Social networking is very popular and sites about any subject or interest can be found. There have been sites created that incorporate social networking and education. These sites allow teachers to integrate social networking into their teaching and lessons. Something teachers need to consider before using social networking is the nine components of digital citizenship. These components were created to help protect students and create a learning environment for technology… Continue
Added by Rebecca J-L on July 25, 2013 at 7:25pm —
GoingOn Networks, in conjunction with Emory University, today announced that it is a hosting a free webinar for higher education professionals interested in understanding the role of social academic networks in helping modernize communications and to increase engagement across faculty, students and staff. The webinar, “Building an Engaged Campus,” will be held on February 9 at 11am PT (2pm EST) and led by Alan Cattier, Director of Academic… Continue
Added by Crystal T on January 31, 2012 at 4:02pm —
Togetherville.com is a kid-focused social platform built on three core tenets: education, entertainment and expression.
In addition to providing kids with a way to share their thoughts and concerns about their education, Togetherville has partnered with DonorsChoose.org to give kids a chance to show their school pride, join the discussion on education and give their school a chance to win… Continue
Added by Derek Baird on October 10, 2010 at 4:00pm —
This past week I finally had a chance to mess around with the curriculum sharing platform BetterLesson
, and I thought I’d share my thoughts. MORE...
Added by Shawn Roner on February 15, 2010 at 7:29pm —
An interesting thing happened on the way home from Educon 2.2 last Sunday night. Walking through the terminal and against my exhaustion, I reflexively checked my mail. Lazy eyes lifted open, I flicked my thumb scrolling… trolling for a demand of action. I’m hyper-connected. I pay for it. And yet, I’m a better teacher and leader because of it. This is the sort of thing that I am betting many folks in this…
Added by Sean Nash on February 5, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Over the past five years, the response of most school administrators to social networking sites– YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, etc.– is simply to restrict access on campus. In a recent piece in Slate, Nicholas Bramble argues it’s time to open access to these sites. MORE...
Added by Shawn Roner on February 4, 2010 at 10:22am —
In an attempt to compete with more open social networking platforms like Twitter, Facebook’s management made an important and very controversial decision in December to change the privacy settings for the popular social networking site. MORE...
Added by Shawn Roner on January 30, 2010 at 9:39am —
Reposted from Meg's Notebook
, a social networking site for educators, has just published the preliminary findings (never quite sure what that means) of a survey of K-12 Educators on social networking and online collaboration tools
. The online… Continue
Added by Meg H on October 6, 2009 at 8:04pm —
I meet many different people via my Internet work, and share many of their ideas on my blog
and the links at http://www.tutormentorconnection.org
Every six months I host a conference in Chicago intended to draw together people who focus on volunteer based tutoring and mentoring, online learning, workforce development and other strategies aimed to help kids… Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on October 4, 2009 at 9:38am —
Facebook just posted some useful tips for educators who use the popular social networking service to communicate with their students. They are pretty basic tips that are good reminders for any adults who work with kids as a teacher, scout master or youth pastor. And parents too.
Privacy is important, especially on social networking… Continue
Added by Derek Baird on September 29, 2009 at 1:30pm —
I’ve shared a bit in previous posts about implementing a Ning to enhance the Internship Program
at The International School of the Americas
. It’s been a challenging and rewarding adventure. And this past spring I wrote an article about that journey, which has just come out in… Continue
Added by Honor Moorman on June 26, 2009 at 11:00am —
We are delighted that one of the primary ways that the edWeb is being adopted is as a tool to integrate Web 2.0 tools into professional development programs.
Mercer County, NJ is using the edWeb to connect all of their districts for teacher professional development. They have created a community for the PD Directors in each district and are posting their PD courses at each location so all teachers can participate in PD on an expanded county-wide basis.
The edWeb provides a… Continue
Added by Lisa Schmucki on May 25, 2009 at 6:00am —
I am now teaching a high school Cisco networking class. Multimedia is hard to find. Sometimes I create it myself, but I would also like some professional and polished stuff for the students. I ordered a Cisco training CD and I hope that works well, but anybody know of some descent free stuff out there?
Added by Shawn Nutting on February 18, 2009 at 4:43pm —
Based on my reading of the NSBA report, research by Grunwald and Associates LLC shows that social networking rivals television based on time spent on both activities and 96% of students surveyed have used online services such as chatting, social networking, blogging, messaging, etc. Social networking tools are used weekly by 71% of students. Education is a major source of discussion in this medium, with 60% of students using the tools to discuss education, and 50% using it specifically for… Continue
Added by Scott on January 8, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Classroom 2.0 is one of my single best resources for networking with tech-savvy educators. So, I started thinking about those other tools where I interact with and learn from folks.
Connected through LinkedIN?
I must confess LinkedIN
was my first venture into online networking. While the community is made up of far more business minded folk than teachers, the education sector is ever-growing.
Added by Ellen on December 20, 2008 at 8:02pm —
Added by Jack Olmsted on June 2, 2008 at 7:37am —
Two years ago, I made it a requirement that all the students in my… Continue
Added by Jack Olmsted on June 2, 2008 at 7:24am —
I can't put the issue of technology and how we respond to it more simply than this. Teachers and schools are faced with a stark and simple choice - either we recognise and embrace how new technologies have utterly transformed how people access, share and create knowledge and help our students to use these technologies as effective learning tools, or we stick with the media and means of instruction that we are used to and comfortable with and consign ourselves to the dustbin of… Continue
Added by David Johncock on May 6, 2008 at 2:35am —
I attended an eChicago conference last Friday where one of the presentations showed how youth in Skokie, Illinois are learning to use technology to become voices and news broadcasters for their community. Is this a school based activity? No. It's a library based activity.
This is an example of how teens in middle school and high school can learn to use art, video, computers, essays, blogs, theater and public speaking to get the attention of adults and other students, and to focus… Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on April 8, 2008 at 2:39pm —
I used to have apple trees in my yard. One year, the buds for the apple blossoms came out a little too early due to an unusually warm late winter. They were looking good, but they were taking a big risk. Sure enough, a frost came along and killed them off. That summer there were no apples at all on my trees. It was all about timing.
My explorations of the resources, people, and discussions here at Classroom 2.0 have been exhilarating. I have jumped into a couple of discussions about… Continue
Added by James E. Schwartz on March 3, 2008 at 6:32am —