Social Networking TechForum


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Social Networking TechForum

  1. 1. Social, Professional and Academic Networking: Ready for School?<br />David Jakes TechForum Chicago<br />
  2. 2. "Right now we are in the middle of a very polarized public discourse about kids use of digital media...” <br />Connie Yowell, MacArthur Foundation<br />
  3. 3. “We get a little bit stuck in the 19th century vision of something that happens in a single institution, in a single place, and at a particular time…”<br />
  4. 4. Kids…<br />73% text message<br />14% blog<br />8% use Twitter<br />38% share content, 21% remix<br />8-18, 2004-09, 39-66%<br />27% go online PEW Internet, Kaiser<br />
  5. 5. WebKinz<br />
  6. 6. Poptropica<br />
  7. 7. Data from<br />
  8. 8. Interact to Create a Presence (representing yourself)<br />“If I can’t find you on Google, do you exist?”<br />New Yorker Magazine<br />
  9. 9. Interact to Participate (representing your connections)<br />Image courtesy of Hugh McLoed,<br />
  10. 10. Interact to Learn (representing your understanding)<br />
  11. 11. Social networking: the process of connecting and interacting with people through social media…140 character discourses in Twitter, posting on a wall in Facebook, or creating a video response to someone in YouTube.<br />
  12. 12. Social media:  any form of media that resides in social spaces and promotes social interaction or results from that interaction… Flickr, Facebook, Wikis,, Etherpad, Wikipedia, and YouTube.<br />
  13. 13. Today…<br /> Handout <br /> Online resources |<br />Structure<br />
  14. 14. Which of the following do you use? <br />Twitter<br />Facebook<br />Blogging tool<br />RSS Reader or Aggregator such as Google Reader or Bloglines<br />
  15. 15. Characterize your school environment… <br />mp3/iPods  <br />open wireless<br />bring your own tools <br />student cell phones <br />social media available [YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook] <br />
  16. 16. What do you block?<br />via @willrich45<br />
  17. 17. What are your perceptions of "social networking?"  <br />
  18. 18. What does it mean to be well-educated in the 21st Century?   <br />
  19. 19. Rich Halverson:  "Digital media provides a path to personalizing and customizing learning…this has meant that digitally literate young people have come to understand that there are at least two living channels for learning - 1) an institutional channel, and 2) a peer-driven, interest-driven, and unregulated digital media channel.<br />
  20. 20. Mimi Ito:  "Students engage in friendship and interest-based activities. They need an academic intervention…” <br />( see two videos)<br />
  21. 21. What role does social networking play in teaching and learning within the formal space of schools?  <br />
  22. 22. What role does networking play in teaching and learning within the formal space of schools?  <br />
  23. 23. What are we really talking about?  What skills are embedded in social networking?  <br />
  24. 24. How do we scale this?  <br />
  25. 25. What's your next step?  What is your organization's next step?  <br />