"Needless to say, parents of teens nowadays must do everything they can to stay in-the-know. Since your teens have grown up in an online world, they may very well be more online savvy than you, but this shouldn’t be an excuse to give up. As parents, we must challenge ourselves to become familiar with the complexities of the teen online universe and stay educated on the various devices your teens are using to go online."
"Humans are social creatures. From scribbling pictures on cave walls to making funny comments on people's Facebook posts, we love to share with other people."
"Marisa Constantinides is one of project partners of aPLaNet and she gave a concurrent keynote entitled “Autonomous Professional Development Begins at Home”. In this session, Marisa outlined ample opportunities that could be found on the internet for professional development of teachers and discussed various ways of getting involved in networks of community of practice."
Psychology of Social Networking
Yammer, the enterprise social network and one of Microsoft’s most recent acquisitions, allows you to collaborate, communicate and share your thoughts within your network, be it a school or business.
As the school year ends, many educators are sharing the great ways they plan to use Edmodo over the summer. If you’re looking to stay connected with colleagues and engage students over the summer, here are eight ideas to help you get started, as shared by members of the Edmodo community:
As the school year winds down, many teachers are looking forward to building their skill sets and developing new professional capabilities over the summer
With the school year soon coming to a close, many schools and districts are planning summer professional development and technology training sessions. That is why, over the coming weeks, we will be offering a series of webinars that will give administrators the tools they need to hold inservices on Edmodo.
Nowadays, one can no longer imagine how to catch up with friends and contacts without social networking. Social networking helped us become closer to our friends, even when they are a thousand miles away. Through the World Wide Web, we are able to connect with people from around the world, making it easy to keep in touch with friends and family. Social networking now is a billion dollar industry, but we can barely remember when it didn’t exist.
Mahara is an open source e-portfolio system with a flexible display framework. Mahara, meaning 'think' or 'thought' in Te Reo Māori, is user centred environment with a permissions framework that enables different views of an e-portfolio to be easily managed. Mahara also features a weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities.
Social Networking for Information Professionals
“Social networking and participatory library services”
Manage your network of professional contacts
Identify useful contacts through your extended network
Share information and knowledge
Good infographic here comparing the Top 10 social networking sites. It says they account for closing on 1.5 billion users between them, but more than a third of that, of course, belongs to one company. As well as the big names of Facebook and Twitter it looks at some of the smaller ones that still have millions of members each. The surprise is maybe that MySpace still boasts 100 million members.
Bite to Meet connects professionals over a meal, allowing them to expand their professional network while enjoying great food.
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Twitter has progressed so much in past few years and now it has been used almost by everybody – let it be freelancer designer, programmer, social media company, printing company, everybody evaluates Twitter power and actually try to make their brand more powerful with it.
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