Agenda What is all this stuff? Why its important? Trends Resources K-12 Education
What is all this stuff? Ning – place to gather and talk (like a sandbox), costs $ Ning Wiki – interactive bulletin board – all members can create; quick edits; list of web pages Wiki Moodle – Course Management System; open source version of Angel or Blackboard Moodle Twitter – share and discover what is happening right now; instantly updated; microblogging service Twitter Tweet - is a post or status update on Twitter Twitterfeeds - Offers to tweet the last posts published in a blog Twitterfeeds Plurk – another microblogging site Plurk LinkedIn - strengthens and extends your existing network - great tool for business professionals LinkedIn Delicious - Keep, share, and discover the best of the Web using Delicious, the world's leading social bookmarking service. Delicious
More… Digg - a place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web Digg FaceBook - social utility that connects people with friends and others FaceBook Friendster.com - a leading global social network Friendster.com Myspace - is one of the world's largest social networks Myspace hi5 – Social Networking with social entertainment – playing games hi5 Second Life - is a free 3D virtual world where users can socialize, connect and create using free voice and text chat. Second Life
What kids are saying & doing? Email is passee They forward all email to twitter Or they text They are moving away from facebook – because we are all on it! Digg is big!
Concerns Digital Footprints What we post? What others post about us? Privacy Facebook CEO has said publicly that people don’t care about privacy Companies will sell and / share your information Its like leaving your diary on a park bench for all to read!
K-12 Education… Edmodo - is a private micro-blogging platform built for use by teachers and students for use in the classroom. Edmodo Caution - many sites have age restrictions, some require student email