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Youngkin educational networking

  1. 1. Educational Networking <br />The Future for Teachers<br />By Julie Youngkin<br />Special Education Teacher,<br /> Garland ISD<br />
  2. 2. What is educational networking?<br />“…the use of social networking technologies for educational purposes” (Educational Networking, 2010)<br />social networking = online communities of people with shared interest<br />About 65 million people use social networking in the United States today (Stutzman, 2008)<br />“Social Networking in Plain English”<br />(Lefever, 2007)<br />
  3. 3. Chosen Network: Special Ed in the 21st Century<br />
  4. 4. Why did I choose it?<br />To connect with other special education teachers from all over the world<br />Timely information on new legislation<br />New technology outlined for a rising special education population<br />Promotion of parental awareness<br />
  5. 5. How will I use it? <br />For integration of web 2.0 tools in the classroom<br />New teaching strategies<br />Collaboration on lesson plans<br />Innovative information for parents<br />New perspective on reaching goals<br />
  6. 6. Chosen Network: Response to Intervention (RTI) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Central<br />
  7. 7. Why did I choose it?<br />To connect with other educators<br />Collaborate on new methods for RTI and UDL<br />Access latest media that relates to new legislation<br />Gain insight for more structure in identification strategies<br />
  8. 8. How will I use it?<br />Acquire new information for my teacher training sessions in RTI<br />Find out success rates from other teachers on UDL strategies<br />Match UDL strategies with specific types of learning differences<br />Stay up-to-date with current education legislation<br />
  9. 9. The Impact of Educational Networking<br />Professional development opportunities<br />“Instant access to information is one of the many reasons social networking is transforming education and, more specifically, professional development” (Ellwood, 2008, p.2).<br />Improved students success<br />“When teachers use social networking tools to make changes to their instruction, it usually means their students are actively involved in their own learning processes” (Ellwood, 2008, p.4).<br />
  10. 10. References<br />Lefever, L. (2007, June 7). Social networking in plain English [Video file]. Video posted to<br />Educational Networking. (n.d.). Retrieved January 23, 2010, from the Educational Networking Wiki:<br />Ellwood, H. (2008, November). How social networks are moving to the forefront of professional development. EDCompass, 2-4.<br />Stutzman, F. (2008, January 28). Re: How many Americans use social networking sites? [Web log message]. Retrieved from:<br />