2021 HBCU Students Manage Your Digital Content Part 2

2021 HBCU Students Manage Your Digital Content Part 2
William Jackson My Quest To Teach
Twitter @wmjackson
Clubhouse @myquesttoteach
Instagram @williamdjackson
Graduate of South Carolina State University
Past HBCU Professor Edward Waters College 2004-2017
Current Professor of Digital Media and Social Media
Florida State College of Jacksonville

William Jackson, M.Ed. Graduate of South Carolina State University
William Jackson, M.Ed. Graduate of South Carolina State University

The changes of technology are demanding HBCU schools
to reinvest in how they teach their technology and education
students to meet real world learning environments. Too many
times students have been seen lacking in basic skills and
knowledge to compete in the world that embraces digital
media, social media innovation, Podcasting, Micro-blogging,
traditional Bloggers that have the literary skills to be
taken seriously and that the Arts needs to be integrated
into the digital environments of the academic curriculums.

Video-blogging and the level of content creation must be
elevated so HBCU students do not seem out of place or our
of their league. Changes do not just affect education where
too many think that tech has profound influence. Gaming,
Gamification, Virtual Reality (VR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
are future now elements that HBCU students need to understand
their place in learning and thought leadership.

Many times you hear the roar of ovation and joy when HBCU
students are involved in gaming competitions, but rarely do
you hear this same thunderous excitement when academic
levels are achieved. There still needs to be the same
enthusiasm you hear at gaming and sports events shared at
celebrating our HBCU Geeks, Nerd, Blerd and Innovators.

William a grad of South Carolina State University
William a grad of South Carolina State University

Teaching at Edward Waters College from 2004 to 2017, it
has been found that students entering into their first years,
lacked the skills, knowledge and even creativity to participate
in digital media on a consistent and confident level. Providing
them project based learning means in the beginning holding
their hands (figuratively) until they are comfortable with the
concepts and principles and even disciplines that come with
STEAM learning.

Addressing the elements of individual and group learning
should be part of the project development process, because
what needs to be taught early is the respect for everyone’s
thinking that should be unique, authentic and out of the box.
Teaching students blogging on WordPress, teaching lessons
from digital sites like KidsHealth.org, participating in, watching,
analyzing and engaging in TEDTALK events with TEDxFSCJ
with recommending students to speak where

William Jackson teaching students at EWC
William Jackson teaching students at EWC

1 EWC student and 1 Duval County Public School Middle School
student participated making history.  Their (Jon – EWC student,
Elisha – DCPS student) participation and contribution changed
the views of both educational institutions from being less than
able to participate at these levels to representing both in a world
class level of cognitive development and thought leadership.

Unfortunately no other students wanted to follow or participate.
Events like these helped build EWC students into leadership
roles as its first teacher in the NASA Teacher Recertification
Program at Edward Waters College (William Jackson) where
teachers from Duval County Public School participated in a
summer training program and even a weekend program
preparing teachers for the growing digital use of technology
to teach rising digital natives of Jacksonville.

The NASA programs was used to prepare urban teachers
how to teach with technology to students that lack technical
skills and use both low level and high level technical tools.
Using technology to meet the needs of the students, not the
students meeting the needs of the technology.

Strategies to help build digital knowledge leaders for HBCU
students. That I developed teaching at the historic EWC.
Creative digital innovation and thought leadership are important
tools to make sure HBCU students are prepared for the
educational, business and digital environments of the future.

Digital Jobs Globally
Digital Jobs Globally

Strategies to Apply
1. Post content often when blogging to show you are consistent
in creating content and building your readers. Quality is better
than quantity. Try your best to plan when and where you are
posting. Use multiple platforms and be sure to check your SEO
and Accessibility levels of engagement.

2. Link freely from your site to others and let them know
you are doing so. Collaboration can build partnerships and
increase engagement.

3. Verify content with some research that builds credibility.
Don’t rely on just your knowledge read what others are
doing and where they are going. Connect with groups that
are focused on your passions as an HBCU student to build
your PLN: Professional Learning Network to find out where
the careers are early. Where you will be welcomed and nurtured.

4. Don’t criticize harshly, use your content to build, empower,
encourage and educate. It is so easy to criticize things when they
are not working right, but it takes vision and empathy to try to
help others on the path to success and seeing what they are
doing is bigger than both them and you.

5. Take the time to volunteer in your community and share
your knowledge. Allow the community to see the face of the
content creator. If there are to be role models, the role models
need to be seen and have a relationship with the next generation.
Giving back and paying forward with community service.

6. Offer solutions to issues and problems and be willing to
speak more about them. “If your not part of the solution
your part of the problem.” R. Lee Gordon

7. Encourage networking and connecting. Each of my classes
are required to blog, register for a LinkedIn account and network
at community events to show the power of uniting and working
together.

8. Show the benefits of diversity and accepting others that
are different. Why embracing diversity is a powerful tool
to bring about change. Give girls and women a fair chance
to share their skills, talents and knowledge.

9. Volunteering helps build your personal Brand and allows
people to see your ability and potential for leadership.

10. Build relationships that foster current and future
involvement. Youth, teens and young adults need to learn
these lessons early that it is not about being popular and
everyone likes you, it is about being accountable, responsible,
reliable and scalable.

11. Develop your Brand and grow your Brand by community
activism and awareness. People love to see youth, teens
and young adults active and engaged for social justice.

12. Instructors at HBCUs should be active in events in the
community to inspire creativity, a love for learning and
that learning happens outside of the classroom.

13. The HBCU instructor if the public media person because
their presence at events and activities speaks volumes.
When I attended events I was sure to have something that
represented Edward Waters College to show where I came from.

14. Creating a Social Media calendar to post content on
a regular timeline. Everyone needs scheduling help, a calendar
is the perfect tool.

15. Using CMS Content Management Software to schedule
posts and manage SEO and other content data information.

16. Even during the pandemic participate in virtual learning
conferences like Florida Blogging and Technology Conference,
WordCamp and KidsCamp conferences and other virtual tech
events.

17. HBCUs that are associated with a ministry should provide
cross posting of links in their social media and digital
platforms to support the vision and mission of the ministry
and HBCU.

18. HBCUs should highlight their academic students and those
showing great improvements. That inspires the students and
is great networking for families and others deciding if they
should attend.

19. HBCU institutions should be constantly networking with
multi-national and global companies to keep abreast of what
the industries want in students. How students should be
prepared and what is new in that industry.

20. Students need to be sent to conferences, workshop,
seminars and other community events to learn outside the
classroom in real world situations.

21. Learning should be real, relevant and reliable to
make sure the student is prepared before they graduate.

HBCU Students Manage Your Digital Content Part 1

HBCU Students Manage Your Digital Content Part 1
William Jackson, M.Ed.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/wmjackson
Clubhouse @myquesttoteach
Graduate of South Carolina State University
https://www.scsu.edu/home.cfm
Past HBCU Professor at Edward Waters College
Current Professor of Digital and Social Media
Florida State College of Jacksonville

William Jackson, M.Ed. Graduate of South Carolina State University
William Jackson, M.Ed. Graduate of South Carolina State University

HBCU students your content creates a unique voice and
leaves a digital footprint, your voice can potentially
be heard globally expanding your influence and building
your PLC – Professional Learning Network.
Your content can build a following that may lead to new
collaborations on multiple fronts not just in education,
but can transfer to business and commerce.
Content can unite and connect people, creating community
activist and inspiring community activism in real time.

A growing area seen online is social justice and collaboration
where young men and women that have an aptitude for activism
express themselves digitally. They share the same passions
for social issues that are transformative for their
respective communities.

Social Media platforms started years ago on the premise that
the shared passions for giving a voice to the voiceless and
provide awareness of how power is managed and taken.
The revolution will not only be televised, but it will be
Tweeted, Facebooked, Instagramed, Tic Toked and splashed
across the screens of smart phones, watches and even the
tablets that will be old and outdated.

The communication tools allowed for the expansion beyond the
foundation of just a media platform have been crossed into
areas of where media giants are now walking and slowly taking
command by implementing algorithms that know your thoughts
better than your mama and grand-mama. Finally embracing the
once unrecognized digital tools that make up the growing
social media networks.

Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Periscope, Vimeo, Twitter,
YouTube and the list of interactive platforms is climbing.
HBCU students must be cautious that the very content they
post seeking to increase their notoriety, visibility, influence
does not take away from future opportunities of employment,
leadership advancement and upward progress in socio-economic
circles.

Wm Jackson SCSU Grad
Wm Jackson SCSU Grad

“There is nothing like an education from an
HBCU college or university. It is beyond books,
it is beyond the technology. It touches your
very soul!!” Prof. Wm Jackson, M.Ed.
Adjunct Edward Waters College 2004 – 2017
and NASA Instructor of Recertification Program
Edward Waters College

is intangible, don’t look for numbers of views or hits look
for being influential; driving discussions, creating
chances to share ideas and concepts. The platform Club House
allows for the sharing of idea, passionate discussions centered
around the intellectual not the medicinal languages of medical
weed, psychedelic drugs or deaths caused by opioid.

These are serious discussion, but what expands the mind pulls
along the soul and the body. Content is King, and many HBCU
students want to be King of some social setting, then prepare
your content to influence minds and souls. Competition should
not be a priority to make money, collaboration can bring
sustained changes in visibility and influences never before
known. Who you can connect to in opening doors to collaborate
for projects that can potentially reach hundreds or thousands
and potentially millions.

What is your worth can be seen in the projected monetarization
of your words, thoughts, expectations and influences. There is
no secrete to making your content go viral, much depends
on posting the right content at the right time that hits people
at that moment where people feel compelled to share and repost.
As present and future content creators, HBCU students must be
passionate and committed. They cannot afford to be lazy and
complacent if they really want to be engaged and active.

They must spread their innovative and creative wings to achieve
their goals because standing still means standing still.
Tupac stated, “nothing comes to dreamers except dreams.”
HBCU students must work hard and never give up on their dreams,
even if family and friends doubt your abilities, intellect, will
and even finances to achieve those dreams. Fight with all your
might to grow out of complacency and fear, because fear can kill
your dreams.

The ability to transfer thoughts from firing synapsis in the brain
to keyboard is a wonderous thing. The mind creating thoughts from
electrical impulses that are based on an infrastructure of flesh,
fluid and functionality. HBCU students must take opportunities to
learn how to direct their thinking to building and continue to rise.
Resources: History of HBCU
The history and importance of the HBCU experience |
| Elwood Robinson | TEDxAugusta |
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJwlBVA7GU4

Prof Jackson and Students
Prof Jackson and Students

Farm Share Food for Families

Farm Share Food for Families Greetings students and parents I’m sharing some community information to help families that maybe in need. Please read below for information about the Farm Share community program. My wife and I wanted to share the “Farm Share Food Distribution” in Jacksonville, Florida during the month of April 2021. Please check the web site for additional dates. My wife and I volunteer at these events and we know many families are still affected by the pandemic. One challenge is the lack of food security that is happening in Jacksonville, Florida. Farm Share has been providing this service for years to help families get food for their needs. The web site is to find more information: https://www.farmshare.org/fooddistributions We listed below sites and dates for April that could help, so please check the web site for updates. Please check online to make sure the dates and times have not changed. We hope this is a blessing to families during this difficult time. If you think this can help others please share with the elderly / seniors in your communities and those that may lack access to the Internet and online resources. William Jackson Church Tech Future Farm Share Distributions: Jacksonville-Farm Share & Jacksonville Jaguars Food Distribution Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:00am-10:30am 5120 Perry St, Jacksonville, FL 32208, USA Jacksonville-Hopewell Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:00am-11:00am 3990 Loretto Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32223, USA April Food Share Dates and Locations Jacksonville-Farm Share Drive Thru Truck to Trunk Food Distribution Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm 5126 Timuquana Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32210, USA Jacksonville-Church of God Sanctuary of Praise Friday, April 23, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm 5755 Soutel Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32219, USA Jacksonville-State Rep Tracie Davis Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm Westside High School, 5530 Firestone Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32244, USA Jacksonville-Julington Baptist Church Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm 12740 Snyder St, Jacksonville, FL 32256, USA Jacksonville-All People International Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm All People International Church, 1993 Edgewood Ave W, Jacksonville, FL 32208, USA Jacksonville-Legacy Ministries Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:30am-11:00am 825 University Blvd N, Jacksonville, FL 32211, USA Jacksonville-Varick Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm Varick AME Zion Church, 7013 Blackard Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32211, USA ——————————————————————–

“Making History in Central America with WordCamp CA 2021”

“Making History in Central America with WordCamp CA 2021”
STARTING SOON!!!

“Making History in Central America with WordCamp CA 2021”

WordCamp Central America and WordCamp CA Kids Camp 2021
William and Aida Jackson. WordCamp Volunteer / Teachers of KidsCamp

WordCamp Central America 2021
WordCamp Central America 2021

The first regional WordCamp in Central America will
take place April 15 to 17, 2021 and the first WordCamp
Central America Kids Camp will take place as well.
There will be something for adults and youth to
celebrate in April for WCCA 2021. #WCCA

WordCamp conferences have gone virtual since 2020,
as a result of the pandemic. Changing the model for
networking, information sharing, collaboration,
building PLN–Professional Learning Networks and
PLC-Professional Learning Communities that create
avenues where diversity, inclusivity, acceptance of
gender, generation
and cultures is real and relative to business and
entrepreneurial success.
Central America is growing into an area of
technological growth, thought leadership in technology
and influence not just on a local scale, it is recognized
regionally and internationally. Many people do not
know the nations of Central America, they include Belize,
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras,
Nicaragua and Panama.

Countries of Central America
Countries of Central America

What is WordPress? WP is a way to create personal website
or blogs. WordPress powers over 40% of all the websites on
the Internet. More than one in four websites visited are likely
powered by WordPress. The global influence and exposure to
WordPress provides a chance that anyone can build a web
site for business, pleasure, education, research, public, civic,
creativity, innovation and building communities.

In corresponding to the WordPress community are WordCamp
conferences. WordCamps are conferences that are held locally,
nationally and as can be seen they are held internationally as
the upcoming first of its kind WordCamp Central America
held in Nicaragua and also the first of its kind Kids Camp
celebrating “Unity” as the theme of the conference.
WC focuses on everything WordPress and provides a friendly,
welcoming, informal, community-organized events that are
put together by WordPress enthusiasts and users.

WCCA 2021
WordCamp Central America 2021

Some of the wonderful things about WC conferences is
everyone from the casual user, to core developers, graphic
designers, content creators, bloggers, educators, artists,
programmers, entrepreneurial and business people
participate. They share ideas, collaborate and get to
know each other.

During WordCamp (WC) conferences people are developing
new business and technology ideas. Forming collaborations
in web development, training opportunities and even making
dreams come true for individuals to start their own technology
businesses. Central America is growing into a new digital hub
of thought leaders and digital innovators.

The encouragement and inspiration of the involvement for
youth, teens and young adults opens doors for them to be
a part of WordPress, WordCamp and Kids Camp areas.
Central America has already had WordCamp conferences
in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. As the interest and
demands grows additional CA (Central American) nations
will be having WordCamp and KidsCamp conferences.

Girl Power
Girl Power

WordCamp Central America has been in the planning stage
for several years. WCCA encourages and inspires unity,
community, collaboration, nation building in technology
and in the educational areas of STEAM.
Science Technology Engineering Arts Math are needed
skills to help youth, teens and young adults in Central
America grow into the leaders this region will need to
continue to grow into an influential region where
technology will allow even the youth to create Start-up
businesses that help to move families up economically,
educationally and even help to improve environmental
issues in the region because of the transfer of jobs
from agricultural and industrial to technical and global https://centroamerica.wordcamp.org/2021/

WCCA 2021 Virtual
WCCA 2021 Virtual

 

The Lead Organizers are: Leandro Gómez (NI), Lidia Aroyo (CF)
and Mario Rocha (NI), José Ramón Padron (ES) and
Rocio Valdivia (ES) are the mentors.
Kids Camp volunteers William and Aida Jackson (US) have helped
with Kids Camp in the United States, Costa Rica, Canada and
provided information for KidsCamp held in Nigeria and Uganda,
Africa.
The first regional WordCamp in Central America will take place
from April 15 to 17 virtually. Talks, Networking, Happiness Bar
(technical help),KidsCamp and Contributor Day are just some
activities that attendees can be part of.

Aida and William
Aida and William, volunteers, speakers, teachers, advocates.

In the coming weeks we will announce all the details of the event,
ticket registration (free), speaker announcements, KidsCamp
events and much more.
About the speakers:
https://centroamerica.wordcamp.org/2021/ponentes/

You can also find updates on social network
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WordCampCA
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/wccentroamerica/
Web – https://centroamerica.wordcamp.org/2021/

Don’t forget our official WordCamp Central America
hashtag is  #WCCA2021
Blog by:
William Jackson, M.Ed.
Twitter at @wmjackson
Clubhouse: @myquesttoteach
William Jackson Hero Panel WordCamp PHX

William Jackson Hero Panel WordCamp PHX

“Making History in Central America with WordCamp CA 2021”

“Making History in Central America with WordCamp CA 2021”

WordCamp Central America and WordCamp CA Kids Camp 2021
William and Aida Jackson. WordCamp Volunteer / Teachers of KidsCamp

WordCamp Central America 2021
WordCamp Central America 2021

The first regional WordCamp in Central America will
take place April 15 to 17, 2021 and the first WordCamp
Central America Kids Camp will take place as well.
There will be something for adults and youth to
celebrate in April for WCCA 2021. #WCCA

WordCamp conferences have gone virtual since 2020,
as a result of the pandemic. Changing the model for
networking, information sharing, collaboration,
building PLN–Professional Learning Networks and
PLC-Professional Learning Communities that create
avenues where diversity, inclusivity, acceptance of
gender, generation
and cultures is real and relative to business and
entrepreneurial success.
Central America is growing into an area of
technological growth, thought leadership in technology
and influence not just on a local scale, it is recognized
regionally and internationally. Many people do not
know the nations of Central America, they include Belize,
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras,
Nicaragua and Panama.

Countries of Central America
Countries of Central America

What is WordPress? WP is a way to create personal website
or blogs. WordPress powers over 40% of all the websites on
the Internet. More than one in four websites visited are likely
powered by WordPress. The global influence and exposure to
WordPress provides a chance that anyone can build a web
site for business, pleasure, education, research, public, civic,
creativity, innovation and building communities.

In corresponding to the WordPress community are WordCamp
conferences. WordCamps are conferences that are held locally,
nationally and as can be seen they are held internationally as
the upcoming first of its kind WordCamp Central America
held in Nicaragua and also the first of its kind Kids Camp
celebrating “Unity” as the theme of the conference.
WC focuses on everything WordPress and provides a friendly,
welcoming, informal, community-organized events that are
put together by WordPress enthusiasts and users.

WCCA 2021
WordCamp Central America 2021

Some of the wonderful things about WC conferences is
everyone from the casual user, to core developers, graphic
designers, content creators, bloggers, educators, artists,
programmers, entrepreneurial and business people
participate. They share ideas, collaborate and get to
know each other.

During WordCamp (WC) conferences people are developing
new business and technology ideas. Forming collaborations
in web development, training opportunities and even making
dreams come true for individuals to start their own technology
businesses. Central America is growing into a new digital hub
of thought leaders and digital innovators.

The encouragement and inspiration of the involvement for
youth, teens and young adults opens doors for them to be
a part of WordPress, WordCamp and Kids Camp areas.
Central America has already had WordCamp conferences
in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. As the interest and
demands grows additional CA (Central American) nations
will be having WordCamp and KidsCamp conferences.

Girl Power
Girl Power

WordCamp Central America has been in the planning stage
for several years. WCCA encourages and inspires unity,
community, collaboration, nation building in technology
and in the educational areas of STEAM.
Science Technology Engineering Arts Math are needed
skills to help youth, teens and young adults in Central
America grow into the leaders this region will need to
continue to grow into an influential region where
technology will allow even the youth to create Start-up
businesses that help to move families up economically,
educationally and even help to improve environmental
issues in the region because of the transfer of jobs
from agricultural and industrial to technical and global https://centroamerica.wordcamp.org/2021/

WCCA 2021 Virtual
WCCA 2021 Virtual

The Lead Organizers are: Leandro Gómez (NI), Lidia Aroyo (CF)
and Mario Rocha (NI), José Ramón Padron (ES) and
Rocio Valdivia (ES) are the mentors.
Kids Camp volunteers William and Aida Jackson (US) have helped
with Kids Camp in the United States, Costa Rica, Canada and
provided information for KidsCamp held in Nigeria and Uganda,
Africa.
The first regional WordCamp in Central America will take place
from April 15 to 17 virtually. Talks, Networking, Happiness Bar
(technical help),KidsCamp and Contributor Day are just some
activities that attendees can be part of.

Aida and William
Aida and William, volunteers, speakers, teachers, advocates. 

In the coming weeks we will announce all the details of the event,
ticket registration (free), speaker announcements, KidsCamp
events and much more.
About the speakers:
https://centroamerica.wordcamp.org/2021/ponentes/

You can also find updates on social network
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WordCampCA
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/wccentroamerica/
Web – https://centroamerica.wordcamp.org/2021/

Don’t forget our official WordCamp Central America
hashtag is  #WCCA2021
Blog by:
William Jackson, M.Ed.
Twitter at @wmjackson
Clubhouse: @myquesttoteach
William Jackson Hero Panel WordCamp PHX

William Jackson Hero Panel WordCamp PHX