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Bigger Than  Myspace 2 1 08 Bigger Than Myspace 2 1 08 Presentation Transcript

  • Social Networking Technologies It’s bigger than Myspace
  • Social Networking Technologies What we’ll cover today
    • What are they?
    • What are the common features?
    • How social networking technologies are being integrated into
      • Politics
      • Journalism and media
      • Business
      • Government
    • How are our students using social networking sites?
    • What are education and technology experts recommend about keeping students safe?
  • Social Networking Technologies What are they? Tie Family Work Interest School internet Node
  • Social Networking Technologies Common features Profile Favorites . . . About me . . . Friends Wall When will you be in IN? Are you going to the movie?
    • Media
    • Photos
    • Videos
    • Music
    • Communication tools
    • Blogs
    • IM
    Groups
  • Social Networking Technologies Politics
    • Connect
      • Coordinate
  • Social Networking Technologies Journalism and media
    • Dialogue
    • Share
    • Correct
    • Refute
  • Social Networking Technologies Journalism and media
  • Social Networking Technologies Government
    • “ Once the intelligence community has a robust and mature wiki and blog knowledge-sharing Web space,” Andrus concluded in his essay, “the nature of intelligence will change forever.”
    • 400,000 employees on internal My Space-like social networking system
    • 26,000 internal blogs
    • 20,000 wikis
    • Internal social bookmarking program
    Social Networking Technologies Business
    • Kodak, Cingular, Disney, Motorola, and SAP are also among the notable companies with wiki success stories .
    Social Networking Technologies Business
  • Social Networking Technologies Business
    • 93% of American teens use internet (12-17) (Teens and Social Media. Pew Internet and American Life Project. December, 2007.)
    • 96% of students with online access report they have used social networking technologies ( Creating and Connecting. National School Boards Association. July 2007 .)
    • 55% of online teens created profiles on social networking sites ( Teens and Social Media. Pew Internet and American Life Project. December, 2007 .)
    • 9-17 year olds spend about 9 hours a week on online social networking activities ( Creating and Connecting. National School Boards Association. July 2007 .)
    Social Networking Technologies How are our students using them?
    • How do teens use social networking sites?
    Social Networking Technologies How are our students using them?
  • Social Networking Technologies Survival Skills
    • Analogous to driving a car
    • Benefits and risks
    • We work hard to make sure our students have skills and knowledge they need
    • Three dynamics that create risk
    • Some teens, as is to be expected, are not making good choices
    • Many parents are not paying sufficient attention
    • Dangerous adults are attracted to environments where teens are not making good choices and parents are not paying sufficient attention.
    • Source: Nancy E. Willard, A Briefing for Educators: Online Social Networking Communities and Youth Risk (2006)
    Social Networking Technologies Survival Skills
    • Educate staff, students, and parents about safe and responsible internet use
    • Complete reliance a filter to block social networking sites is not an effective strategy
    • Set guidelines the direct students not to access social networking sites at school
    • Know terms of site Use Agreement and use them
    • Incorporate online speech into School threat assessment and suicide prevention plans
    • Define process to effectively respond to misuse reports
    Social Networking Technologies Safety Source: Willard, Nancy E.. “A Briefing for Educators: Online Social Networking Communities and Youth Risk” (2006) Recommendations for schools
  • Social Networking Technologies Striking a balance: NSBA Recommendations
    • Creating and Connecting. National School Boards Association. July 2007
      • Explore social networking sites
      • Consider using social networking for staff communications and professional development
      • Find ways to harness the educational value of social networking
      • Ensure equitable access
      • Reexamine social networking policies
        • Safety policies remain important, as does teaching students about online safety and responsible online expression — but students may learn these lessons better while they’re actually using social networking tools
    • Thank you!
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