Presentation on theme: "Using Social Networks in Education Region One Technology Conference May 11, 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Using Social Networks in Education Region One Technology Conference May 11, 2010
Introductions Brief history of social networking Social networks in education Twitter Facebook
This is an overview of social networks. We will focus on accounts for the organization. Most benefit for those starting out with organizational accounts We welcome feedback from “power users.”
“A social network is a social structure made of individuals (or organizations) called "nodes," which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, kinship, common interest,…etc.” Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network. Downloaded May 5, 2010, 1:35 PMhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network “A social network service focuses on building and reflecting of social networks or social relations among people, e.g., who share interests and/or activities. A social network service essentially consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of additional services.” Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network_service, May 5, 2010, 1:48 PM.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network_service
Keep intended audience informed about upcoming events and latest news Social network features propagate more posts (spread the word) More instant than email Mobile support expands your audience (Is your school web page mobile ready?)
Things to consider (3 Ps) Study district POLICY Get PERMISSION to represent the district Determine PURPOSE
Customize your accounts Select a good “name” for your accounts beginning with a organizational email account Create account(s) Select a theme and/or image to brand your site ▪ Upload profile image Change your privacy settings
Create posting guidelines Type of information to post Who will post? Plan for different staff over time. Frequency of posts? Publicize Supply audience URL; i.e.: twitter.com/esc1library on web pages and newsletters Consider that all information will be public – post carefully
Twitter is a messaging platform located at twitter.com. -referred to as “Micro-blogging” Users “Tweet” messages 140 characters or less Other interested users “Follow” tweeters.
Username: Your Twitter identity Example: http://twitter.com/esc1libraryhttp://twitter.com/esc1library Tweet: a single Twitter status update (max. 140 characters) Follower: User who receives your tweets List: Collection of Twitter accounts that you follow as a whole Trend: a commonly tweeted keyword
Tweet: post a status update Follow: add Twitter user whose updates you will receive Retweet: post a tweet someone else posted for your followers to see Direct message: send a private tweet to a specific user
Hashtags are specially marked keywords inside of tweets that indicate the topic of the tweet – Similar to tags or subject headings Use # to indicate a hashtag, – #technology, #library or #science Example from twitter.com/britannica Bono is 50 years old today. http://bit.ly/d82zGN #rock #pop #birthdays #musichttp://bit.ly/d82zGN #rock#pop#birthdays#music
Use @ when a user is mentioned. Example: @esc1library posted the summer staff development schedule Save space by shortening URLs Two popular hortening tools ▪ http://bit.ly.com http://bit.ly.com ▪ http://tinyurl.com http://tinyurl.com
A social networking website ▪ Anyone over age 13 with a valid email address can join. Users can ▪ add friends ▪ send messages to friends ▪ Update personal profiles to notify friends about themselves ▪ Join networks by organization, workplace, school, college, etc. ▪ Upload pictures, videos, etc.
Maria Elena Ovalle (956) 984-6055 firstname.lastname@example.org