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Presentation Conference

  1. 1. Ning Seminar 218 D 148 TABLE
  2. 2. Table of Contents <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Sensed Need—Why Ning? </li></ul><ul><li>About Ning— </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concerns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set Up and Implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pre Survey—Expectations—Sensed Need </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Time </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion--How Would That Look? </li></ul><ul><li>Results—Case Study—Post Survey—Unexpected </li></ul><ul><li>Going Forward </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion—Questions—Follow Up </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introductions <ul><li>Corey Gray </li></ul><ul><li>Esko Schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Duluth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>K-12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>90-100 per class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Business and Computer Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Futures prep/careers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Imaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Money Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accounting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why Teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutor and Dr. Navara </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dad and Brother </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Badger and OJT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Things Learned </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concept Based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection-Action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backward Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple Intelligences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why Masters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rut/Static/Old School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifelong and Leader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay—3 rd Times a Charm </li></ul></ul>TABLE
  4. 4. Sensed Need—Why Ning <ul><li>Static—Rut </li></ul><ul><li>Software vs. Online </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Communications and Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online College Courses--Hybrid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Relevant and Current to Students </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Student Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Avoided blogs, wikis, chats, social networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School restrictions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Out of my comfort zone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ning had it all </li></ul></ul>TABLE
  5. 5. About Ning—Info <ul><li>Educational Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My Space vs. Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Administrator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat, Gifts, Task Bar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul>NEXT
  6. 6. Concerns <ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ads—Just Request </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acceptable Use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Language, IM, Texting, Grammar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lack of Face to Face discussions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tool only </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Negative News about Networks </li></ul>NEXT
  7. 7. Set Up--Implementation <ul><li>Email Accounts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gmail—spam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10-12 email—gaggle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Log ins, passwords, screen names--CAPTCHA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FILTER ISSUES </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice runs with staff, upper class, what classes? </li></ul>TABLE
  8. 8. Pre-Survey <ul><li>Computer Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outside School—All </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Network Awareness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>14 with accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 daily 7 two to 3 times/wk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Should they be allowed in School? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two no’s—safety—interact face to face </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Could they be used for student learning? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fun—when bored, interact, keep up, share projects, quiet student </li></ul></ul>NEXT
  9. 9. Expectations and Uses <ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Fun/Cool </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Absent/Makeup </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Review Editing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Article Summaries </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Make up Work </li></ul>NEXT
  10. 10. Sensed Need <ul><li>What impact will the use of the educational social network, Ning.com, have on student learning? </li></ul>TABLE
  11. 11. Computer Time <ul><li>Entry Ticket </li></ul><ul><li>Log In </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarize yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tabs at top </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Main </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Change Settings </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul>TABLE
  12. 12. Discussion <ul><li>How would that look? </li></ul><ul><li>Uses? </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback? </li></ul>TABLE
  13. 13. Results-Case Study <ul><li>Eight Students </li></ul><ul><li>All replied twice as assigned </li></ul><ul><li>Three replied more </li></ul><ul><li>Shared </li></ul><ul><li>Received feedback from more than two </li></ul><ul><li>— atta boys </li></ul><ul><li>More confident in class discussions </li></ul>NEXT
  14. 14. Results-Post Survey <ul><li>All 18 yes agreed it should be allowed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helpful on student projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our generation uses technology like this </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other students can ask questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk to people we don’t normally talk to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaches kids to be safe online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher and student feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From fun to useful, interactive, and productive </li></ul>NEXT
  15. 15. Unexpected <ul><li>Other classes jealous </li></ul><ul><li>Not as much work accepting/ok’ing blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring blogs replaces worksheets or hand ins </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Confidence of “quiet kids” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More involved in classroom discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Great faculty/administration feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Only a tool!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Fake screen names worked pretty well </li></ul>TABLE
  16. 16. Going Forward <ul><li>Use as a tool </li></ul><ul><li>Expand to more classes </li></ul><ul><li>Use outside of class/lab </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think of it in a business or online class setting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Electronic Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different classes connecting </li></ul></ul>TABLE
  17. 17. Questions <ul><li>What are some possible uses of Ning in your school and/or your classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you see other benefits or pitfalls to using this type of instructional tool? </li></ul>

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