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Building Online Communities for Youth

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a presentation for the K12Online Conference

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  • 1. Building Online Communities for Youth Paul Allison Lee Baber Susan Ettenheim Chris Sloan
  • 2. A Visual Tour
    • Here we will take you to some of the sites our youth use in their communities, Youthvoices and Personal Learning Space.
    • YouthVoices is for high school students and Personal Learning Space is for middle school students.
    • Elgg is our Blogging Application
  • 3. Navigating the Elgg To follow along, join us in http: //youthvoices .net Once there you can get to your own blog space by clicking on Your Blog .
  • 4. Posting a Blog Entry Post an entry, attach an audio, video, image, or any file from “Your Files”.
  • 5. “ View all posts” to see everyone’s blogs. Once there, find Community posts and blog entries with comments.
  • 6. Elgg can filter entries such as blogs with comments. You can also use the filter to see community blogs, interesting blogs, personal blogs, and blogs with no comments.
  • 7. “ Tags” Help Find Others with Something in Common
  • 8. Youth Creating Community Podcasts Creating and finding communities, groups, and friends sparks creativity and finding a voice.
  • 9. “ Your Files” can provide youth with online storage for sharing or building ePortfolios
  • 10. Youthbridges is a Worldbridges Drupal site where YouthVoices and PersonalLearningSpace share live webcasts, podcasts, shows, and come together for group discussions during especially trying times. http://youthbridges.net
  • 11. Youthbridges Virginia Tech Shooting struck home in the community. From New Hampshire, Jeff Lebow moderates a live webcast with NewYork and Virginia youth during their weekly SpaceCast meeting. http: //youthbridges .net/node/46
  • 12. Teachers share lesson plans with students and each other at the Elgg Plans wiki. http://elggplans.wikispaces.com
  • 13. Students share work on the Youth Wiki http://youthwiki.wikispaces.com
  • 14. And utilize applications like VoiceThread and Tagzania for commenting and mapping.
  • 15. Victoria Talks About Her Youth Community and Why Technology Matters - http://edtechtalk.com/node/1870 Teachers Teaching Teachers meet weekly to discuss plans for our youth Communities, talk with guests, host special events, and invite discussions. Listen in…
  • 16. Thanks to the K12Online Conference http://k12onlineconference.org Join us live on Oct. 24, 2007 - Wednesday, 9:00 pm EST at http://edtechtalk.com as we discuss youth communities, offer training, answer questions and welcome guests to our presentation.