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  1. 1. Social Networking in
  2. 2. The best thing about Web 2.0 is that… nobody knows what the hell it really means. Even the ones who coined the term are still struggling to find a compact definition. And this is the true beauty and power of Web 2.0 - it makes people think.From:
  3. 3. Why social networking? SAMPLE SURVEYS: 38% of students regularly read blogs and 19% published a blog (Kirby & Kallio, 2007, p. 17).A National School Board Association survey found: 60% discuss education-related topics online. 41% contribute to postings. 30% download videos. 12% update online profiles daily, 24% post photos daily (as cited in Karlin, 2007, p. 9).
  4. 4. The Man is Putting Down Social Networking A National School Boards Association (NSBA) study found that 80% of schools surveyed had rules against chatting and instant messaging and 60% even banned students from using email at school (as cited in Richardson, 2007, p. 68). Out of approx. 1,200 students surveyed:  7% had been approached for personal information or bullied online.  Only 2% had strangers they met online attempt to meet them. The Legal Gray Area  Very large, very nebulous  First Amendment Rights
  5. 5. Additional Support and Cause for Action Giving students control pays off.  Correlation between engagement and the perception of control And the walls came tumblin’ down…  Students usage peaks at 5 p.m.  Another spike at midnight (Contreras-Castillo, Perez-Fragoso, and Favela, 2007, p. 213).
  6. 6. Collaborative ToolsWeb 2.0
  7. 7. Social Networking Tools Open Source  Free Ease of use and setup  Little learning curve Editing through your web browser  No need to download or buy expensive software Communication and collaboration based  Generating user based content Epidemic Usage  Almost all students have a myspace or facebook profile
  8. 8. Wikis A type of web site Visitors can easily add, remove, or edit the Wiki Many people content may contribute to and edit a Easy to track changes single document using Permission levels can only a web browser. be set An effective tool for http://parkernwsd collaborative authoring 15 minute setup
  9. 9. Wikis in Online LearningEngage your students Use for creating websites  Group projects  Support for service learning projects in the community Use PBwiki  Collaborative essays and reports  Space for free writing or reader-response journaling  Share resources – web sites, annotated bibliographies, models for assignments  Create a compendium of terms and concepts for the course to use as a study guide
  10. 10. RSS Really Simple Syndication Push content  Blog  Audio files (podcasting) Receive content  Subscribe to a feed  Many browsers and other open source programs Practical to implement  Podcasts to blogs and more
  11. 11. Blogs Short for weblog, blogs are online journals that display the most recent content first. Can combine text, images, and links to audio and video files (podcasting). Readers may often leave comments and interact with the writer. Makes students into publishers and writers.
  12. 12. Blogs in Online Learning Group blogs allow engagement  For each work or topic that you cover in a course, have small groups publish blogs on how a their assigned theory would analyze or interpret it. Individual blogs  Write a blog for students in your courses or department; link to journal articles, news items, conferences, calls for papers  Have students create blogs for journaling
  13. 13. Blogs for Educators Will Richardson Classroom 2.0 Support Community Randy Rogers
  14. 14. Blogs Internet Explorer 7.0 Firefox Save a group of Tabs Organize and Search
  15. 15. Pownce Great tool for educator to model reflective thinking for students. A gateway for other social networking tools. Free PR for teachers. Pictures and profiles can help teachers get to know their students. My Pownce Profile: 
  16. 16. Pownce Great tool for educator to model reflective thinking for students. A gateway for other social networking tools. Free PR for teachers. Pictures and profiles can help teachers get to know their students. My Pownce Profile: 
  17. 17. Ustream.TVUstream -  Great tool for extending the classroom into the digital world.  Could be a tool for students who are absent or “sick.”  Embed code to be used in other websites  Potential to add a new dimension to class discussions.
  18. 18. Social MediaSlideShare Share PowerPoints and other slideshows on the web Embed in websites Post student work Post class notesYouTube Embed video in websites for student viewing Again, the man often has block and filters in place that prohibit the use of such sites.TeacherTube Embed video in websites for student viewing
  19. 19. Using Polls in classYes, I am saying cell phones might have a use as educational Encourage interaction and reflection on course materials outside the classroom. Embed in other websites.
  20. 20. MoodleCourse Management System Open Source Little tech support, but much potential. Integrate a variety of tools. Ease of basic use. E-Portfolio compatible
  21. 21. Google Google Docs and Spreadsheets Google educator Other Google Stuff