8 Apps and Ideas For Integrating Social and Digital Tech Into Your #RATraining

Integrating digital and social media tools into RA training programs can be an exciting and innovative way to hold your RAs’ attention. Below are some useful sites, apps, and services that you can use and some examples of how to use them. Have other ideas?

Residence Life Explained in Emoji: The Poster

I’ve always been fascinated by how mobile communications are increasingly pushing us towards more visual forms of communication and expression.  Memes, animated gifs, and, of course, emoji.  With the beginning of the year upon us… RA training… residence hall opening… I thought it was appropriate to rework some of the emoji series I did last year into a poster… Enjoy!  (And add your own to the conversation.)

3 Real Takeaways from Hulu’s Fake Peek Into Residence Life [REBLOG]

Originally posted on Amma Marfo:
“Our lives could be a TV show.” IMAGE CREDIT: Doug Hyun I can’t tell you how often I hear that remark from people at the office- and have heard it, regardless of where I’ve worked. Those pleas get answered in the most seemingly random of ways; It would appear that enough current and former RAs have verbalized this need that we received Resident Advisors, which premiered on Hulu this past Thursday. In the interest of full disclosure, I am still warming to the humor. I’m working hard to…

20 Memes to Get You Through Residence Hall Closing #ResLife

The following cross-post comes from the AMAZING, INCOMPARABLE Marci Walton.  Marci and I recently collaborated with Josie Ahlquist and Renee Piquette Dowdy in presenting a session at the 2015 NASPA convention on blogging in higher education in student affairs.  She’s great people.  Follow Marci on twitter. Originally posted at MarciWalton.com: Closing is upon us. The time of year when you go cross-eyed from paperwork, wonder if your student staff have been listening to you whatsoever, and brace yourself for nasty rooms. Any time you try to get thousands of people to do… Read More

Excited to be *virtually* keynoting NEACUHO 2015

I’m pleased to be one of four mini-keynotes opening this summer’s NEACUHO Annual Conference.  I’m doing a twist on some new content I’ve been working on.  (See Below.)  Unfortunately I won’t be able to be there in person, but via video.  I promise to share it after it’s presented live.