Social Media Explorations

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This powerpoint is an exploration through different way to begin your social networking experience. It explores Ning, Twitter, Glogster, and Social Bookmarking.

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Social Media Explorations

  1. 1. Social Media Presentation Stephanie Sherman
  2. 2. PLN Personal Learning Networks <ul><li>PLN’s are a way to communicate with others around the world who share the same interests </li></ul><ul><li>They allow one to post and share their great ideas </li></ul><ul><li>3 steps to creating a PLN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect, Collaboration, Creation </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Some types of PLN’s <ul><li>Ning </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Myspace </li></ul><ul><li>Glogster, Wix, Aminoto, Stixty </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ning <ul><li>Ning is an online platform for people to create and join social networks </li></ul><ul><li>A ning community is like a small, private Facebook that you can create </li></ul><ul><li>The unique feature of Ning is that anyone can create their own social network for a particular topic or need </li></ul>
  5. 5. My Ning <ul><ul><li>http://valleyeducators.ning.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Twitter <ul><li>Twitter is a microblog </li></ul><ul><li>A microblog is much smaller than a traditional blog </li></ul><ul><li>A microblog entry could consist of nothing but a short sentence fragment </li></ul><ul><li>Microbloggers post about topics ranging from the simple, to the thematic </li></ul>
  7. 7. My Twitter <ul><li>Tweet, Tweet, Tweet </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/ValleyEducator </li></ul>
  8. 8. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>You can save and access your bookmarks from any computer </li></ul><ul><li>Share you bookmarks and access other people’s bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Search to find other people who are interested in the same topic and check out their research </li></ul>
  9. 9. My Delicious Site <ul><li>http://delicious.com/ssherman2828 </li></ul><ul><li>Visit to enjoy some TASTY </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks!! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Glogster <ul><li>Glogster is a social network that allows users to create free interactive posters, or glogs </li></ul><ul><li>The user inserts text, images, photos, audio, videos, special effects and other elements into their glogs to generate a multimedia online creation </li></ul>
  11. 11. My Glogging <ul><li>http://ssherman.edu.glogster.com/grand-canyon-arizona/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. My Experience <ul><li>Social networking was a new experience for me. Through trial and error I worked my way though the assignments realizing the benefits of each one. </li></ul><ul><li>I especially enjoyed creating my Glogster. I know my students would love to be able to present projects using this format. </li></ul><ul><li>To many more explorations with </li></ul><ul><li>social networking!!!! </li></ul>

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