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    1. 1. Facebook-ish, Without the Headachesandrew.taylor@gpschools.org bit.ly/ayHtmW<br />
    2. 2. Capture the benefits of social networking tools like Facebook without worrying about privacy and appropriateness. Ning is a free, closed-group social network that you can set up easily just for your students. Learn how to use it as a discussion forum, blog, and video and photo-sharing tool.<br />
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    8. 8. Ning is a social networking site akin to Facebook and Myspace.<br />You can tap the interactivity of those tools but keep it entirely under your control.<br />Manageable for the classroom experience<br />Facilitates communication among members<br />Students already have the experience necessary to begin use immediately<br />
    9. 9. Interface locked down, cluttered<br />Users decide what features to add<br />Privacy is a concern if poorly used<br />No clear purpose<br />Cleaner, less hectic interface<br />Site administrator controls everything<br />Multiple security options<br />Developed around a focus, purpose<br />
    10. 10. Facebook vs. Ning<br />
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    12. 12. Gina Bianchini<br />Ning CEO<br />
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    15. 15. Don Tapscott<br />Author, ‘Grown Up Digital’<br />
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    17. 17. WHAT MAKES SOCIAL NETWORKING EDUCATIONAL?<br />“It's a fantastic tool for extending<br />class discussions beyond the constraints <br />of class time. In addition, it offers a <br />venue for students who are <br />sometimes reluctant to participate <br />in class to hear their voices heard.”<br />
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    20. 20. What kind of Ningsare out there already?<br />
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    29. 29. CLASSROOM USES<br />What do students think?<br />“Some like it, others don't. <br />I think one of the problems is they want social networking to be free of school<br />- it is their separate world. <br />That is just my take, though.”<br />
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    38. 38. It could be worse<br />Mr. President<br />
    39. 39. START WITHA SINGLE PROJECT<br />
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    41. 41. Boo Radley meets the 21st Century<br />
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    43. 43. CLASS WEB SITES<br />A teacher says:<br />“They like the fact that they can review class notes.”<br />
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    54. 54. Creating An Account<br />
    55. 55. Name, e-mail, free<br />
    56. 56. Privacy<br />You decide who to allow in<br />
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    59. 59. Appearance<br />Templates, or HTML control<br />
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    61. 61. Features<br />You decide what to activate<br />
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    70. 70. Help is on the way<br />
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    72. 72. How to have the ads removed<br />Sign in to the Ning Help Center first.<br />Click the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the page.<br />The "Ask Our Team a Question" form then appears.<br />In the first field (“I have a question about”) select “a network that I have created.”<br />A new field with a pull down menu will appear (“I specifically want to know”) and you should choose “General Question.”<br />A window will appear where you need to choose a specific topic. Please choose “other” at the end of the list.<br />In the “Network URL” field please give the network address of the educational network you are asking Ning to make ad-free.<br />In the message portion of the ticket, please specifically write that you are requesting an ad-free network for education.<br />
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    77. 77. Management Resources<br />Acceptable Use Policy<br />Grading Online Discussions<br />
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    80. 80. Let the students mix it up<br />The Shining<br />
    81. 81. START WITH A PLAN<br />
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    86. 86. Teachers say: Ways to start<br />“To provide a location - accessible to my students only - for class resources.”<br />“Announcements, notes, assignments”<br />“My original goal was to use it as both a place to post assignments and to create a space where students could talk about course content outside of class.”<br />
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    88. 88. The secret’s out<br />
    89. 89. Resources<br />Setting up a Ning site: Joshua Fenton, Inland Area Writing Project<br />Social Networking Made Easy with Ning, Karen Huffman, 2009 Computers in Libraries<br />Create Your Own Social Network with Ning, Bethany Smith, transparentlearning.blogspot.com<br />Image credits: Gate, Bee, Bees, Tightrope, Guinea Pigs<br />
    90. 90. Facebook-ish, Without the Headachesandrew.taylor@gpschools.org bit.ly/ayHtmW<br />

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