Face to Facebook: Exploring Best Practices in Social Networking<br />Eric Sheninger<br />Brian Hazlett<br />
What is Social Networking?<br />The interaction between a group of people who share a common interest (en.wiktionary.org/w...
What is social media?<br />A category of sites that is based on user participation and user-generated content (searchengin...
http://www.commoncraft.com/socialmedia<br />
Social Networking Applications<br />Twitter<br />WebEx<br />Ning<br />YouTube<br />LinkedIn<br />FaceBook<br />
Microblogging<br />Short messages known as “tweets”<br />Link to cell phone<br />http://www.commoncraft.com/twitter<br />
Why Educators Should Use Twitter<br />Improve instruction<br />		-	Global collaboration<br />		-	Sharing of resources<br /...
Why Schools/Universities Should Use Twitter<br />Communication<br />Events <br />Meetings<br />School closings<br />Studen...
Marketing<br />Student recruitment<br />Monitoring conversations referencing your school  <br />
WebEx <br />
Create a channel just for your school<br />Share school accomplishments<br />Showcase student work, events, athletics<br /...
Communicate with students<br />Recruitment<br />Group tools (i.e. schools/universities can include many offices<br />Fan p...
Platform for creating your own social network<br />Very easy to use<br />Can add videos, photos, news, forums, events, gro...
Nings for Learning<br />
The Educator’s PLN<br />http://edupln.ning.com/<br />
Nings for Higher Education<br />
Nings for High Schools<br />
World’s largest professional network (over 55 million strong)<br />Build a network of trusted contacts to share ideas, exc...
Best Practices for Educators/Schools<br />Keep it professional<br />Remember your role within the school community<br />Th...
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  1. 1. Face to Facebook: Exploring Best Practices in Social Networking<br />Eric Sheninger<br />Brian Hazlett<br />
  2. 2. What is Social Networking?<br />The interaction between a group of people who share a common interest (en.wiktionary.org/wiki/social_networking)
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  3. 3. What is social media?<br />A category of sites that is based on user participation and user-generated content (searchenginewatch.com/define) <br />Software tools that allow groups to generate content and engage in peer-to-peer conversations and exchange of content(www.bottlepr.co.uk/glossary.html)<br />
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  5. 5. http://www.commoncraft.com/socialmedia<br />
  6. 6. Social Networking Applications<br />Twitter<br />WebEx<br />Ning<br />YouTube<br />LinkedIn<br />FaceBook<br />
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  10. 10. Microblogging<br />Short messages known as “tweets”<br />Link to cell phone<br />http://www.commoncraft.com/twitter<br />
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  12. 12. Why Educators Should Use Twitter<br />Improve instruction<br /> - Global collaboration<br /> - Sharing of resources<br /> - Discussion/Knowledge acquisition<br /> - Professional growth (PLN)<br />http://twitter.com/NMHS_Principal<br />
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  16. 16. Why Schools/Universities Should Use Twitter<br />Communication<br />Events <br />Meetings<br />School closings<br />Student honors<br />Live scores/updates<br />Campus weather<br />News/RSS feeds<br />Emergency information<br />
  17. 17. Marketing<br />Student recruitment<br />Monitoring conversations referencing your school <br />
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  20. 20. WebEx <br />
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  32. 32. Create a channel just for your school<br />Share school accomplishments<br />Showcase student work, events, athletics<br />http://www.youtube.com/NMHSPrincipal<br />For videos larger than 10 minutes, use Vimeo (also free)<br />
  33. 33. Communicate with students<br />Recruitment<br />Group tools (i.e. schools/universities can include many offices<br />Fan pages (video, wall posts, analytics)<br />Showcase student/faculty work<br />Connecting current to incoming students<br />Facebook Office Hours<br />
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  37. 37. Platform for creating your own social network<br />Very easy to use<br />Can add videos, photos, news, forums, events, groups, etc.<br />Customizable site<br />Each member that joins has a customizable profile page<br />Can be made private or public<br />
  38. 38. Nings for Learning<br />
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  41. 41. The Educator’s PLN<br />http://edupln.ning.com/<br />
  42. 42. Nings for Higher Education<br />
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  44. 44. Nings for High Schools<br />
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  46. 46. World’s largest professional network (over 55 million strong)<br />Build a network of trusted contacts to share ideas, exchange knowledge, and create opportunities.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzT3JVUGUzM<br />http://www.linkedin.com/in/esheninger<br />
  47. 47. Best Practices for Educators/Schools<br />Keep it professional<br />Remember your role within the school community<br />Think before you post to the internet<br />Digital footprint<br />

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