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  • 1. Educational Networking
    The Future for Teachers
    By Julie Youngkin
    Special Education Teacher,
    Garland ISD
  • 2. What is educational networking?
    “…the use of social networking technologies for educational purposes” (Educational Networking, 2010)
    social networking = online communities of people with shared interest
    About 65 million people use social networking in the United States today (Stutzman, 2008)
    “Social Networking in Plain English”
    (Lefever, 2007)
  • 3. Chosen Network: Special Ed in the 21st Century
  • 4. Why did I choose it?
    To connect with other special education teachers from all over the world
    Timely information on new legislation
    New technology outlined for a rising special education population
    Promotion of parental awareness
  • 5. How will I use it?
    For integration of web 2.0 tools in the classroom
    New teaching strategies
    Collaboration on lesson plans
    Innovative information for parents
    New perspective on reaching goals
  • 6. Chosen Network: Response to Intervention (RTI) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Central
  • 7. Why did I choose it?
    To connect with other educators
    Collaborate on new methods for RTI and UDL
    Access latest media that relates to new legislation
    Gain insight for more structure in identification strategies
  • 8. How will I use it?
    Acquire new information for my teacher training sessions in RTI
    Find out success rates from other teachers on UDL strategies
    Match UDL strategies with specific types of learning differences
    Stay up-to-date with current education legislation
  • 9. The Impact of Educational Networking
    Professional development opportunities
    “Instant access to information is one of the many reasons social networking is transforming education and, more specifically, professional development” (Ellwood, 2008, p.2).
    Improved students success
    “When teachers use social networking tools to make changes to their instruction, it usually means their students are actively involved in their own learning processes” (Ellwood, 2008, p.4).
  • 10. References
    Lefever, L. (2007, June 7). Social networking in plain English [Video file]. Video posted to
    Educational Networking. (n.d.). Retrieved January 23, 2010, from the Educational Networking Wiki:
    Ellwood, H. (2008, November). How social networks are moving to the forefront of professional development. EDCompass, 2-4.
    Stutzman, F. (2008, January 28). Re: How many Americans use social networking sites? [Web log message]. Retrieved from: