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Heather Sullivan

Steve Hargadon: New Ning Plans: The Good, The Bad, and the Unknown - 10 views

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  • API access to networks will be a plus to organizations really wanting to research the value and use of educational social networking.  Several graduate students have looked closely at my Classroom 2.0 network and this kind of access will make deeper scholarship possible.
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  • Single sign-on / alternative authentication has been a highly desired feature from Ning in the past, and will potentially allow institutions and organizations with existing membership bases to incorporate access to Ning into their existing services.  It seems like there will be a couple of other somewhat intriguing options here as well, including logging in using Facebook or Twitter authentication.  What's not entirely clear in the material--or, according to John, to Ning yet--is if these features will be included as part of the Pro service or an extra fee.  
  • If you don't pay even the minimal amount, currently your network and all its content will disappear 30 days after the July shift.  While Ning will likely provide some capability to get a network back within some limited period of time, the idea that created content is not "grandfathered in" and retained even in some format feels bad.  I'm not sure how bad it actually is, but I'm hoping they reconsider this in some way and while not allowing those networks be functional, it would be nice to have the content statically available for posterity.  I'm also thinking about all the networks that will be created in the future--the idea that if for some reason you stop paying Ning all of the contributions "disappear forever" will be a mental and real roadblock to using the service.
  • The "major educational company" that has no name could be good or bad.  I'm assured it will be good, but I can imagine more than one large educational company whose providing Ning Mini networks for free would be looked upon with suspicion.  What's also not spelled out is what kind of control that company will have, their ability to market or message to the creators and members of the networks, and if there will be any advertising by that company on the networks.
Sheri Edwards

Creating a Social Networkon Ning - 0 views

    How to create a professional learning network on ning by a armstrong
    How to ning - create a professional learning network on ning
Emily Mann

Spruz Owners' Community Home - 9 views

    A replacement site for ning.  Similar features and price structure already spelled out with a free option.  Gives code to help migrate your content from the ning or at least post a redirection link on your ning.
Jennifer Dorman And Grouply Welcome Ning Refugees - 19 views

    With yesterday's news of Ning's move to eliminate free social networks on its platform, competitors are rushing to emphasize their free offerings for building a social network. Today, Grouply, a startup that's built around creating and managing online groups from Google and Yahoo Groups, is going to try to make it easy for Ning users to port their groups to Grouply's platform. And fellow competitor is also welcoming Ning refugees to its free social network platform as well.
Ginger Lewman

YouTube - I Need My Teachers To Learn - 0 views

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Jennifer Dorman

GROU.PS welcomes NING Networks - 12 views

    GROU.PS is not just a Ning replacement. It's the best do-it-yourself social network on the market. More white label, more sense of belonging, more flexibility and more control for the group administrator and best of all.... it's free. Extra features are at affordable prices. You won't miss any of the features you were enjoying on Ning.
Tim Childers

English Companion - 1 views

    A Ning site dedicated to K12 English teachers.
Fred Delventhal

Discovery Educator Network - NECC Ning - 0 views

    This group is for the Discovery Educator Network. I thought it would be easier to have a group here instead of going to the DEN Ning.
Jennifer Dorman

Social Networks in Education - 1 views

    Wiki page with comprehensive listing on social networks, bith on Ning and on other networks.
Clif Mims

Podstock Ning - 0 views

    This network is for educators who are interested in educational podcasting and the Podstock conference May 1st and 2nd in Wichita Kansas.
Tom McHale

Kids Create -- and Critique on -- Social Networks | Edutopia - 1 views

  • "With Web 2.0, there's a strong impetus to make connections," says University of Minnesota researcher Christine Greenhow, who studies how people learn and teach with social networking. "It's not just creating content. It's creating content to share."
  • And once they share their creations, kids can access one of the richest parts of this learning cycle: the exchange that follows. "While the ability to publish and to share is powerful in and of itself, most of the learning occurs in the connections and conversation that occur after we publish," argues education blogger Will Richardson (a member of The George Lucas Educational Foundation's National Advisory Council).
  • In this online exchange, students can learn from their peers and simultaneously practice important soft skills -- namely, how to accept feedback and to usefully critique others" work.
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  • "I learn how to take in constructive criticism," says thirteen-year-old Tiranne
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  • Using tools such as the social-network-creation site Ning, teachers can easily develop their own networks, Mosea says. "It is better to create your own," he argues. "If a teacher creates his or her own network, students will post as if their teacher is watching them, and they'll tend to be more safe. "You can build social networks around the curriculum," Mosea adds, "so you can use them as a teaching resource or another tool." An online social network is another tool -- but it's a tool with an advantage: It wasn't just imposed by teachers; the students have chosen it.
    "Self-Directed Learning When students are motivated to create work that they share online, it ignites an independent learning cycle driven by their ideas and energized by responses from peers."
    Self-Directed Learning "When students are motivated to create work that they share online, it ignites an independent learning cycle driven by their ideas and energized by responses from peers."
Dean Mantz

The iPod Touch Classroom - An online community for schools using iPod Touches in the cl... - 17 views

    Collaborate globally with other educators on using iPod Touch in the classroom.
David Hilton

High School History Student Network - 13 views

Most of us are aware of the power of social networking for teachers to improve their knowledge, gain ideas and make connections with other like-minded educators from around the world. I believe thi...

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