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Social Networking Tools for Educators
The question isn't whether you are engaged in social networking.
The question is are you taking full advantage of what you are already doing?
Social media and social networking as a practice are hardly new. We've been networking face-to-face since we could talk - maybe even before. Online tools do give us a different way of making that happen. Did you know that Classmates.com was one of the first social networking tools? Did you know that almost all students with access to the internet build social networks? Did you know that over half of teens discuss education related topics when they are online or texting?
Discuss "What is Social Networking?"
Survey a handful of popular tools
Discover application in educational settings
Discuss creating networks that have value - learning, professional, classroom, personal.
Educators are finding that reflective dialog augments learning. Social networking accelerates learning and is facilitated by technology. Students are highly
motivated to communicate via technology be it text messaging, email, instant messaging, talking, or videoconferencing. Social networking via technology can connect
students to a broad range of interactivity that sharpens and extends thinking and piques intellectual curiosity. Research on computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) is
only now emerging.
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What is social networking?
We Could Ask Ourselves . . .
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Is it possible to use social media in your classroom?
How do we redefine "social"?
Is this a 21st Century Skill?
Why do we fear social networking and social media?
How can educators use social networks without invading a student's social space?
How is social media reconfiguring our social culture?
How can social networks save time?
Is There an Emily Post for Social Networks?
Is Social Networking Just About the Bandwagon?
Education Week Teacher
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8 Real Ways Facebook Enriched Ms. Schoening’s First Grade Class
The Ultimate Guide to Using Facebook in Education
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Social Learning with Social Networking Tools Designed just for Education
15 Things Teachers & Students Can Do With Edmodo
Seven Free Social Media Sites for Educators
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Education Week Teacher: a leading source for K-12 teacher leaders covering instruction, school environment, classroom technology, curriculum, and more.
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7 Best Practices for Educators Using Facebook
Innovative educators say, Yes we can! to friending students on Facebook
A Case for Social Media in Schools
Top 10 Social Networks for Generation Y
Social Networking Sites and Your Child
Social Networking in Schools - Incentives to Participate
Why Social Media Matters in Education
30 Top Objections to Social Media
100 ways to use Social Networking in your classroom
You’ve Got to Have (150) Friends
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