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  • 1. Social Networking Ericka Ledferd Melissa Mendez Jay Ratcliff
  • 2. Definition
    • A social network is a social structure made of individuals or organizations that are tied by one or more specific types of interdependency.
    • (examples: values, visions, idea, financial exchange, occupation, friends, kinship, dislike, conflict, trade, web links, sexual relations, disease transmission (epidemiology), or airline routes)
  • 3. Why use social networking in the classroom?
    • The Creating and Connecting report examines student use and attitudes towards social networking by surveying 1,277 students. The study documents a huge percentage of students using social networking, with 81 percent of students saying they’ve visited a social networking site in the last three months, and 71 percent saying they use these sites weekly.
  • 4. Social Networking is a All In One!
    • Students can collaborate with teachers and other students. Students can use digital portfolios, bookmarking, blogs, wikis, and podcasts, all on one site.
    • What can they not do?
  • 5. Social Networking Types
    • Blogs
    • Clipping
    • Instant messaging
    • Internet forums
    • Internet relay chat
    • E-Learning
    • Massively multiplayer online games
    • Media sharing
    • Media cataloging
    • Personals
    • Social bookmarking
    • Social cataloging
    • Social citations
    • Social evolutionary computation
    • Social networks
    • Social scripting
    • Virtual worlds
    • Wikis
  • 6. Safety for you and your students
    • Think about how different sites work before deciding to join a site.
    • Keep control over the information you and your students post..
    • Keep your all information to yourself.
    • Don’t let students post or give out:
        • Full name,
        • Social Security number,
        • Address,
        • Phone number,
        • Bank and Credit Card account numbers.
    • Make sure their screen name doesn’t say too much about them. (For example: Real name, age, hometown, or school..)
  • 7. Safety pt. 2
    • Use the example of TV with your students….
    • “ Would you put this information on TV for the whole world to see?” to make sure they understand the magnitude of the internet.
    • Remember students that once you post information online, you can’t take it back. (Even if you delete information it can still be found on older versions.)
    • Teach caution for students who want to meet other online buddies.
    • Important questions to ask: Do any of your friends know the person?
    • Can you find any background information through online search engines?
    • If students decide to meet online friends, teach safety using basic
    • Guidelines: Meet in a public place, during the day, with friends you
    • Trust, tell your parents.
  • 8. Safety pt. 3
    • Best Practices for a teacher
    • Don’t let students talk to people they don’t know
      • Maybe as a teacher, you only want to let class members be classified as friends on these sites?
    • Never include class, teacher, or students names
    • Use monitoring software to monitor what students do
    • Look at each students social networking page with them
    • Have strict rules about cyber bulling
  • 9. Worst case
    • Sex Offenders/Predators
    • Addiction
    • No Age Verification
    • Cyber Bullying
  • 10. Dangers Explained
    • Sexual Offenders/Predators
      • These people pretend they are children or
      • students to build relationships
    • Addiction
      • Interference with school, work and other
      • obligations should not be an issue.
    • No age verification
      • There are no age requirements for social networking
      • Sites
    • Cyber bullying
      • Negative drama can appear in blogs, discussions, or rating
      • another persons site.
  • 11. Social Networking Sites Are Abundant!
    • The following slide lists several site names and key terms to help you in your search for social networking sites.
    • Many of the names are (.com) sites that have been previously used or found.
  • 12. Social Networking List
    • Community Server
    • Xanga
    • Wordpress
    • Google Notebook
    • Dailymotion
    • Flickr
    • Metacafe
    • YouTube
    • Zooomr
    • Facebook
    • OkCupid
    • Passado
    • Blue Dot
    • CiteULike
    • Digg
    • Diigo
    • Furl
    • Linkwad
    • My Web
    • Newsvine
    • Reddit
    • Simpy
    • SiteBar
    • StumbleUpon
    • Librarything
    • Shelfari
    • BibSonomy
    • bibster
    • Knowledge iN
    • Yahoo Answers
    • Second Life
    • Active Worlds
    • Galaxiki
  • 13. Facts
    • 55% of all online American youths age 12-17 use online social networking sites
    • attracted more than 114 million global visitors age 15 and older in June 2007
  • 14. Teachers: Help Your Kids Out!
    • Help your students understand what information should be private
    • Use privacy settings to restrict who can access and post on your classes website
    • Explain that students should post only information that you — and they — are comfortable with others seeing
    • Remind your students that once they post information online, they can’t take it back
    • Know when your students are getting online.
    • Talk to your students about bullying
  • 15. Want to learn More? Visit these web sites:
  • 16. Post to our blog!
    • There is a link to our blog about this presentation.
    • Let us know what you are thinking about social networking.
    • Discuss how you think social networking can be used in the educational setting.