All you need to know about social media!

Web 2.0 Tools in Education Series
Social Networking Tools: A Quick Guide

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a resource that explained, in detail, everything you needed to know about social networking: what tools were available, how to sign up, getting started, etc.?  

I meet a lot of teachers at conferences, and many of them ask how I manage to build my network.  I usually ask what network they tend to spend the most time using.  This is typically the network they are most comfortable using and that has the largest reach.  Most often teachers reply with Facebook as their answer.  For me, I am most comfortable with Twitter.  Therefore, I then ask if they have a Twitter account.  I'm always surprised by the number of people who still do not have a Twitter account.  Then, I reflect back a year and recall when I rarely used my account.  I didn't understand the language of the tool; thus, I didn't use it often.  I approached\Pinterest with the same attitude when it first launched.  Though I registered for an account, I refrained from using the tool.  I simply wasn't comfortable using the platform.  Even more so, I didn't see the benefit.  After all, I was already using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc.  Thankfully, with the support of friends Skyping with me and giving me tutorials, I dove in... now, Pinterest is one of my top referring sites for this blog.  Additionally, I can't begin to explain how many ideas I've collected for anchor chart examples, technology tools, classroom design ideas, etc.

Social Networking Tools
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Luckily, Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi (a brilliant mind) has been developing an educational series of web 2.0 tools.  Now, we can all get more comfortable with the language of the social networking tools we may have been avoiding.  One of his most recent collections in his series is: Social Networking Tools.  This e-book is available for free through Scribd.  You can view it online, download it, and even print a copy to organize in a binder.  The resource is organized into ten chapters.  

{click here to get this amazing, free resource}


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