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Social Networking   for the K12 Set by Jim Klein Director IS & T Saugus Union School District
The Rise of Social Networks <ul><li>BBSs and Usenet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>comp.lang.perl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>rec.sp...
Who
Who <ul><li>Grunwald Associates LLC survey: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>96% of 9-17 year olds report using social networking tec...
Drivers <ul><li>A huge driver of use is individuality, to be seen as creative and different. But it's also about collabora...
Motivations <ul><li>Keep in touch with family and friends (75%) </li></ul><ul><li>Being &quot;nosey&quot; (62%) </li></ul>...
What <ul><li>What they share </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80% photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60% diary/blog </li></ul></ul><ul...
Narrative Theory of Learning &quot;At its core, a narrative perspective holds that human beings have a universal predispos...
Structure Profile Self Friends Social Stuff Experiential
Demo
Results Writer's Self-Perception Scale - Control Group 62.1% 18.6% 19.3% 54.3% 31.4% 14.3%
Results Writer's Self-Perception Scale - Research Group 67.1% 25% 7.9% 53.6% 14% 31.4%
Results <ul><li>9 point average increase in test scores </li></ul><ul><li>13.6 point average increase in writing scores </...
Impact <ul><li>Changes the way knowledge is developed, shared, and adapted </li></ul><ul><li>New opportunities for teachin...
Learning Opportunities <ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Persistence </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior <...
Challenges <ul><li>Media vs. truth </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy vs. creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Public vs. private </li></u...
Do's and Don'ts <ul><li>Do start small and cultivate success </li></ul><ul><li>Don't ignore accountability and responsibil...
Questions
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Social Networking for the K12 Set

  1. 1. Social Networking for the K12 Set by Jim Klein Director IS & T Saugus Union School District
  2. 2. The Rise of Social Networks <ul><li>BBSs and Usenet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>comp.lang.perl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>rec.sports.football </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mailing Lists </li></ul><ul><li>Friendster </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace, Facebook, etc. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who
  4. 4. Who <ul><li>Grunwald Associates LLC survey: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>96% of 9-17 year olds report using social networking technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 hours a week – as much as TV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60% talk about education topics </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Drivers <ul><li>A huge driver of use is individuality, to be seen as creative and different. But it's also about collaboration. Being an individual if no one is looking is pointless. </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution is largely driven by ego </li></ul><ul><li>Build up reserves of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social capital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intellectual capital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural capital (experiential) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Motivations <ul><li>Keep in touch with family and friends (75%) </li></ul><ul><li>Being &quot;nosey&quot; (62%) </li></ul><ul><li>Express my opinions and views (55%) </li></ul><ul><li>Meet people with similar interests (49%) </li></ul><ul><li>Specific reason, documenting a trip, event, etc. (13%) </li></ul><ul><li>It's a good way to date (7%) </li></ul>
  7. 7. What <ul><li>What they share </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80% photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60% diary/blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50% media </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What they want to see </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80% personal experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60% family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50% trips and travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40% media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>25% misc </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Narrative Theory of Learning &quot;At its core, a narrative perspective holds that human beings have a universal predisposition to 'story' their experience, that is, to impose a narrative interpretation on information and experience.&quot; WALTER DOYLE and KATHY CARTER (2003) Narrative and learning to teach: Implications for Teacher- Education Curriculum – Journal of Curriculum Studies &quot;[Children] turn things into stories, and when they try to make sense of their life they use the storied version of their experience as the basis for further reflection. If they don't catch something in a narrative structure, it doesn't get remembered very well, and it doesn't seem to be accessible for further kinds of mulling over.&quot; Jerome Bruner (1985) &quot;Narrative and paradigmatic modes of thought&quot; in E.W. Eisner (ed.), Learning and Teaching the Ways of Knowing, 84 th Yearbook, Part 2, of the National Society for the Study of Education (Chicago: University of Chicago Press), 97-115
  9. 9. Structure Profile Self Friends Social Stuff Experiential
  10. 10. Demo
  11. 11. Results Writer's Self-Perception Scale - Control Group 62.1% 18.6% 19.3% 54.3% 31.4% 14.3%
  12. 12. Results Writer's Self-Perception Scale - Research Group 67.1% 25% 7.9% 53.6% 14% 31.4%
  13. 13. Results <ul><li>9 point average increase in test scores </li></ul><ul><li>13.6 point average increase in writing scores </li></ul><ul><li>55% of student grades in non-writing subject areas rose by at least ½, 20% by 1 or more </li></ul>
  14. 14. Impact <ul><li>Changes the way knowledge is developed, shared, and adapted </li></ul><ul><li>New opportunities for teaching/learning </li></ul><ul><li>Overcomes social and geographic boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a culture of open collaboration/builds a portfolio of ideas and content </li></ul><ul><li>Gives voice/builds self-esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Improves social skills </li></ul><ul><li>Engages the community </li></ul>
  15. 15. Learning Opportunities <ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Persistence </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing </li></ul>
  16. 16. Challenges <ul><li>Media vs. truth </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy vs. creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Public vs. private </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Corrections </li></ul><ul><li>Policy and accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher education </li></ul>
  17. 17. Do's and Don'ts <ul><li>Do start small and cultivate success </li></ul><ul><li>Don't ignore accountability and responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Do make it open and easy to use and reuse </li></ul><ul><li>Don't over-engineer – build for adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Do educate all about copyright and licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Don't set too many restrictions </li></ul>
  18. 18. Questions

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