Social Networks as Learning Networks

Presented for the Association of Independent Maryland Schools
Garrison Forest School, October 8-9, 2009

Garrison Forest Faculty Preview: Our PLN Journies
(Oct. 8, 2009)

Larry Kahn:
Social Networking: The Impact on Teachers

Susan Davis
Social Networking: Impact on Students

Classroom Applications

General Instructions for Getting Started:
1. Set up your account. Log in.
2. Edit your profile... (Add a picture.)
3..Build your network...
Look for friends, colleagues, former students, etc.
Make connections with others in this workshop.
Susan (susanlucilledavis or Susan Lucille Davis on most)
Larry (Larry Kahn or larry.kahn on most)
Your neighbor
4. Join groups, become fans...
5. Share links, photos, videos, music...
6. Add applications...
7. Add content... (status updates, blogs, forums...)
8. Comment on others' content...


Choose privacy settings.
Resource: Teachers Guide to Using Facebook

Classroom 2.0(Ning):

Set up Ning Account
Join Classroom 2.0
Introduce yourself to the community


Choose privacy settings.
Are former students your classmates or your colleagues?


danah boyd: Living and Learning with Social Media
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Weblogg-ed (Will Richardson): Konrad Glogowski 's Blogging Session at NECC
Clive Thompson article on Andrea Lunsford's Stanford Study
Edweb survey of educators and social networking
Forrester research on social networking
NSBA report on social networking
MacArthur Foundation: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project


Weblogg-ed (Will Richardson): The Obama Speech
PBS Teachers: Facing Up to Facebook
Classroom 2.0: Roadblocks to Social Networks in Classrooms
Why Hasn't Social Networking Taken Off in Education?
NEA: Online Social Networking for Educators
NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies
Social Networking article in Wikipedia
facebook statistics
world population
Howard Gardiner on learning in the digital era
Clay Shirky
Dan Pink on Education
Sir Ken Robinson
NPR - Wikipedia: A Victim of Its Own Success?


Are Kids Different Because of Digital Media?
Common Craft Social Networking
Wesch; A Vision of Students Today
Wesch: Portal to Media Literacy
Viral Education 2.0
101 Educational Use of Facebook (scroll down for video)
Web Site Story
Social Networking (A Musical Introduction)
Digital Nation: Your Stories


Teachers' Guide to Using Facebook
NYTIMES: 5 Easy Steps to Stay Safe (and Private! on Facebook
The Web 2.0 Resume
AP Central (College Board): Critical Interpretation of Images in the AP History Classroom
NIng: How to Remove Ad Removal from an Educational Network


The Facebook Classroom: 25 Facebook Apps that Are Perfect for Online Education
Nexus Friend Grapher
The Landmark Project: Class Blogmeister
Glogster Education
flickr Groups
Independent Schools Educators Ning


NCTE on Facebook
NSTA on Facebook

Many thanks to Renee Hawkins of Garrison Forest Schoolfor her help in preparing this workshop.