Tip: How to inbox a Hello community member from a threadEvery 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.
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.
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.
Click on the person's name. You will see add contact and a box with three dots. Click on the box with three dots.
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.
Friday Tip: How to navigate to the Professional Development portal and access your free online trainings
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!________________________________________________________________________
If you have any questions or are having issues redeeming your member benefit, please contact the Professional Learning and Engagement team at firstname.lastname@example.org during business hours, have a great Friday.
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.
Scroll to the message you want to respond to and hit reply all via email at the top of the post.
Scroll to the message you want to respond to and hit reply all via email at the bottom of the post.
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.
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?
Friday Tip: How to Add a Profile PictureIt 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!
Friday Tip: How to tag a friend in your postWe 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.
When Do We Remove or Edit PostsLike 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.
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.
Friday Tip: How to edit your signatureWhen 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!
Friday Tip: How to recommend a commentDid 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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday Tip: Add a resource to your Interest ForumBy 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.
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.
*If you have not yet joined an Interest Forum, HERE are instructions on how to join.
Friday Tip: How to share a file in Open DiscussionsIn 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.
Friday Tip: How to download the PLI appFor 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:
Don't hesitate to chat to me directly on the app. I love "Hellos."
Have a great Friday!
Friday Tip: Add your social media to your HELLO profileA great way to help people to get to know you better on HELLO is by adding your social media profile.
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.
Friday Tip: Find a new colleague or connect with a familiar oneImagine 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?
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:
Make some new connections or reconnect with some familiar ones today. Have a great Friday.
Friday Tip: How to crosspostHave 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:
Try crossposting today.
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.
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:
Find the school that puts you on the path to achieve your future goals.
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.
Have a great weekend.
Friday Tip: How to do an advanced search on HELLOHello 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:
Try it and let us know how it works out. Have a wonderful weekend.
Friday Tip: How to schedule a postHave 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:
Go ahead and schedule a post today –for Monday.