Social Networking 101

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Social networking is the language of our students. How's your fluency? This presentation will offer a glossary, an overview of the various dialects (Ning, Digsby, Facebook, Twitter, IM, etc), and a step-by-step guidelines on tapping into these technologies to communicate effectively with students and staff of the digital generation.

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Social Networking 101

  1. 1. SOCIAL NETWORKING 101 Karen O’Neill, Jaime Smith, Yi-Ching (Moe) Tsao Studies in American Language, SJSU
  2. 2. AGENDA <ul><li>WHO and WHAT: Web 2. 0 </li></ul><ul><li>WHY: Voices of Students today </li></ul><ul><li>HOW: Social Networking Overview </li></ul><ul><li>DO I HAVE TO? The impact and uses of social networking on education </li></ul>
  3. 3. Presenters Studies in American Language, SJSU <ul><li>Karen O’Neill – Baby Boomer: intrigued, clumsy, admirer of social networking and its usefulness </li></ul><ul><li>Jaime Smith – Gen X : experienced, educated, and adept social networker and online teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Y-Ching (Moe) Tsao – Gen Y: Instructional Technology professional and in-house expert </li></ul>
  4. 4. Marc Prensky 2001 <ul><li>Digital Immigrants – moved (or were dragged) into new technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>will adapt to new technologies but retain an ‘accent’ or a foot in the past </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital Natives – were raised with computers and the internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>are native speakers of the digital language of computers, video games, and the internet and use them intuitively </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. By 2007-2008 <ul><li>Digital centric </li></ul><ul><ul><li>were born into a digitally saturated world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>completely immersed in digital competence since birth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>live in Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. And you? Digital Immigrant Digital Native Digital Centric Phone call Email or texting Facebook or Twitter Photo album Digital photo frame Picasa or Flickr Old envelope Internet bookmark Diigo or del.icio.us World Book “C” Encarta Wikipedia Mail a Hallmark Send an Ecard Post on Facebook The big difference is not in actions, but in attitudes. Ask the Authority Trust the Experts Make your own Truth
  7. 7. What is Web 2.0?
  8. 8. So WHAT? <ul><li>Isn’t this just the usual generation gap? </li></ul><ul><li>There have always been generation gaps! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Back to Prensky <ul><li>… the single biggest problem facing education today is that </li></ul><ul><li>our digital immigrant instructors, </li></ul><ul><li>who speak an outdated language </li></ul><ul><li>(That of the pre-digital age) , </li></ul><ul><li>are struggling to teach a population </li></ul><ul><li>that speaks an entirely new language . </li></ul>
  10. 10. AGENDA <ul><li>WHAT: Web 2. 0 </li></ul><ul><li>WHY: Voices of Students Today </li></ul><ul><li>HOW: Social Networking Overview </li></ul><ul><li>DO I HAVE TO? The impact and uses of social networking on education </li></ul>
  11. 11. Students today
  12. 12. AGENDA <ul><li>WHO and WHAT: Web 2. 0 </li></ul><ul><li>WHY: Voices of Students today </li></ul><ul><li>HOW: Social Networking Overview </li></ul><ul><li>DO I HAVE TO? The impact and uses of social networking on education </li></ul>
  13. 13. Statistical Data – Active Users
  14. 14. Statistical Data – Active Users
  15. 15. Statistical Data – Active Users
  16. 16. Facebook Tour
  17. 17. Twitter Tour
  18. 18. Why do you want to use Twitter?
  19. 19. Ning Tour
  20. 20. Diigo Tour
  21. 21. Privacy <ul><li>But what about my privacy? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Privacy is now defined as something that’s in our hearts. We’ve redefined what’s private, so there’s less worry about what we post.” - Marian Salzman, trendsetter. </li></ul>
  22. 22. But seriously…. <ul><li>What about my privacy? </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t want my students to know everything about me! </li></ul><ul><li>And I don’t want to get fired for my Facebook posts. </li></ul><ul><li>Change your settings. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose “friends only” for most privacy settings. </li></ul><ul><li>Create friend groups, and select which groups can view various parts of your profile. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Who has time for this? <ul><li>Your students do! </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t have to spend a lot of time </li></ul>
  24. 24. AGENDA <ul><li>WHAT: Web 2. 0 </li></ul><ul><li>WHY: Voices of Students today </li></ul><ul><li>HOW: Social Networking Overview </li></ul><ul><li>DO I HAVE TO? The impact and uses of social networking on education </li></ul>
  25. 25. Why would teachers use these things? <ul><li>For teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build relationships among students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send quick messages to classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage students to “tweet” focused class comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce students to authentic English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share teaching tips with colleagues in a virtual teacher lounge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create an “unconference” anytime, anywhere </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Why would administrators go there? <ul><li>For administrators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make up-to-the-minute announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create student community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create faculty community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay in touch with alums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer housing connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market globally – without flying anywhere </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Crowdsourcing <ul><li>That gives me an idea!....... </li></ul>
  28. 28. For more information http://www.sal.sjsu.edu/AboutUs/Teachers.html http://sqworl.com/?i=f774ec
  29. 29. Thank You

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