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Educational Networks Ellen Zimmerman EDLD 5362 Week 2 Assignment
What is it? education |ˌejəˈkā sh ən|noun – (educational)the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, esp. at a school or university : a new system of public education. network |ˈnetˌwərk|noun – (networking) interact with other people to exchange information and develop contacts, esp. to further one's career : the skills of networking, bargaining, and negotiation.
So Basically… Educational networking is receiving and giving instruction to others to exchange information for educational purposes. verses Social networking which is more intended for just relating to people and entertainment.
Possible Classroom Networks Elgg Powered, The Schools United – Free Online Networking For Schools – Worldwide Facebook, Teaching Students Critical Thinking – Facebook group of educators interested in sharing ideas for lessons and students achievement. Facebook, Don Quijote – Facebook group for the Spanish language.
The Schools United Very interesting site with members from all over the world. You can sign up to contact a school. “Protected” or “safe” environment for teacher cooperation.
Possible Uses for this Network The Schools United network offers options work with students in other countries. – Foreign language teachers can contact each other to collaborate on lessons. – Social studies students can share photos from across the world. – Math in everyday uses can be shared in different daily activity settings.
Possible Uses for this Network (cont.) – Home Economics classes can share recipes, diet information and cost of living data. – Art classes can share local art and building structure.
Teaching Students Critical Thinking Facebook organization of educators who want to share lessons and links to improve students learning. Opportunities for discussion with others with the same interests.
Possible Uses for this Network Educators from all levels can share lesson ideas, discuss educational and general curriculum information and generate new ideas. Classroom teachers can join and share within a school on a open network of participants. There are also links for additional resources posted on the site.
Don Quijote Network for students and teachers to share the Spanish language and resources. Educators can communicate with others in a wide range of locations. Students can get helpful resources and share communication with students in other parts of the world. Facebook also allows audio and video to practice communication in another language.
Summary Sites like these offer many tools I can use to help teachers develop creative, educational lessons. Interesting resources like these will help to give hesitant educators the desire to venture into technology.
Bonus I enjoyed this lesson so much I posted about it on “Ellen’s Corner” at http://sos.tcea.org/index.php?option=com_co ntent&view=category&layout=blog&id=115&I temid=312 http://sos.tcea.org/index.php?option=com_co ntent&view=category&layout=blog&id=115&I temid=312
References http://www.educationalnetworking.com/ Ince, D. "Corporation for Research and Educational Networking." A Dictionary of the Internet. 2001. Retrieved January 24, 2010 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O12- CrprtnfrRsrchnddctnlNtwrk.htmlhttp://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O12- CrprtnfrRsrchnddctnlNtwrk.html ”education, n." Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series. 1997. OED Online. Oxford University Press. 23 Jan. 2010.. ”network, n." Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series. 1997. OED Online. Oxford University Press. 23 Jan. 2010.. Hargedorn, S. (2009). Classroom Web 2.0. http://www.classroom20.com/http://www.classroom20.com/