Being apart of a social network such as Myspace and being able to interact successfully online is becoming an important skill in the workplace.
Having the ability to adapt to new technologies is regarded as a highly valuable skill by employers, and can ease both formal and informal learning.
- Using sites such as Myspace to communicate, work together and create means students can develop a wide range of literacy skills. -The site also supports creativity because users are able to show content such as writing, music and photography and also find other people who share the same interests. It can also help students to gain knowledge about how other people live and think in all parts of the world.
- Young people can also use Myspace to work together on an any-time, any-where basis. It has a calendar tool that students can use to schedule their personal and school timetables and any due assignments or upcoming assessments. - Teachers who have Myspace are able to create blogs where they can share information about their subject such as class notes, helpful educational links and assignments with their students, allowing them to work together as small community which encourages shared thinking and ideas OUTSIDE CLASSROOM
The Corncerns about Myspace As the number of Myspace users is growing with over 100 million registered users worldwide so are the parents and teachers concerns about this popular social networking tool. The concern that parents have is over the amount of information their children are presenting about themselves. The parents who also know little about Myspace would be concerned about what their kids are actually doing on Myspace and who they are doing it with. Another major concern among Myspace users is that their account can be hacked into. The hackers can get hold of your password and also make unwanted changes to your profile. This video allows us to see how easy it is for someone to hack into your myspace profile.
THE ROLE OF OUR BLOG Our blog allowed us to share information that we each individually gathered for our own pages and other team mates pages. We were able to post videos for each other and discuss what we believed should be added to the blog, as well as what worked and didn’t work. Through comments we passed information to one another, and let each other know if we thought each others information was relevant. www.sbdpbr.wordpress.com