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Social Networking (and Blogging) in Education

Research shows that social networking are extremely effective teaching tools. But how can teachers implement it?
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Katy Scott

on 7 August 2014

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Transcript of Social Networking (and Blogging) in Education

Why social
networking?
obstacles
http://thecustomizewindows.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/social-network.jpg
safety
privacy
bullying
time
"Safety policies remain important, as does teaching students about online safety and responsible online expression — but students may learn these lessons better while they’re actually using social networking tools."
"Teens... also learn a valuable life skill, as these social networking technologies are tools for communication that are widely used in colleges and in the workplace."
- National School Boards Association
- Young Adult Library Services Association
73% teens use them
FUN
make life easier
extend school day
build community
your
How can I use social networks with students?
discussion
school-wide
district-wide
http://students.saugususd.org/
access
"Many young people are already active digital consumers, but school is often the place where they learn to be critical, reflective and powerful digital citizens. But to do that, students and teachers need to be able to read, write, search, and collaborate with broad access to a wide range of web 2.0 tools."
Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, of the National Writing Project
Social Networking
for Educators

Common Core ELA
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.
Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats.
Use technology, including the Internet, to interact and collaborate with others.
What is social networking?
The use of a dedicated web site to communicate informally with other members of the site, by posting messages, photographs, etc.
Professional
Research
Project RED’s "The Technology Factor" (2010)
first large-scale national study to identify and prioritize the factors that make
technology implementation
997 schools
49 states
technology
implementation
successful
largest impact
student achievement
on
identified
9
that have the
practices
How can I use social networks as a professional?
Collaboration within School/District
Outside Educational Experts
Build Your Network
share resources
collaborative lesson planning
"follow"
How can I use social networks with parents?
students already there
experts are there
private messages
funded by Lightspeed
grant-funded
embedded blogging feature
Closed Network
teacher controlled
no private communication
Open to World
Where do I start?
Kinder-8th
9th-12th
hard to navigate
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Katy Scott
@katyscott22
#MbAqEd
multi-media homework
Twitter Education Chats:
who do they follow?
http://bit.ly/officialchatlist
http://www.nsta.org/conferences/evaluations/
Student Blogs
final copies
reflections
writing in science
conclusions
predictions
publish writing,
multi-media
role playing
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/pages/President-Thomas-Jefferson/14652514811?v=info
http://coolmaterial.com/roundup/if-historical-events-had-facebook-statuses/
https://twitter.com/JQAdams_MHS
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