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?
Course Objectives
  • 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.

Communications.
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.
The Journal, Technology in Schools: What the Research Says,

Links for the Online Class


Did You Know?


Social Media Revolution 2


What is social media?
What is social networking?


  • We Could Ask Ourselves . . .
  • What do we already know?
  • 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?

Facebook
Is There an Emily Post for Social Networks?
Is Social Networking Just About the Bandwagon?
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Will Richardson Talks about MySpace8 Real Ways Facebook Enriched Ms. Schoening’s First Grade ClassThe Ultimate Guide to Using Facebook in Education

K-12 FRIENDLY SOCIAL NETWORKS
Edmodo - Secure social learning network/classroom (Click me NOW!)Social Learning with Social Networking Tools Designed just for Education
15 Things Teachers & Students Can Do With EdmodoSeven Free Social Media Sites for EducatorsDiipo.com - Education Social Network
Twitter


Twiducate
http://www.twiducate.com/
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Nings
Join The Eighth Floor Ning
Other Cool Sites

Visit The Eighth Floor

CoolPeopleCare.com
The English Companion Ning
We the People ning
Classroom 2.0
We Are Teachers
iTeach Ning Site

What Else is There
Social Resume
Social What
Social Around What
Ideas, conversations
videos
projects
blog posts
Community Contributions
Podcasts/Student.Podcasts
Cover Letters
Website
Photographs
Audio files (YouTube)
Video interview(Self/Reference)
Linked-In
FaceBook
Student Portfolios
SocialMedia
SocialNetworking
SocialBookmarking
MobileSocialNetworks
Family
Music
Travel
Reading
Talent
Geneology
Environment
Gaming
Social Justice
Professional.Development
Learning Networks

Twiducate (blog post:
http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/2012/04/twiducate-free-social-networking-for.html)
MySpace
Linked-In
Skype also . . . Using Skype as a Social Networking Tool
or . . . 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom
Delicious
Flickr
The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks
Webkinz
Club Penquin
LearnShareAct
Nature Network
Second LIfe
Active World
Active World Teens
Whyville
Rivercity Project
MySciLife
FourSquare
Library Thing
List of Social Networking Sites on Wikipedia
Wikis - Delicous4Teacher wiki or Educational Networking - List of Networks
Blogs - Science Blogs in Middle and High School


Articles and Blogs
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
http://delicious.com/lamorris/socialnetworking
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



Other Videos about Social Networking Tools
Linked-In
Online Photo Sharing
Flickr
**Big Bang Theory** on Facebook
How to Create a Facebook Profile for Instructors
What is Facebook?
How to set up a ning site