#boyer101: The best high school journalism workshop session EVER.

That’s me, molding young minds.

For the York Daily Record/Sunday News 19th annual high school journalism workshop, I presented my ideaLab project and the concept of the “mobile newsroom.”

I also did something that made at least two of my colleagues cringe.

During my 45-minute session, dubbed #boyer101, I allowed the self-proclaimed snarkiest member of the audience to tweet AS me from MY account, @laurenboyer.

Hilarity ensued.

(You can read those tweets by clicking here.)

In addition, I scrounged around the newsroom for some spare iPads and created fake “me” accounts — @boyer_101 and @laurenboyer101.

Everyone was told to use the hashtag #boyer101.

I handed out the iPads, and the kids went to town.

What’s the point?

Because, as I’ve said before, I’m high on crack life.

And I like seeing kids excited about journalism.

Afterall, what fun is it to learn about Storify, Cover It Live, iMovie and more, if you can’t crack jokes about your funny-looking instructor?

Here’s some more crazy correspondence to tide you over before #boyer101 returns next year.

@laurenboyer talks to crazy people. #boyer101 #ydr2012
Thu, Apr 26 2012 10:52:10
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    Crazy dismantled Jesus statues? #boyer101
    Thu, Apr 26 2012 11:07:46
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    Why does Dating live Chat not sound safe…? @Boyer_101 @laurenboyer #boyer101
    Thu, Apr 26 2012 11:09:50
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    Storify is so cool thank you #boyer101
    Thu, Apr 26 2012 11:00:30
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    Does anybody even use AOL chat rooms anymore #boyer101
    Thu, Apr 26 2012 11:08:10
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    Best part of the day so far is with #boyer101 at #ydr2012
    Thu, Apr 26 2012 11:01:22
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    @laurenboyer #boyer101 was quite entertaining.
    Thu, Apr 26 2012 11:45:32
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    s/o to @laurenboyer for keeping an address book of weird locals #boyer101 #ydr2012
    Thu, Apr 26 2012 10:54:31
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    Ohhhhaii @laurenboyer . #boyer101 #ydr2012 #partylikeajournalist http://pic.twitter.com/IJ7h4V4J
    Thu, Apr 26 2012 10:54:49

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