Connections That Matter By Michelle Pittman-ET8027 Information Systems-EDLD 5362
What is a network? <ul><li>Mathews states it “is a way to share information or move it among locations efficiently and eff...
DIIGO (Dee’go) <ul><li>Diigo stands for Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff (Diigo, 2011). </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Diigo was ranked #15 in 2010 among the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (2011) Top 100 Tools for Lea...
Educators  *diigo* <ul><li>Diigo Educators is group of educators sharing bookmarks and best practices. </li></ul><ul><li>M...
NING <ul><li>“ Ning  is the world's largest platform for creating social websites” (Ning, 2010). </li></ul><ul><li>Accordi...
<ul><li>Ning was ranked #31 in 2010 among the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (2011) Top 100 Tools for Lear...
Celebrating Texas Voices   *ning* <ul><li>Celebrating Texas Voices is a learning community focused on sharing digital stor...
Networking Potential <ul><li>The collaboration that comes from the many social networking options available are important ...
<ul><li>Robert Moore (2006) mentioned a very interesting quote by Jim Collins (Good to Great), “Good-to-great organization...
References <ul><li>Berkmann, R. (2007, March 15). Social bookmarking for enterprise knowledge management.  Intelligent Age...
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  1. 1. Connections That Matter By Michelle Pittman-ET8027 Information Systems-EDLD 5362
  2. 2. What is a network? <ul><li>Mathews states it “is a way to share information or move it among locations efficiently and effectively” (2004). </li></ul><ul><li>Why care about the definition? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diigo allows users to bookmark their favorite websites for access from any computer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ning is a social network builder. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. DIIGO (Dee’go) <ul><li>Diigo stands for Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff (Diigo, 2011). </li></ul><ul><li>“ Diigo is two services in one -- it is a research and collaborative research tool on the one hand, and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other” (Diigo, 2011). </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Diigo was ranked #15 in 2010 among the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (2011) Top 100 Tools for Learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Noteworthy Features (Berkmann, 2007) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On site text highlighting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ sticky note” annotations </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Educators *diigo* <ul><li>Diigo Educators is group of educators sharing bookmarks and best practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Membership to this group must be approved. </li></ul>
  6. 6. NING <ul><li>“ Ning is the world's largest platform for creating social websites” (Ning, 2010). </li></ul><ul><li>According to Educause (2008), Ning is a social network building site that allows users to have a public or private social network. Users can join networks or create their own. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Ning was ranked #31 in 2010 among the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (2011) Top 100 Tools for Learning. </li></ul><ul><li>In reviewing the Ning website, it is a paid service. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Was free, but became a paid service early in 2010. (Ning, 2010) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Celebrating Texas Voices *ning* <ul><li>Celebrating Texas Voices is a learning community focused on sharing digital stories. </li></ul><ul><li>Open to students, teachers, and all interested in storytelling. </li></ul><ul><li>Membership and posts must be approved by a StoryChasers administrator. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Networking Potential <ul><li>The collaboration that comes from the many social networking options available are important to education. </li></ul><ul><li>Helping our districts and administrators recognize inexpensive and open-source social networks that are available for teacher and student use will be a valuable commodity in the classroom. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Robert Moore (2006) mentioned a very interesting quote by Jim Collins (Good to Great), “Good-to-great organizations avoid technology fads and bandwagons, yet they become pioneers in the application of carefully selected technologies.” </li></ul><ul><li>If educators can find the right network, the potential for personal and professional growth can be extreme. </li></ul><ul><li>Furthermore, the benefits to students can be exponentially greater than in a non-networked environment. </li></ul>
  11. 11. References <ul><li>Berkmann, R. (2007, March 15). Social bookmarking for enterprise knowledge management. Intelligent Agent Blog . Retrieved on April 23, 2011 from http://www.ia-blog.com/2007/03/15/social-bookmarking-for-enterprise-knowledge-management/ </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies. (2011). Top 100 tools for learning 2007-2010. Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies . Retrieved on April 23, 2011 from http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo. (2011). About diigo. Retrieved on April 23, 2011 from http://www.diigo.com/about </li></ul><ul><li>Educause. (2008). 7 things you should know about…ning. Educause Learning Initiative . Retrieved on April 23, 2011 from http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7036.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Mathews, J. B. (April 2004). Why statewide educational networks are important to state and educational leaders. Southern Regional Education Board . Retrieved on April 6, 2011 from http://www.sreb.org/programs/EdTech/pubs/PDF/04T02-Statewide_Ed_Tech_Net-Important.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Moore, R. J. (August 2006). The five best accelerators in schools. School Administrator , 63, 7. Retrieved on April 6, 2011 from http://biblos.lamar.edu:2251/...268%40session mgr104&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGI2ZQ%3d%3d#db=tfh&AN=21886799 </li></ul><ul><li>Ning, Inc. (2010). About ning. Retrieved on April 23, 2011 from http://about.ning.com/ </li></ul>

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