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  1. 1. Social Networking in Schools Parkernwsd.wikispaces.com
  2. 5. From: http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2005/10/the_best_thing_.html 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.
  3. 6. Why social networking? <ul><li>SAMPLE SURVEYS: </li></ul><ul><li>38% of students regularly read blogs and 19% published a blog (Kirby & Kallio, 2007, p. 17). </li></ul><ul><li>A National School Board Association survey found: </li></ul><ul><li>60% discuss education-related topics online. </li></ul><ul><li>41% contribute to postings. </li></ul><ul><li>30% download videos. </li></ul><ul><li>12% update online profiles daily, 24% post photos daily </li></ul><ul><li>(as cited in Karlin, 2007, p. 9). </li></ul>
  4. 7. The Man is Putting Down Social Networking <ul><li>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). </li></ul><ul><li>Out of approx. 1,200 students surveyed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7% had been approached for personal information or bullied online. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only 2% had strangers they met online attempt to meet them. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Legal Gray Area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very large, very nebulous </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Amendment Rights </li></ul></ul>
  5. 8. Additional Support and Cause for Action <ul><li>Giving students control pays off. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Correlation between engagement and the perception of control </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And the walls came tumblin’ down… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students usage peaks at 5 p.m. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Another spike at midnight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Contreras-Castillo, Perez-Fragoso, and Favela, 2007, p. 213). </li></ul></ul>
  6. 9. Collaborative Tools Web 2.0
  7. 10. <ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ease of use and setup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Little learning curve </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Editing through your web browser </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No need to download or buy expensive software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communication and collaboration based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generating user based content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Epidemic Usage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Almost all students have a myspace or facebook profile </li></ul></ul>Social Networking Tools
  8. 11. Wikis <ul><li>A type of web site </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors can easily add, remove, or edit the content </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to track changes </li></ul><ul><li>Permission levels can be set </li></ul><ul><li>An effective tool for collaborative authoring </li></ul><ul><li>15 minute setup </li></ul>Wiki Many people may contribute to and edit a single document using only a web browser. http://parkernwsd.wikispaces.com/
  9. 12. <ul><li>Engage your students </li></ul><ul><li>Use wikispace.com for creating websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for service learning projects in the community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use PBwiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative essays and reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Space for free writing or reader-response journaling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share resources – web sites, annotated bibliographies, models for assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a compendium of terms and concepts for the course to use as a study guide </li></ul></ul>Wikis in Online Learning
  10. 13. RSS <ul><li>R eally S imple S yndication </li></ul><ul><li>Push content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio files (podcasting) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Receive content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe to a feed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many browsers and other open source programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practical to implement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts to blogs and more </li></ul></ul>
  11. 14. Blogs <ul><li>Short for weblog, blogs are online journals that display the most recent content first. </li></ul><ul><li>Can combine text, images, and links to audio and video files (podcasting). </li></ul><ul><li>Readers may often leave comments and interact with the writer. </li></ul><ul><li>Makes students into publishers and writers. </li></ul>
  12. 15. Blogs in Online Learning <ul><li>Group blogs allow engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Individual blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write a blog for students in your courses or department; link to journal articles, news items, conferences, calls for papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have students create blogs for journaling </li></ul></ul>
  13. 16. Blogs for Educators <ul><li>Will Richardson </li></ul><ul><li>http://weblogg-ed.com/about/ </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom 2.0 Support Community http: //blogsearch . google .com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Randy Rogers </li></ul><ul><li>http://randyrogers.edublogs.com </li></ul>
  14. 17. Blogs <ul><li>Internet Explorer 7.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox </li></ul>Save a group of Tabs Organize and Search
  15. 18. Pownce <ul><li>Great tool for educator to model reflective thinking for students. </li></ul><ul><li>A gateway for other social networking tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Free PR for teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures and profiles can help teachers get to know their students. </li></ul><ul><li>My Pownce Profile: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://pownce.com/rparker360/ </li></ul></ul>
  16. 19. Pownce <ul><li>Great tool for educator to model reflective thinking for students. </li></ul><ul><li>A gateway for other social networking tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Free PR for teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures and profiles can help teachers get to know their students. </li></ul><ul><li>My Pownce Profile: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://pownce.com/rparker360/ </li></ul></ul>
  17. 20. Ustream.TV <ul><li>Ustream - http://www.ustream.tv </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Great tool for extending the classroom into the digital world. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Could be a tool for students who are absent or “sick.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embed code to be used in other websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential to add a new dimension to class discussions. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 21. Social Media <ul><li>SlideShare http://www.slideshare.com </li></ul><ul><li>Share PowerPoints and other slideshows on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Embed in websites </li></ul><ul><li>Post student work </li></ul><ul><li>Post class notes </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube http://www.youtube.com </li></ul><ul><li>Embed video in websites for student viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Again, the man often has block and filters in place that prohibit the use of such sites. </li></ul><ul><li>TeacherTube http://www.teachertube.com </li></ul><ul><li>Embed video in websites for student viewing </li></ul>
  19. 22. Using Polls in class <ul><li>Yes, I am saying cell phones might have a use as educational tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Polleverywhere.com </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage interaction and reflection on course materials outside the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Embed in other websites. </li></ul>
  20. 23. Moodle <ul><li>Course Management System </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Little tech support, but much potential. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate a variety of tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of basic use. </li></ul><ul><li>E-Portfolio compatible </li></ul>
  21. 24. Google <ul><li>Google Docs and Spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/google-d-s/tour1.html </li></ul><ul><li>Google educator </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/educators/tools.html </li></ul><ul><li>Other Google Stuff </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/reader </li></ul>
  22. 25. References <ul><ul><li>Carter, H., Foulger, T., & Ewbank, A. (2008, May). Have you googled your teacher lately?. Phi Delta Kappan , 89 (9), 681-685. Retrieved June 27, 2008, from MasterFILE Premier database. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contreras-Castillo, J., Perez-Fragoso, C., & Favela, J. (2006, December 1). Assessing the use of instant messaging in online learning environments. Interactive Learning Environments , 14 (3), 205. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. EJ753500) Retrieved June 27, 2008, from ERIC database. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Driscoll, K. (2007, May). Collaboration in today's classrooms: New Web Tools Change the Game. MultiMedia & Internet@Schools , 14 (3), 9-12. Retrieved June 27, 2008, from MasterFILE Premier database. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gale, K., Wheeler, S., & Kelly, P. (2007, Winter). Learning in cyberspace: An examination of the changes in professional identity and practice style in an online environment. Quarterly Review of Distance Education , 8 (4), 297-307. Retrieved June 27, 2008, from Professional Development Collection database. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Karlin, S. (2007, December). Examining how youths interact online. Education Digest , 73 (4), 6-9. Retrieved June 27, 2008, from MasterFILE Premier database. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kirby, E., & Kaillio, B. (2007, January). Student blogs mark a new frontier for school discipline. Education Digest , 72 (5), 16-23. Retrieved June 27, 2008, from MasterFILE Premier database. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lim, C. (2004, July). Engaging learners in online learning environments. TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning , 48 (4), 16-23. Retrieved June 27, 2008, from Professional Development Collection database. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking for education. (2007, September). T H E Journal , Retrieved June 27, 2008, from MasterFILE Premier database. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Richardson, W. (2007, November). Social tools in schools taking root. (cover story). District Administration , 43 (11), 68-68. Retrieved June 27, 2008, from MasterFILE Premier database. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thompson, J. (2008, June). Don't be afraid to explore web 2.0. Phi Delta Kappan , 89 (10), 711-778. Retrieved June 27, 2008, from MasterFILE Premier database. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yan, J. (2008, Spring). Social technology as a New Medium in the Classroom. New England Journal of Higher Education , 22 (5), 27-29. Retrieved June 27, 2008, from Professional Development Collection database. </li></ul></ul>

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