The Two Network I Chose Are: The Two Network I Chose Are:Diigo (Dee go) allows users to bookmark favoritewebsites for access from any computer. Ning is a social network builder. go) allows users tobookmark favorite websites for access from any computer.I is a social network builder. 2
Diigo stands for Digest of InternetInformation, Groups & Other Stuff Diigo is two services in one Research & collaborative research tool Knowledge sharing community & social content site 3
Diigo EducationDiigo is a social bookmarking website which allows individuals to save linksand then tag the links so other can benefit from the resources they find.Diigo includes the ability for networking with professionals who researchlike topics of interest. The users can also annotate them so their networkmembers can see their thoughts on the resources. 4
Why Use Diigo Educator? Pitler (2007) encourages the use of social bookmarking sites along with other collaborative tools for teacher & student cooperative learning in his book Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works. As a librarian I like that this site allows tagging and annotations. These are both very useful in finding & sharing information and resources. This is a valuable tool to research areas of personal interest as well as initiatives of a school district. Saving and tagging resources allows me to share with my fellow educators. 5
Diigo Educators Impact Using Diigo should lead educators to more informed educational practices and recommendations. Quality search results in less time than using sites such as Google. Diigo also utilizes on site text highlighting & “stick note” annotations. 6
Network # 2 : Ning Ning is the world’s largest Educause (2008) states platform for creating Ning is a social network social websites. Top building site that allows organizers, markets, users to have a public and influencers and activist private social networks or use Ning to create an create their own. online destination that weaves social conversations in content and inspire action (Ning 2012). 7
•Ning empowers teachers to make curriculum relevant and students succeed by taking advantages of newtechnologies & 21st century learning to promote student success. •Videos, photos, news, forums and events can be added. 8
Ning in Educational Settings Advantages Disadvantages Increased student Takes time to set up engagement Must become involved Easy to use in the community Create a community This is a paid service among students Can make it private 9
Network PotentialRobert Moore (2006) acknowledges aquote by Jim Collins (Good to Great),“Good-to-great organizations avoidtechnology fads and bandwagons,yet they become pioneers in theapplication of carefully selectedtechnologies.” 10
The collaboration that comes from social networking options available are important to education & today’s 21st century learner. Advocacy for inexpensive and open source social networks are available for teacher & student use is a valuable and vital asset for our school district. The correct social network has the potential for both personal and professional growth. A networked environment engages and benefits student learning and success. 11
ReferencesDiigo. (2012). About diigo. Retrieved on April 18, 2012 from http://www.diigo.com/about.Educause. (2008). 7 things you should know about…ning. Educause learning initiative. Retrieved on April 18, 2012 from http://net.educause/edu/ir/.Mathews, J.B. (2004, April). Why statewide educational networks are important to state and educational leaders. Southern Regional Education Board. Retrieved on April 18, 2012 from http://www.sreb.org/programs/EdTech/pubs/PDF/04T02- Statewide_Ed_Tech_Net_important.pdf.Moore, R.J. (August, 2006). The five best accelerators in schools. School Administrator, 63.7, p. 8.Pitler, H., Hubbell, E., Kuhn, M. & Malenoski, K. (2007). Using technology with classroom instruction that works. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.Ning, Inc. (2012). About ning. Retrieved on April 18, 2012 from http://www.ning.com/about/corporate/history. 12
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