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Social networks

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Social networks

  1. 1. Social Networks Why You Should Use One With Your Students
  2. 2. Just a few social networks.
  3. 3. Connect with the classroom; connect with the world.
  4. 4. Do you know <ul><li>id You Know? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>17% of people time in the internet spend on Social Networking and blogging sites accounted for  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the day before the US presidential election, the Democratic presidential of the U.S. (Barack Obama) had 2,379,102 Facebook supporters and Mr. (John McCain) had 620,359.   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Russians, the people spend more time on social networking Then people in other countries By Russians average 6.6 hours per month and worldwide average of 3.7 hours per month. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. A rising trend
  6. 7. In 2007, social networks eclipsed e-mail as the main form of online communication in the UK.
  7. 8. Why Does a Trend Equal an Effective Teaching Tool? <ul><ul><li>Contextualizing content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making meaningful connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-world learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expands educational network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discourse more immediate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faster exchange of resources </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Fear of Privacy Violations or Other Concerns <ul><li>Although there are understandable concerns like... </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>* Security/Safe - Social Networking allows people to access your personal and professional information. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>* Authenticity of Contacts - Interacting online allows for the possibility of fake identities. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>* Authenticity of Information - Social networking sites allow anyone to post information.  </li></ul><ul><li>...the benefits outweigh the negatives. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  9. 10. Social Networking In Action In Schools <ul><li>Imagine: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>* Elementary students publishing work via podcast and broadcasting it to the public </li></ul><ul><li>* Middle School students creating blogs about subject areas topics of interests </li></ul><ul><li>* High school students communicating with authors, scientists, and other professionals via Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>* College students engaging in discourse with professors via Twitter </li></ul>
  10. 11. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Social Networking is a vital part of the second generation of internet use </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Users of social networking are immersed in socialization and communication with others while engaging in computer skills </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>With the rapid rise of social networks now a part of our culture, it is imperative that in school use of this practice be a part of teaching and learning. </li></ul>

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