Presentation on theme: "Dr. Nancy Frey Dr. Thomas DeVere Wolsey Weaving Patterns of Change CRA Spring Literacy Gathering Riverside, CA May 15, 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Dr. Nancy Frey Dr. Thomas DeVere Wolsey Weaving Patterns of Change CRA Spring Literacy Gathering Riverside, CA May 15, 2010
What is a social network? Coined by Australian professor J.A. Barnes while studying a Norwegian fishing village in the 1950s, the term social networking was traditionally defined as an association of 100 to 150 people drawn together by family, work, or hobby.
Social Networking Today Groups of likeminded individuals who form groups to share information, opinions, and debate issues Facebook, with its 400 million users, is the largest social network today.
Respond to natural and manmade disasters around the world.
Wikis An easily created website that allows for mutual production and editing ww4w ww4w
Discussion forums Ning, Nicenet, Voicethread Bookipedia at HSHMC
Blogs Public-facing media A Really Different Place hosts blogs for younger students Teacher Internet safety
Course Management Systems Moodle, C-Net, eCollege Student Information Systems PowerSchool
Using forbidden technology Courtesy policies versus banning policies Responsible digital citizenship Using cell phones as instructional tools As clickers (will set up a demo of this). Mouse Mischief As communication outside the classroom
Issues of Access District filters make teacher and student access difficult
TeacherTube, Classroom2.0. Ning for Education Classroom Earth The English Companion Meetmeatthecorner.org
Facebook Fan Pages IRA, CRA, etc. IRACRA ASCD EDge Podcast share sites Podbean Podcastmachine
Explain what’s going on – “Now I’m going to ask for your opinion. We’re going to use your phones to do some audience voting just like on American Idol. So please take out your cell phones, but remember to leave them on silent.” – “The way you will be able to participate is by sending a text message. If you don’t know how to do that, just ask your kids! Or have your neighbor help you figure it out.” Address their concerns – “This is a just standard rate text message, so it may be free for you, or up to twenty cents on some carriers if you do not have a text messaging plan.” – “The service we are using is serious about privacy. I cannot see your phone numbers, and you’ll never receive follow-up text messages outside this presentation. There’s only one thing worse than email spam – and that’s text message spam because you have to pay to receive it!”
1.Standard texting rates only (worst cast US$0.20) 2.We have no access to your phone number 3.Capitalization doesn’t matter, but spaces and spelling do TIPS EXAMPLE
Text Text to 22333 20776 spell words more effectively 20784 participate in classroom discussions 20802 run up cell phone bills