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Using a NING


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Keynote from L@S Conference, 09

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Using a NING

  1. 1. Using a social network - NING - to build a professional learning community <ul><li>Andrew Robertson </li></ul>
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  3. 5. NING vs. Blogs, wikis <ul><li>NING is social - membership </li></ul><ul><li>NING is not a collaborative tool (wiki), as such - but if you embed docs or voice-thread, you can share and work on projects </li></ul><ul><li>Blog in NING </li></ul>
  4. 6. Security & privacy
  5. 7. Security & privacy
  6. 8. With the Community <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Low decile and low access - community spaces, drop-in centre at Summerlands </li></ul><ul><li>school calendar </li></ul><ul><li>forums for suggestions, parent voice </li></ul>
  7. 9. In Learning <ul><li>A central spot </li></ul><ul><li>Embed voice-thread </li></ul><ul><li>Download assignments & upload projects </li></ul><ul><li>Provide resources </li></ul><ul><li>Create a LMS, e-portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Use forums or blog element to manage learning stories </li></ul>
  8. 10. Tagging <ul><li>There are tags for most elements, including video and photos... as with blogs, they’re a useful tool... </li></ul><ul><li>School-wide and community tags - important to ask your community to tag </li></ul>
  9. 11. Photos <ul><li>Send from your mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li>Albums </li></ul><ul><li>Include in pages, blogs, forums, My Page </li></ul>
  10. 12. Use multiple Web 2.0 accounts to create e-learning site Web 2.0 accounts to create e-learning site
  11. 13. Embed to Enhance <ul><li>Web 2.0 Accounts </li></ul><ul><li>OpenID project </li></ul><ul><li>HTML/Javascript code - copy & paste </li></ul>
  12. 14. YouTube Google Calendar Slideshare Google Docs NING Flickr ZOHO Apps Springwidgets PollDaddy Voice-Thread Wufoo ClustrMaps