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  • 1. Social Networking in SchoolsParkernwsd.wikispaces.com
  • 2. The best thing about Web 2.0 is that… nobody knows what the hell it really means. Even the ones who coined the term are still struggling to find a compact definition. And this is the true beauty and power of Web 2.0 - it makes people think.From: http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2005/10/the_best_thing_.html
  • 3. Why social networking? SAMPLE SURVEYS: 38% of students regularly read blogs and 19% published a blog (Kirby & Kallio, 2007, p. 17).A National School Board Association survey found: 60% discuss education-related topics online. 41% contribute to postings. 30% download videos. 12% update online profiles daily, 24% post photos daily (as cited in Karlin, 2007, p. 9).
  • 4. The Man is Putting Down Social Networking A National School Boards Association (NSBA) study found that 80% of schools surveyed had rules against chatting and instant messaging and 60% even banned students from using email at school (as cited in Richardson, 2007, p. 68). Out of approx. 1,200 students surveyed:  7% had been approached for personal information or bullied online.  Only 2% had strangers they met online attempt to meet them. The Legal Gray Area  Very large, very nebulous  First Amendment Rights
  • 5. Additional Support and Cause for Action Giving students control pays off.  Correlation between engagement and the perception of control And the walls came tumblin’ down…  Students usage peaks at 5 p.m.  Another spike at midnight (Contreras-Castillo, Perez-Fragoso, and Favela, 2007, p. 213).
  • 6. Collaborative ToolsWeb 2.0
  • 7. Social Networking Tools Open Source  Free Ease of use and setup  Little learning curve Editing through your web browser  No need to download or buy expensive software Communication and collaboration based  Generating user based content Epidemic Usage  Almost all students have a myspace or facebook profile
  • 8. Wikis A type of web site Visitors can easily add, remove, or edit the Wiki Many people content may contribute to and edit a Easy to track changes single document using Permission levels can only a web browser. be set An effective tool for http://parkernwsd collaborative authoring 15 minute setup
  • 9. Wikis in Online LearningEngage your students Use wikispace.com for creating websites  Group projects  Support for service learning projects in the community Use PBwiki  Collaborative essays and reports  Space for free writing or reader-response journaling  Share resources – web sites, annotated bibliographies, models for assignments  Create a compendium of terms and concepts for the course to use as a study guide
  • 10. RSS Really Simple Syndication Push content  Blog  Audio files (podcasting) Receive content  Subscribe to a feed  Many browsers and other open source programs Practical to implement  Podcasts to blogs and more
  • 11. Blogs Short for weblog, blogs are online journals that display the most recent content first. Can combine text, images, and links to audio and video files (podcasting). Readers may often leave comments and interact with the writer. Makes students into publishers and writers.
  • 12. Blogs in Online Learning Group blogs allow engagement  For each work or topic that you cover in a course, have small groups publish blogs on how a their assigned theory would analyze or interpret it. Individual blogs  Write a blog for students in your courses or department; link to journal articles, news items, conferences, calls for papers  Have students create blogs for journaling
  • 13. Blogs for Educators Will Richardson http://weblogg-ed.com/about/ Classroom 2.0 Support Community http://blogsearch.google.com/ Randy Rogers http://randyrogers.edublogs.com
  • 14. Blogs Internet Explorer 7.0 Firefox Save a group of Tabs Organize and Search
  • 15. Pownce Great tool for educator to model reflective thinking for students. A gateway for other social networking tools. Free PR for teachers. Pictures and profiles can help teachers get to know their students. My Pownce Profile:  http://pownce.com/rparker360/
  • 16. Pownce Great tool for educator to model reflective thinking for students. A gateway for other social networking tools. Free PR for teachers. Pictures and profiles can help teachers get to know their students. My Pownce Profile:  http://pownce.com/rparker360/
  • 17. Ustream.TVUstream - http://www.ustream.tv  Great tool for extending the classroom into the digital world.  Could be a tool for students who are absent or “sick.”  Embed code to be used in other websites  Potential to add a new dimension to class discussions.
  • 18. Social MediaSlideShare http://www.slideshare.com Share PowerPoints and other slideshows on the web Embed in websites Post student work Post class notesYouTube http://www.youtube.com Embed video in websites for student viewing Again, the man often has block and filters in place that prohibit the use of such sites.TeacherTube http://www.teachertube.com Embed video in websites for student viewing
  • 19. Using Polls in classYes, I am saying cell phones might have a use as educational tools.Polleverywhere.com Encourage interaction and reflection on course materials outside the classroom. Embed in other websites.
  • 20. MoodleCourse Management System Open Source Little tech support, but much potential. Integrate a variety of tools. Ease of basic use. E-Portfolio compatible
  • 21. Google Google Docs and Spreadsheetshttp://www.google.com/google-d-s/tour1.html Google educatorhttp://www.google.com/educators/tools.html Other Google Stuffhttp://www.google.com/reader

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