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Leveraging social networks for educational purposes
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Kiekel, J. (2012). Leveraging social networks for educational purposes. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (p. 2906). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Social networking is shaping our lives on a daily basis. We blog, Twitter, Facebook, post photographs to Flikr or Picasa, and use GoogleDocs with colleagues to collaborate on projects. We rely on technology for our day-to-day activities. However, when we enter a school building, we shut down those activities until the school day is complete. The reasons vary, but the primary reason is teachers do not know how to tap into the power of social networking for educational purposes. A new culture of learning is developing. Information networks allow for the sharing of vast amounts of data on any subject or content. These networks are social in nature in that there are rules and norms for participation. The networks provide for unlimited access to resources that are not available in the classroom allowing users to learn about anything their heart desires. If we really want to reform our education system, how do we leverage what the students are already doing and make it work in school?
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