do it:

    First, go to the gray circle in the upper right corner of the Hello homepage. When you get there click on the down arrow. Then choose and click profile. Once you arrive to your profile click on down arrow to the right of Actions. Then choose Add (or Change) Picture. Then click the place where your picture is stored  (your computer, Facebook, Dropbox…). Click on the pictures name to upload the picture. The last step is clicking Save.

    If you have not added your picture yet, add one and show us the personality behind your words.

    Have a great Friday.

    How to add a creative profile picture



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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 13.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 05-17-2019 05:05 PM

    Friday Tip: Add a resource to your Interest Forum

    By now you should all be a member of at least one Interest Forum on HELLO.*  We encourage you to participate in your forum by adding a resource.

    A great way to share your expertise on your Interest Forum topic is by sharing a resource.

    A resource is peer reviewed information in a PDF, link, DOC, or webinar format.


    Here's how you do it:

    First, go to Communities, then go to My Communities. When you get to My Communities go to Add Resources. You will then be at a page that says Add to Library, once you are there, add a title, a description of your resource (you'll be adding the resource in another step), and label the resource.

    Then you will be instructed to go to the Next Page. At the Next page add the link or attach the document, and then click Finish.

    After a moderator reviews your entry, it will be posted as a resource to your Interest Forum.

    Share a resource with your colleagues today.

    Have a great Friday.


    *If you have not yet joined an Interest Forum, HERE are instructions on how to join.

    Add resource instruction



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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 14.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 05-24-2019 02:06 PM

    Friday Tip: How to share a file in Open Discussions

    In HELLO sharing anecdotal knowledge helps us learn from each other, but you can also share resources in Hello.


    A resource is peer reviewed or or other information in a PDF, link, document, image or video format.

    Here's how to do it:

    First, click on Participate, then pull down to click on Share a file.

    Once you arrive at the Share a file screen add a title, a description, then choose the type of resource (Copyright Licensed File, Hyperlink, Standard File Upload, Webinar, or YouTube Video).


    You will then be instructed to go to the Next Page. At the Next page add the link, attach the document, fill in the running time of the video and/or fill out the speaker list and then click Finish.

    Share a resource with your colleagues today.

    Have a great Friday.

    How to upload a resource



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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 15.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 05-31-2019 05:31 PM

    Friday Tip: How to download the PLI app

    For those of you going to PLI, I am looking forward to meeting you!

    Maybe we will run into each other at the Exhibit Hall on Monday at 12:50 p.m. where we'll be having a panel discussion on the amazing conversations we have on HELLO.

    One of the best ways to stay in touch with other attendees and on top of your schedule at PLI is by downloading the NAEYC 2019 Institute app.

    Here is how you download it:

    1. Get a hold of your registration/badge number from the confirmation email we sent you or use the search function on your email and input the term: Badge NAEYC.
    2. Copy your registration/badge number -you'll need it later, trust me.
    3. Then go to your phone's app store.
    4. In the search field input: NAEYC 2019 Institute.
    5. Download to your phone and sign in using your registration/badge number.

    Don't hesitate to chat to me directly on the app. I love "Hellos."

    Have a great Friday! 

    Download app instructions



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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 16.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 06-07-2019 05:35 PM

    Friday Tip: Add your social media to your HELLO profile

    A great way to help people to get to know you better on HELLO is by adding your social media profile.

    Here's how you do it:

    First, go to your Profile, then go to the left-hand side and you will find Social Links. Once you get to your Social Links you will click on Add, from there you will be able to link your Hello profile to a variety of social media sites.

    Have a great Friday.

    Add social media



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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 17.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 06-14-2019 05:55 PM

    Friday Tip: Find a new colleague or connect with a familiar one

    Imagine a scenario such as this


    You took part in one of free online trainings that NAEYC offers members. The trainer did a phenomenal job and you'd like to reach out to them and build a connection, but how?


    and/or


    You had a wonderful time at the Professional Learning Institute in Long Beach and you would really like to follow up with that great person you met at lunch, but you lost their card. You know they work at NAEYC and live in New Jersey, but how do you find them?

    You can search for members by using the Find Members tab in the main navigation.

    Here's how:

    1. Go to Find Members, choose Contact List.
    2. Then go to Basic Search you can search by Name, Company Name, and Email.

    OR

    1. Then go to Advanced Search you can search by Location, Member of Group (affiliate, interest forum…), and Education Level.
    2. Next go to the Blue Find Members tab.
    3. Finally, Send Message or Add A Contact.


    Make some new connections or reconnect with some familiar ones today.

    Have a great Friday.

    How to connect



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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 18.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 06-21-2019 05:48 PM

    Friday Tip: How to crosspost

    Have you ever wanted to share important information on two discussion groups, but didn't want to write the same thing twice?

    We have a feature for that, it is called crossposting.

    Here's how:

    1. Go to Post New Message.
    2. When you are at Post a Message you will see two To fields.
      a.The first To is the discussion group you are in.
      b.The second To allows you to Cross Post To another discussion.

    Try crossposting today.


    Have a great Friday.

    How to crosspost



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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 19.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 07-12-2019 02:31 PM

    Friday Tip: How to navigate to the Career Learning Center

    NAEYC's Career Learning Center has free tools to help members stay competitive in the job market.

    Whether it's crafting an effective resume, building your brand or developing an effective network, we have you covered.

    We also have tips on being successful at the very popular and challenging behavioral interview, which is being used in the private and public sector to hire the best and the brightest.

    Follow these steps to access over a dozen career development videos and a guide to help you to negotiate the salary you deserve:

    1. Go to the dark blue space right below our header and navigate to the Career tab.
    2. Choose  Make Your Next Move.
    3. Scroll down and click on Job Seekers.
    4. Then click on Search Jobs.
    5. Next go to Resources.
    6. Finally go to  Career Learning Center.

    Have a wonderful Friday.

    Access career resource center


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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 20.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 07-26-2019 04:21 PM
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    Friday Tip: How to crosspost

    Have you ever wanted to share important information on two discussion groups, but didn't want to write the same thing twice?

    We have a feature for that, it is called crossposting.

    Here's how:

    1. Go to Post New Message.
    2. When you are at Post a Message you will see two To fields.
      a. The first To is the discussion group you are in.
      b. The second To allows you to Cross Post To another discussion.

    Try crossposting today.


    Have a great Friday.


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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 21.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 08-02-2019 04:22 PM

    Friday Tip: How to navigate to the Further Your Education portal 

    Find a degree program that is right for you at the HELLO Career tab.

    Follow these steps for information on degree programs that will help increase the depth and breadth of your knowledge on child development and broaden your career prospects:

    1. Go to the dark blue space right below our header and navigate to the Career tab.
    2. Then choose Further Your Education.
    3. Select Filter By Features.
    4. Pick the Degree Offered, Location, and/or NAEYC Status.

    Find the school that puts you on the path to achieve your future goals.

    Further your education portal



    Have a great weekend!



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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 22.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 08-09-2019 05:31 PM
    Friday Tip: How to change your email frequency for HELLO

    You have three emall frequency options on Hello.

    • The first option is daily digest, with this option you receive all the emails of the day in one email.
    • The second option is real time, with this option you receive emails as people post. If there are three posts on Saturday, you'll receive three separate emails. 
    • The third option is no email, with this option you don't receive any emails and you just check in with us on your mobile device or desktop computer.

    Here's how to change your email frequency:

    First, go to the Open Discussion header, then go to the right-hand side and you will see a star next to Settings, click that. Next you will see three options: Daily Digest, Real Time, and No Email. Choose the frequency you prefer. Finally, click Change.

    email frequency

    Have a great weekend. 



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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 23.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 08-16-2019 05:45 PM

    Friday Tip: How to do an advanced search on HELLO

    Hello is a treasure trove of advice, information, and resources.

    We welcome questions, but say you would like to see if someone has already asked your question and more importantly –someone has already given a great answer.

    How do you find that answer?

    It is easy, you would do a search.

    Here is how:

    1. Go to the dark blue space right below the NAEYC Hello header and navigate to the Search field.
    2. Enter in your search terms.  
    3. Refine your search by narrowing the criteria by checking the communities and/or tags you would like to search in.

    Try it and let us know how it works out.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Advanced search


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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 24.  RE: Friday Tips!

    Posted 17 days ago

    Friday Tip: How to schedule a post

    Have you ever wanted to share important information, but wanted to do it later instead of right now? 

    We have a feature for that, it is called scheduling.

    Here's how:

    1. Go to Post New Message.
    2. When you are at Post New Message scroll down. Underneath your signature there will be the choices of Send, Schedule, Save As Draft, and Cancel. Choose Schedule
    schedule

    Go ahead and schedule a post today –for Monday.



    Have a great Friday.

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    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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