Harnessing the Power of Social Networking in the Classroom

Thanks for visiting! If you’ve been to my presentation on social networking in the classroom, you’ll know that the above slides don’t contain all the information from my presentation. If there’s something you’ve forgotten, feel free to contact me.

I’ve used Ning for a variety of purposes from creating “Facebook” pages for literary characters, to literature circle support, to student blogs. Below are some links to resources you might find helpful. If there’s something you’d like me to add that you don’t see here, just fill out the comment box at the bottom of the page.

Presentation Links

My blog posts evaluating different social networking sites
How to get Pearson to sponsor your Ning

Writing in the 21st Century

Blog self evaluation

Reflective Blog Post Assignment

The Great Gatsby Role Play assignment with rubric

Information Letter (I hesitate to call this a “permission letter” because it has the connotation of doing something dangerous. If you send home a “letter of permission” rather than a “letter of information,” I suspect the reaction will be different.)

My email: danika.barker1@tvdsb.on.ca

How to set up a Ning