Social Networking  in Education     The advantages &disadvantages of using socialnetworking media in education
Introduction• As technology evolves, education must  evolve• Social networking provides a new outlet to  advance education...
Relative AdvantageProject based learning using social networking  & online communities provide…•   Collaboration Skills•  ...
Social Media Definition• According to Dictionary.com, social  networking is the use of social networking  media throughout...
Social Networking in     Education
Advantages of Social Media      in Education• Students may become advocates in their  communities(Wolpert-Gawron, 2010)• P...
Advantages of Social Media      in Education• Promotes critical thinking, problem solving,  and global participation (Huff...
Disadvantages of Social     Media in Education• Students may become victims to sexual  predators (Huffington Post, 2011)• ...
Disadvantages of Social     Media in Education• Inappropriate relationship between  teachers & students (Huffington Post, ...
The Social Networking         Contenders• FaceBook: is an free interactive world wide  social network that includes, photo...
The Social Networking         Contenders• You Tube: is an free online community  tool used to store and view videos.• Mysp...
The Social Networking         ContendersHow can education benefit from social networking?• Students can create history pre...
The Social Networking         ContendersHow can education benefit from social  networking?• Flickr could be used in a seco...
Examples of Social     Networks in Education• Mrs. Spearman’s World History Class      This FaceBook page I created as an ...
Examples of Social  Networks in Education Image courtesy of My Space   Image courtesy of Teacher TubeImage courtesy of Twi...
Alternative Examples of      Social Networks in          Education• Teacher Tube- This free online collaboration  tool pro...
Alternative Examples of      Social Networks in          Education• Woogi World- An safe virtual world for  K-6 students, ...
Social Networks inEducation…In Action!      I created this Facebook page as an   Image courtesy of         example of how ...
Social Networks inEducation…In Action!  I created this Twitter page as an example of     Image         how to use social n...
Examples of Online Communities in Education• Wikis: Community communication &  collaboration skill builders• E.g. Wiki Spa...
Examples of Online Communities in Education• Resources for History  This Wikispace is an example of how a Wiki may be used...
Examples of OnlineCommunities in Education            • War of 1812 WikiSpacesThis WikiSpaces was created as a resource/as...
Examples of Online Communities in Education• Grade level 7-12 History PB Wiki This PB Wiki was created during my senior ye...
Examples of Online Communities in Education• Blogs: Community communication &  collaboration skill builders• E.g. Blogger•...
Examples of Online Communities in Education• EduBlogs – Edublogs is an blogger  service created for K-12, adult, and highe...
Examples of Online Communities in Education• American Citizenship Study Guide                                             ...
Examples of OnlineCommunities in EducationImage courtesy of Delicious   Image courtesy of SlideRocket
Resources• Dearmondj (2011, July 14). Social Networking in Education . You  Tube. Retrieved      February 20, 2012, from  ...
Resources• Using Social Networking In The Classroom . (2011, July 12). You  Tube. Retrieved       February 20, 2012, from ...
Resources• https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mrs-  Pages-3rd-Grade-Classroom-Lake-  Contrary/225394044198256• http://www.teac...
Resources• http://pbworks.com/pbworks-basic-edition• http://hutchisonsocialstudies.pbworks.com  /w/page/19773123/FrontPage...
Resources• http://www.ning.com/• http://delicious.com/• https://www.facebook.com/HHSworldhisto  ryClass• http://oedb.org/l...
Additional Resources• http://myspace.com/• http://www.woogiworld.com/• http://www.fatclass.com/share/• http://educatorscon...
Additional Resources• http://www.classroom20.com/• http://imbee.com/• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZLtP5ug  9jc&feature...
Additional Resources• http://sbmsworldhistory.wetpaint.com/• http://www.thoughts.com/• http://wordpress.org/• http://www.b...
Additional Resources• http://www.wikispaces.com/• http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/Office%20of  %20Citizenship/Citizenship%20Res...
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  1. 1. Social Networking in Education The advantages &disadvantages of using socialnetworking media in education
  2. 2. Introduction• As technology evolves, education must evolve• Social networking provides a new outlet to advance education• Social networking promotes collaboration and communication skills• Social networking in education can broaden our students technical proficiency• Social media instills advanced communication skills
  3. 3. Relative AdvantageProject based learning using social networking & online communities provide…• Collaboration Skills• Communication Skills• Problem-Solving Skills• These skills are necessary in real-world problem solving
  4. 4. Social Media Definition• According to Dictionary.com, social networking is the use of social networking media throughout the use of online media that people may use to communicate and interact with each other (Dictionary.com,2012).
  5. 5. Social Networking in Education
  6. 6. Advantages of Social Media in Education• Students may become advocates in their communities(Wolpert-Gawron, 2010)• Promotes individual expression (Willard, 2011)• A forum to create new friendships (Willard, 2011)• Promotes communication (Dearmondj, 2011)• Enhances teamwork & collaboration(Dearmondj, 2011)• Varies learning environments(Dearmondj, 2011)
  7. 7. Advantages of Social Media in Education• Promotes critical thinking, problem solving, and global participation (Huffington Post, 2011)• Creates teacher/student communication (Magid, 2010)• Provides medium for class announcements (Magid, 2010)• Creates forum for peer tutoring, reviews, and communication (Magid, 2010)• Creates varied learning environments (Magid, 2010)
  8. 8. Disadvantages of Social Media in Education• Students may become victims to sexual predators (Huffington Post, 2011)• Cyber bullying may occur without a moderator (Huffington Post, 2011)• Overuse of social media= addiction (Willard, 2011)• Privacy/ Trust issues within the cyber world (Willard, 2011)• Text language is often used (Willard, 2011)
  9. 9. Disadvantages of Social Media in Education• Inappropriate relationship between teachers & students (Huffington Post, 2011)• Profiles are often public & not private (Huffington Post, 2011)• Inappropriate materials viewed online by students (Huffington Post, 2011)
  10. 10. The Social Networking Contenders• FaceBook: is an free interactive world wide social network that includes, photos, videos, a blog, and chat.• Twitter: is a free microblogging service similar to Tumblr.• Ning: is an free interactive social media that allows the user to create his or her own social network• Flickr: is an free interactive online photo sharing community. Image courtesy of Fun Spill
  11. 11. The Social Networking Contenders• You Tube: is an free online community tool used to store and view videos.• Myspace: is an free online social media networking tool similar to FaceBook.• Tumblr: A free microblogging social network, user posts quick blog posts.• Pinterest: is an free online community and a social networking site where users create virtual pins & boards. Image courtesy of Fun Spill
  12. 12. The Social Networking ContendersHow can education benefit from social networking?• Students can create history presentation videos (Upload videos to You Tube or Teacher Tube)• Ning- could be used to create a Business Technology class social networking site• Twitter could be used for a class discussion Image courtesy of Fun Spill
  13. 13. The Social Networking ContendersHow can education benefit from social networking?• Flickr could be used in a secondary level business/technology course for digital photography• Pinterest could be used to gather images for class projects in secondary history, science, or English Literature classes Image courtesy of Fun Spill
  14. 14. Examples of Social Networks in Education• Mrs. Spearman’s World History Class This FaceBook page I created as an example of how an educators can use a Facebook page in a secondary level history course.• Mrs. Page’s 3rd Grade Class This FaceBook page was created by a 3rd grade teacher to use to communicate with her class.• FaceBook in Education The official FaceBook education tab includes ideas, suggestions, and assistance in learning how to use FaceBook in education.
  15. 15. Examples of Social Networks in Education Image courtesy of My Space Image courtesy of Teacher TubeImage courtesy of Twitter Image courtesy of Facebook
  16. 16. Alternative Examples of Social Networks in Education• Teacher Tube- This free online collaboration tool provides an alternative video library with educational videos.• All subject areas, K-12 grade level• Fatclass- Free academic Social networking site, secondary education, all subject areas• Educators Connect- Fee based academic social networking site for educators Image courtesy of Fun Spill
  17. 17. Alternative Examples of Social Networks in Education• Woogi World- An safe virtual world for K-6 students, parents, and educators.• Classroom 2.0- Created with the Ning social networking site, this site was created for educators only.• Imbee- A free safe social networking site for teens, secondary level education Image courtesy of Fun Spill
  18. 18. Social Networks inEducation…In Action! I created this Facebook page as an Image courtesy of example of how to use social networking in a history class. FaceBook
  19. 19. Social Networks inEducation…In Action! I created this Twitter page as an example of Image how to use social networking in a courtesy of classroom or for other educators. Twitter
  20. 20. Examples of Online Communities in Education• Wikis: Community communication & collaboration skill builders• E.g. Wiki Spaces• WetPaint• PB Wiki• Great for elementary and secondary Science, English, and History courses
  21. 21. Examples of Online Communities in Education• Resources for History This Wikispace is an example of how a Wiki may be used in a K-12 classroom. It was Image created for secondary level History course educators. courtesy of WikiSpaces
  22. 22. Examples of OnlineCommunities in Education • War of 1812 WikiSpacesThis WikiSpaces was created as a resource/assignment page for a computer lab day in a secondary level History course. Image courtesy of WikiSpaces
  23. 23. Examples of Online Communities in Education• Grade level 7-12 History PB Wiki This PB Wiki was created during my senior year in undergrad, it serves as an example of how to use a wiki in a secondary level History course. Image courtesy of PB Wikis
  24. 24. Examples of Online Communities in Education• Blogs: Community communication & collaboration skill builders• E.g. Blogger• Word Press• Thoughts• Great for secondary level student journaling, History, English, Literature courses, including foreign Language courses
  25. 25. Examples of Online Communities in Education• EduBlogs – Edublogs is an blogger service created for K-12, adult, and higher education.• E.g. Huzzah Edublog Image courtesy of EduBlogs
  26. 26. Examples of Online Communities in Education• American Citizenship Study Guide Image courtesy of Blogger I created this blog as an example of how to use a blog in an Adult Education level: ABE, ESL- American ESL citizenship course.
  27. 27. Examples of OnlineCommunities in EducationImage courtesy of Delicious Image courtesy of SlideRocket
  28. 28. Resources• Dearmondj (2011, July 14). Social Networking in Education . You Tube. Retrieved February 20, 2012, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZLtP5ug9jc&context=C3c3 885aADOEgsTo PDskIphMDQ1JoVExYb2X_vFJ3V• Huffington Post (2011, May 27). Social Networking In Schools: Educators Debate The Merits Of Technology In Classrooms . Huff Post Education. Retrieved February 20, 2012, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/27/social-networking-s chools_n_840911.html• Magid, L. (2010, February 25). Social networking belongs in school. CNET. Retrieved February 20, 2012, from http://news.cnet.com/8301-19518_3-10459983- 238.html
  29. 29. Resources• Using Social Networking In The Classroom . (2011, July 12). You Tube. Retrieved February 20, 2012, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na7GVlqB- Vc&feature=related• Willard, N. (2011). Schools and Online Social Networking . Education World. Retrieved February 20, 2012, from http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/issues/issues423.sht ml• Wolpert-Gawron, H. (2010, May 7). Social Media in Education: The Power of Facebook. Edutopia. Retrieved February 20, 2012, from http://www.edutopia.org/social-media-education-examples- facebook
  30. 30. Resources• https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mrs- Pages-3rd-Grade-Classroom-Lake- Contrary/225394044198256• http://www.teachertube.com/• https://www.facebook.com/education?sk= wall• http://pinterest.com/• http://youtube.com/• http://facebook.com/
  31. 31. Resources• http://pbworks.com/pbworks-basic-edition• http://hutchisonsocialstudies.pbworks.com /w/page/19773123/FrontPage?lo=46adf3b b• http://resourcesforhistoryteachers.wikispa ces.com/• http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.com/ blog/2010/50-free-collaboration-tools/• http://www.sliderocket.com/
  32. 32. Resources• http://www.ning.com/• http://delicious.com/• https://www.facebook.com/HHSworldhisto ryClass• http://oedb.org/library/features/top-100- education-blogs• http://www.wikispaces.com/content/teach er
  33. 33. Additional Resources• http://myspace.com/• http://www.woogiworld.com/• http://www.fatclass.com/share/• http://educatorsconnect.com/
  34. 34. Additional Resources• http://www.classroom20.com/• http://imbee.com/• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZLtP5ug 9jc&feature=player_embedded• https://www.facebook.com/education?sk=wa ll• http://huzzah.edublogs.org/
  35. 35. Additional Resources• http://sbmsworldhistory.wetpaint.com/• http://www.thoughts.com/• http://wordpress.org/• http://www.blogger.com/
  36. 36. Additional Resources• http://www.wikispaces.com/• http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/Office%20of %20Citizenship/Citizenship%20Resource% 20Center%20Site/Publications/100q.pdf• http://americancitizenshipstudyguide.blogs pot.com/
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