Social Networks in low-income communities as a vehicle for skill development that creates transferable proficiency for the classroom…

Developing curricula that reflects the usage of social networks for building exposure, image and contribute to performance will set the stage for life-long learning. Additionally, for those that have had no contact with computers, developing content and effective on-line navigation will be the result on working with social networks as a vehicle for skills development. I’m thinking the basic curriculum would be as follows: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, MS FrontPage, Introduction to PHP and Perl, establishing a Google account and working with Google Application and establishing a Facebook and MySpace page that contribute to transitioning into better understanding RSS feeds, blogs, Podcasting, and YouTube as an integrated approach to creativity, individuality and on-going learning…

This dialog is open for discussion…

Let’s build on this concept from a practical approach…

Danny L. Shields, MS
(312) 576 4535

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Comment by Gloria Brogdon on June 23, 2008 at 4:22pm
Danny I agree with you. I would also look at the basic Apple applications as tools. Apple has been part of education for many years. I use them in my classes. I have used them in the past with inner city kids, and found them to be very simple and effective tools.

I would also add digital video to your list. From my experience, placing a digital camera in the hands of a inner city kid, along with a few web2.0 applications, creates limitless possibilities.
Comment by Danny Shields on June 24, 2008 at 7:24am
What Apple applications would you suggest? Are there special digital video camera that I need to create a project involving inner city area are adults from the projects and ex-offenders looking at technology as a way of starting the learning process.

How does web 2.0 fit into the picture and what applications would you recommend regarding the software?


Danny Shields


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