I started using Ning last year with my 8th grades..we personalised our homepages, added a few apps, watched a video and posted replies to issue based questions. These were followed by blog posts to sum up ideas, once they had read through and responded to the posts of others.
I want the ning lessons (I only get 2-3 as I am teaching it within ict lessons) to be powerful and exciting...I want kids to see that facebook is not the only social network out there and that they can use Nings for meeting up socially and learning together.
I don't want this to compete with Facebook etc..I want it to be a tool they understand and see a use for due to their experiences with other social networks.
Does anyone out there have any fabulous experiences with using Nings in their classes?