Social Networking Success: Integrating Technology and Making Connections

Social Networking---Education Networking---Education Working!

Section 2: 11:15-12:00 Room 398

Blog, Twitter, Skype: These are words that are becoming more and more common in classrooms as technology advances. This session will share the "how to" and "why" of social networking in the classroom. See how these and other on-line opportunities were used to enhance curriculum and enrich both the students and the teachers' learning. No experience needed!

Presenter: Karla Duff, Oelwein Middle School 6th Grade Teacher

Guest Presenter: Shannon Miller, Van Meter Community School Teacher Librarian & Technology Coordinator

Supported by Jill Kelly Oelwein TAG Coordinator and my PLN

FOLLOW ON TWITTER #ITAG10 throughout the conference... and after

Networking Opportunities-

  • WIKI: Not the Four-letter word it used to be

    • Wikispaces
  • TWITTER: Best professional development resource I've experienced!

  • SKYPE: Open the world to your classroom

    • Author visits, Class Shares, Resources and Collaboration
  • BLOG: Easy way to connect, learn, and share with others.

    • Class Blog: spottoread.blogspot.com Classroom blog that connects students, parents, teachers, and myself with others around the world.

    • Student Blog: Van Meter Merton Connect, The Student PLN Connect Students blogging to create change & have them connect to their passions

    • Professional Blog: mrspripp.blogspot.com/ Educators connecting and sharing with others

  • FACEBOOK: Mrs. Duff's Classroom communication made easy with blog connection

  • NINGS: Connect through Nings to a variety of groups

  • DIIGO: Social Bookmarking -share sites, save sites, find sites

  • Listserve: University of Iowa email connection for gifted education