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  1. 1. Social Media Opportunities for Learning! Jim Forde @stemnetwork -- @ccssnetwork
  2. 2. What is SocialNetworking?A social networking siteis an online place wherea user can create aprofile and build apersonal network thatconnects him or her toother users.
  3. 3. Which tweens/teens?
  4. 4. 300+
  5. 5. Social Networking: Why?• Schools are using SM positively• It’s here• Engagement• Collaboration• School without walls• Technology is not the enemy• Practicing appropriate use
  6. 6. Student/Class Blogs?
  7. 7. Mr. Forde’s blog-
  8. 8. Mr. Forde’s blog
  9. 9. Terrapin Kids Blog
  10. 10. Pollution Posse Blog-
  11. 11. HP Grant/India Blog-
  12. 12. Edmodo: class web sites
  13. 13. Ideas for Edmodo use.• Project Site “Flat Stanley”• Writing Projects• Historical Figure• Back Channel a current event (SOTU)• Foreign Language practice• Join Groups• Mobile Learning• Book clubs/ Writing prompts (Connect with another class)• Grammar and punctuation (Let’s eat, Grandpa.)
  14. 14. Schools and Twitter?
  15. 15. Twitter -->Stemnetwork
  16. 16. Twitter --> Stemnetwork a few sources I follow
  17. 17. Schools on FB?
  18. 18. Other opportunities?
  19. 19. Delicious (or diigo) Social Bookmarking
  20. 20. Educational Wikis
  21. 21. Podcasts
  22. 22. One final note. note“Its critical to realize that just because young folks pick up a technology before you do doesnt inherently mean that they understand it better than you do.”