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Social Networking (and Blogging) in Education
Transcript of Social Networking (and Blogging) in Education
"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
make life easier
extend school day
How can I use social networks with students?
"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
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.
Project RED’s "The Technology Factor" (2010)
first large-scale national study to identify and prioritize the factors that make
that have the
How can I use social networks as a professional?
Collaboration within School/District
Outside Educational Experts
Build Your Network
collaborative lesson planning
How can I use social networks with parents?
students already there
experts are there
funded by Lightspeed
embedded blogging feature
no private communication
Open to World
Where do I start?
hard to navigate
Twitter Education Chats:
who do they follow?
writing in science