Monday, September 21, 2009

social networking

Social hear a ton about it, but what does it actually mean in our world? I had no idea what it was or what web 2.0 was or any other web-type thing was until I started my master's program. The problem is, the more I learn, the more overwhelmed I become!

I have to write a paper on some type of technology and the classroom/media center (formerly known as a library!). I chose social networking because I have been hearing so much about it. My most basic question is: What is it? It's amazing all that it entails.........blogs, wikis, facebook, twitter,, and the list goes on and on. I then discovered that we should have a "personal learning network". What???? Here's mine..........I don't appear to be learning much! Then, there's the whole possibility of using texting as a teaching tool. Whew........who knew?

So,I sent out the call to my facebook friends who are currently teachers or media specialists (formerly known as librarians) to answer some basic questions about this social networking and how we should use it in the school, if at all.

Tell me, what do you think???????

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