Social Networking-Learning to Learn in the Classroom

Welcome to my presentation written for the 'Expanding Learning Horizons (ELH) conference Lorne, Victoria -

TTLI Schedule - 2 to 6pm, 22nd Aug 2010

The aim of this session will be for participants to re write a unit of work or develop a new unit incorporating social networking and Web 2 tools. Teachers are encouraged to have a unit of work in mind and bring along any past resources they wish to share and use.
Social networking can be used in all areas of the curriculum K-12. During this session participants will begin to write a unit of work using a social networking site – perhaps the ELH ning if the conference has one or
The session could be broken up into 5 key parts – all parts are highly focused on participants being actively involved:
  1. Introduction:
    1. What does social networking look like in the classroom? - Samples of social networking and Web 2 tools being used in the classroom from prep through to year 10.
    2. Play time – time to explore a number of educational networks housing classroom social networks.
  2. Social bookmarking:
    1. Show & Tell – what are other educators looking at online?
    2. Play time - time to make a social bookmarking account and start bookmarking resources for a unit of work.
  3. Social networking & Web 2 tools:
    1. How to get started?
    2. Play time - participants sign up and get started
  4. Developing your own unit of work & adding Web2 tools:
    1. Using a social network to setup your own unit of work – tips & tricks?
Using an online mindmap for planning – how to embed this onto your social network
  1. Adding Web2 tools to your unit of work – time to explore samples given at + sharing other ideas.
  2. Adding assessment – self assessment, online polls & surveys, peer 3, 2, 1 constructive feedback model.
  3. Participant online feedback to each other on their unit of work through the social network.

1. Lets get started

Join our social network - Go to and click 'Join'
Check out

A Social Network is not only used to collaborate, publish and gain feedback from but it is also an environment that brings our Web 2 applications together.

Samples from Gail's 2010 classroom:

Mind Mapping

Using SmartArt, Freemind, Inspiration,

'Tam' -
'mouse' -
'leda more' -

Voki & Wordle and

Animoto & Voki

Peer Feedback

QR Codes



Wall Wisher

Google Docs




Social networks for primary age students - check out SuperClubsPlusif you are in primary education and
Ms Lemmer
GoldStar CafeGoldStar CafeMr Wright

What and How

What does Will Richardson have to say?


Nings, nings and more nings


For my classes:

Different ways to use nings - samples from others:

Social Networking for a Teacher - check out the communities that make up this teachers life

Ning Mini

Cheap and easy to setup
Ning Help

2. Social Bookmarking

We need to find resources to enhance our unit of work. Check out:




Google bookmarks

Get your world organised (Adrian Bruce)

Popular social bookmarking sites also include:
Mister Wong []
Furl []
Blogmarks []
StumbleUpon []

3. Web2 easy content

Don't go for information overload....

Stay simple to begin with - use some simple Web 2 applications that are tried and true:

Things I would love to try but have not done so yet....

4. Make a social network

Seting the limits using a text box

Week 12: Creating Avatars (WEB 2.0 Wednesday Ch...
M&M’S® Become an M&M'S® Character: Home
Avatars Teach Teens About Self-Image | Edutopia

Ideas (lower primary) (Grade 5) (Secondary)

Lots of links

Further Web2 Content
See Web 2 bookmarks at the bottom of this page


What, when where and how?
The old?
The new?
Polls, surveys, constructive feedback models

5. Sharing Time

Feedback and support

Gails Bookmarks

Social Bookmarking
My diigo_ Bookmarks

My Delicious bookmarks
willrich's Bookmarks on Delicious

Google Bookmarks_public lists

Sandhurst ICT Network

Adrian Bruce Pages-f|akes

My flakes social bookmarking for images

A selection of bookmarks
Angela Maiers Educational Services

100+ Resources for Teaching Without Textbooks

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

Welcome to SuperClubs Plus! The safe social lea...

My diigo_ Bookmarks

SuperClubsPLUS! | Safe Social Learning Network ...

Victorian School Libraries Learning with Web 2....

Sandhurst ICT Network

Samples for Teachers
Science - Al Gonzalez -- Blogmeister

Mr Robbo – The P.E Geek

Samuel Bruce_Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog: What is ...

Slowmation Solids and Gases - 1 to 1 Netbook Trial

Blogging in Elementary | Reflections on Teaching

Lorraihe Watchchorn NZ-- Blogmeister

Pageflakes - Jackie's Shifting Pedagogy

Steve Collis student page

Nicholson Cartoons :

Grade 4/5/6

Intel Education: Designing Effective Projects: ...

movingforward » Blogs » diff

Doncaster Secondary College

4A's bloggerama

Kimberly.Brown G6 7 -- Blogmeister

WCIT342008 » home

web2teen » home

Brian Crosby G6 1-1ibook -- Blogmeister

Creative Web Tools For and By Kids / About This...

Welcome EC-Grade 2 (American School of Bombay)

Gamemaker_YoYo Games | Home

Yr11it » Term 1 Files


Team Earth_ePals Global Community

Mrs Shulmans 2nd grade -- Blogmeister

wedderburn-year7 » home

Hawkesdale P12..... a global techno College

Lesson Plans

Werrimull P-12 School - Grade 3-6

G4 Mr Al Leclerc_canada- Blogmeister

Flat Classroom

Dabbleboard - Online whiteboard for drawing & t...

Evernote for Windows | Evernote Corporation

Shannon Ruskin_ Blogmeister

Mr Wright


Warlick's CoLearners | Main / ClassBlogmeisterW...

ePals Global Community

GoldStar Cafe

Ms Lemmer

101Ways of Using Blogs | Global Teacher Journey

Using Google Docs in the classroom: S...

Classroom 2.0

Gail’s 2010 Projects
gcasey - My Research

Ms Casey's Resource Sharing Site - Working & Le...

Mi Ja_Dream World - Korea
Ms Casey's Classes - Building Critical Literacy...

IT and Me - Geelong High School

Oh yeah? Prove It!


The Japanese Classroom (set as private)

Gails Nings & Communities – Social Networks
GHS 2010 - Social Networking - Learning to Learn


Ning_critical literacy and creativity

iPod Educators - Educational podcasters reachin...

kardinia - 21st Century Learning

Ning_Class Blogmeister - A Network for Blogging...

hurricane maine

Y7 maths - Maths for the 21st Century

Flat Classrooms - Transforming learning through...

Ning_Ms Casey

Stop Cyberbullying - Because We All Need to Tak...

Flat Classroom


1:1 Learning Environments - Learning about 1:1 ...

My Page - ACEC2010 - Digital Diversity

Slav_Bright ideas

zz_Classroom 2.0

Welcome to SuperClubs Plus! The safe social lea...

Assignments - Class Blogmeister


Ourmedia Homepage | Ourmedia

1 to 1 Netbook Trial - "In their hands" - State...

Horizon Project 2008_Ning

Classroom 2.0

A Lifetime of Color - Home

VoiceThreads LRC


photobucket_Image hosting, free photo sharing &...

Home | Zimmer Twins

Monkey On Your Back

Teaching-with-Technology » home

Google Reader (80)

Create Great-Looking Interactive Quizzes (in mi...

Nota : Casual Collaboration

Chatzy - Create your own private chat rooms


SMS Global - International SMS & MMS Gateway wi...

Jenny Luca - home

What is YUDU?

SlideRocket - The Best Online Presentation Soft...

podcasts :: Words that stick

Dabbleboard - Online whiteboard for drawing & t...

WordSift - Visualize Text

Web 2.0 Teaching Tools

Twitpic / gcasey

Google Notebook - Wikipedia, the free encycl...

authorSTREAM Online PowerPoint Presentations an...

Portrait Illustration Maker : Free

Internet Anagram Server / I, Rearrangement Serv...

SUMO Paint :: Online Image Editor

Tiny URL - create a shorter link

Kerpoof Studio

Wherigo > Tools for creating GPS-enabled advent...

Tools - The Networked Learner

survey software_esurveypro


Technorati_Tag Page for: savearborheights

Street View Gallery


Google Reader -Sue Waters' shared items

MoFuse: Create a Mobile Website, Mobile Site Bu...

PDF service

Prezi - The zooming presentation editor

Discovery Education: Web 2.0 Tools - Related Links > allanahk > Twitter

Visual Search |

yolink - Resources


Web 2.0 Tools and Applications - Go2web20

Exploring Web 2.0 Teaching Ideas - Exploring We...


Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas, original des...

Zamzar - Free online file conversion

WebSlides - Turning bookmarks and feeds into in...


Voki Home

elh09 - Julie Squires - Web 2.0 tools

Wee Web Wonders

Street View Gallery

Glogster EDU product information

Mind Mapping - MindMeister

Stixy: GHS Maths, Science and IT!!!


Other resources
1-1 Learning
Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation

DEECD Readings and Research - Innovations Showcase

DEECD 1 to 1 Netbooks

1-1 eLearning

Ed Tech Crew

netbooktrial - home

The Netbook Project - Netbook Project - Departm...

1 to 1 Netbook Trial - "In their hands" - State...

Teaching-with-Technology - home

icttoolkit - DEECD software image

Active Maths

InterWrite Learning – Technical Support – Inter...

Links to Interactive Whiteboard Lessons

Promethean Planet

Award sites – for ideas
Blogging Awards - Graphics to Award Great Bl...

The Edublog Awards


Webware 100 Awards 2008: Vote now for your f...

The Edublog Awards

innovation award

Brian Crosby G6 1-1ibook -- Blogmeister

A Difference: Canadian Blog Awards

Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation

Best Educational Tech Support Edublog 2009 – Th...

Safe Avatars for Students

M&M’S® Become an M&M'S® Character: Home

Avatars Teach Teens About Self-Image | Edutopia

Week 12: Creating Avatars (WEB 2.0 Wednesday Ch...

Cyber Awareness


Dutch youths convicted of virtual theft

Shared Concern

Working with the Web - Department of Education ...

CTAP 4 Cybersafety Project

Video Resources - Cybersafe Classroom - Working...

zz Kidnapping prompts warning on internet chatr...

AA_ esafety

Digital Citizenship/Lesson Plans - List | Diigo

Yes, Virginia, HR Execs Check Your Facebook Page

Acceptable use agreements - Whole School Planni...

Welcome to MyFootprint! What kind of mark are y...

vce_AusCERT - 2006 Australian Computer Crime an...

Kidsmart: a practical Internet safety advice we...

MrsA - Internet Safety Curriculum Resources

My Digital Footprint - where your privacy is so...

Digital Copyright - Working with the Web - Depa...

Bullying That Follows You - No Less Real | Let'...

If You're Applying for a Job, Censor Your Faceb...

Secure Passwords - Explained by Common Craft - ...

CyberNetrix - Internet Safety Education for Sec...

Downloading & Video
DownThisVideo! - Download videos from YouTub...

Online FLV Converter : Download Online Videos d...

TeacherTube - Teach the World | Teacher Videos ...

Teachers TV

AA_d KeepVid: Download videos from Google, Yout...

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

Gail’s older projects & work
Globalstudent_Blog_21st Cent_gailc

Geography with Mrs O'Hagan | Google Groups Your visual bookmarks

horizonproject2008 » Peer Reviewers

Jacinta Martin-- Blogmeister




Ning_Spyro's and Cynder's Lair

edublogs-gcasey -


Dragon Cave - Viewing Dragons

Ning_critical literacy and creativity

My Feeds_feedburner

wiki_ghs2008 » home

Twitter / gcasey

Blog Posts Across Year 7 - Year 7

Jeeves_TeacherTube - Overview of Microsoft Word...

Ning_Class Blogmeister - A Network for Blogging...

portaportal - not logged in

Durff_BCA-SoundingBoard » home

Blogspot_The dawn of learning

Picasa Web Albums - Gail A

Aorere College » Wiki Support

Loyd Passmore_Blogmeister

Globalteacher_Learning through online spaces Hayley darvill Y7

Luvara | MySpace.com_sami Y7

Creative Web Tools For and By Kids / FrontPage



Mrs Perrett

Thefourcornersclassroom » home

Mrs Cowey's Blogs

Gail C -- Blogmeister

Importing - AideRSS

Google Notebook

Google Reader (37)


Globalteacher_Blogging Guidelines

zz YouTube - Eating Live Octopus in Korea -- Sa...

Knowledge Bank_Gail Casey digital stories




Y7 YouTube - nightspyro's Channel


wiki_Critical Literacy and Creativity » home

Google Docs - All items

Ning_Ms Casey

Google Reader (82)


Lower Primary

Pulleys and Gears : Wonderful Machines

G1_Kathy Cassidy -- Blogmeister

Elementary-Resource Sites (Tech Resources)

Edheads - Simple Machines Activities - Lever - ...

Simple Machines - 1st Grade Pathfinder

Mrs Shulmans 2nd grade -- Blogmeister

G1&2_Mr. Zani -- Blogmeister

monkey.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object)

Preschool Games - Shapes - Match Three

Online resources
UNESCO_ ICT in Education

ABC Online

EDNA_Education Network Australia -

TwittEarth :: Live Twitts all over the world

unesco ICT and literacy

First Fleet Online

commentchallenge » home

weather Radar Loop

Flickr: What I love about teaching and learning

TuDogs: freeware, clipart, animation, Web desig...

DownThisVideo! - Download videos from YouTub...

PLN_suewaters » home

Education News You Can Use

Jackie Gerstein - Classroom 2.0

Speechable - How many words are your pictures w...

Avoiding the 5 Most Common Mistakes in Using Bl...

Picnik - edit photos the easy way, online in yo...

Applying Bloom's Taxonomy

twhirl | the social software client

Exit Slips

Social Networking_Mason book

Ning_Class Blogmeister - A Network for Blogging...

Fact Monster: Online Almanac, Dictionary, Encyc...

Mobile Technology in TAFE

kwout | A brilliant way to quote

School 2.0 - Home

Graphic Organizers: Canada

Text 2 Mind Map – The text-to-mind-map converter

Wednesday challenge-web2

Department of Education and Training Portal - Home

Beyond Information Gathering

Top News - Matrix helps students weigh internet...

The Writers Block. Writing resources for the st...

Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone - CNET

100+ Resources for Teaching Without Textbooks |...

Wired 14.07: People Power

Cool Text: Logo and Graphics Generator

Innovation Showcase - Department of Education a...

learningweb2 » Step Two


Jing Project: Visual conversation starts here. ...

Jamendo : Home

Music_Freeplay Music, Broadcast Production Musi...

Music_free :

Celebration Sound and Music Clips. 77 Celebrati...

Creative Commons

Bendigo Senior Secondary College

Copyright Advisory Network

Audio - Creative Commons

How Can I Find Out When a Song Copyright is up ...

Flickr: Creative Commons

Legal Music For Videos - Creative Commons

Gail’s Mentor Websites
Twitter / jackiegerstein

Rambling Reflections

Learning in the ‘hallways’ of Twitter | More th...

Mr Robbo – The P.E Geek

zz_Allanahzz-K's favorites tagged with "Podcast...

zz-Barbra Bush - Blogmeister

dswaters on Technorati

Warlick's CoLearners | Main / AddingImages browse

Blogging at its Best

journal of onine education


zz wark's bookmarks tagged with "po...

) ) ) torres21 ( ( (

My Learning Space

Angela Maiers Educational Services

zz bloggingteachers » home

Cool Cat Teacher Blog

Dangerously Irrelevant: Gone Fischin'

Allanah's Podcasting Space » Podcasting

VoiceThread - Help - Forum - K-12 Educator A...

rubyfire's favorites on

classblogmeister-Tracy Muller_Canada

Ann Murch_ejourney with technokids

E-Learning Journeys

Literacy & Learning in the 21st Century » Sl...

Mind Maps - Complete Guide to Mind Mapping

Brave new world_Steve Hard

Podcast225: The K-12 Online Conference - Free, ...

Twitter Power and a Slideshare Moment | Life is...

Justin medved ( jmedved ) Profile | Diigo

willrichardson » home


The Open Classroom_Jo McLeay

classblogmeister : Class Blogmeister Support Co...

zz Connect Learning, with David Warlick

zz Carolyn Harper's portaportal

ewan.mcintosh's bookmarks tagged with "scratch"...


Texting develops literacy at Joanne Jacobs

The Fischbowl: Is It Okay To Be A Technological...

My Other Blog

IT_Moodle at Pascoe Vale Girls College

australianedubloggers wiki

edublogs: Thinking out of the (x)Box: Gaming to...

Digital Literacy ToolBox

Jackie Gerstein - Home

Learning is Change. » Blog Archive » The Ripe E...

advis » home

Frequently Asked Q: Teaching and Learning - The...

TeacherTube - murch

zz-Blog2Learn / Web Tools Used in 2007 Workshop

Teaching & Learning with Techology Conference 2008

The Fischbowl


And another thing - gordon.brune/~school/~Tech...

Blogging! » Links to School Bloggers

21st Century Learning | EdTechTalk

Wiki Way - Learning the Wiki Way - ETC 2008

Iaa nnovative Teachers Network

EduBlog Insights

Bud the Teacher

MyRead – Scaffolding Learning_bookjewel

Welcome to!

zz 50 digital stories_CogDogRoo » Dominoe 50 Ways

Gary Coyle's Grade 8 Humanities

ewan.mcintosh's Bookmarks on Delicious

Mailing Lists - Since 1996


Gary Coyle's Grade 8 Humanities

Mark Liddell’s Blog

Free Stop Motion Animator Program - Wiwi - Usage, Troubleshooting & FAQs

YouTube - The Very Basics of Paint.Net (part 3)

OneNote Tips & Tricks : Napkin Math in OneNote

Flash mx tutorials

Microworlds Turtle School of Dance

SlideShare Blog » Blog Archive » How to turn of...

LogoForum : A forum for sharing and discussion ...

Home - PhotoFunia

Ink Flash Cards

zz MonkeyJam - Download

Google SketchUp

Pixels to Pictures

YouTube - After Effects Tutorial

Setting up Microsoft's Windows Movie Maker on W...

Microworlds_Greatest Places Games

OneNote Tips & Tricks : Napkin Math in OneNote

21 OneNote Power Toys | Sarah In Tampa | Channe...

YouTube - Removing background in Paint .NET

Vid Snacks

YouTube - color change

Ink Flash Cards Video tut

a_XSlimits - Advanced and professional video to...

tips for monkey jam-adrian

LogoProjects » Nim

Learn how to make a screenshot / take-a-screens...

OneNote PowerToys

Microworlds_Summer at Spence

Comic-Life - home

Math Maven's Mysteries Home

Captain Coordinate: 'Understanding Scale'

Number Gossip with Mr. Marcos


Free Online Chess for Kids - - 100...

Science of Cycling

YouTube - Amazed - Google Earth - details under...

Symmetry Webquest - Use as Your Own Online Elem...

Math Songs: Teaching Math Facts & Concepts (Add...

Geoboard - NLVM

MarcosMath's Library

Math_TeacherTube - Google Search

Starter Of The Day

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

BBC - Number Time- Play a game

Architect Studio 3D, from the Frank Lloyd Wrigh...

Count Us In Games


Educational Videos and Games for Kids about Sci...

Reduce Your Chances of Dying in a Plane Crash

The Story of Maths TV Show - The Story of Maths...

maths 300 - Google Search

Spinners - NLVM

Educational Games for Kids - Tower of Hanoi -- ...

Base Blocks Decimals - NLVM

Math TV Problem Solving Videos

ICT in Maths Wiki - Boroondara Ultra Wiki


icttoolkit - Teaching & Learning Activities

Virtual Dice

Fun online math games

Math Snacks!

Real World Math

Inside Maths - Straight-Line Graphs | Teachers TV

Hooda Math - Math Games, Math Worksheets, Math ...

Buy It with the Little Farmer: a game to learn ...

CarrotSticks Online Math Games


HowStuffWorks "How Bicycles Work"

TeacherTube - mathtrain

MAV Curriculum Planning

Box and Whis...

A World of Maths - The Mini | Teachers TV

YouTube - Look Around You - Maths (With download)

Sudoku Solver by Andrew Stuart

Maths blog Mathematics Learning

Interactivate: Activities

Math Games, Worksheets, Kids, Fun, Online, Prin...

BBC - GCSE Bitesize - Algebra

Welcome to Math Playground

Circles Inscribed In Triangles - Mathematics 24x7

Interactive Math Activities

Create A Graph

Tetrahedron Net - How to Make a Colourful Tetra...


Math Search | Teachers TV

Number Line

Tangrams - NLVM

Map Tunneling Tool

OCSD Interactive Games

Pentominoes - NLVM

Mathematics in Movies

Kids Love

History of Mazes and Labyrinths

Flexagon Portal - Home

Maths_interactive games maths - Google Search

CryptoKids™ America's Future Codemakers & Codeb...

SLOODLE: Course categories

KenKen - New Puzzle Challenges Math Skills - NY...

Maths by Powerpoint

Mathematics - Curriculum - Mackay Whitsunday C...

Maths_ Graph Paper

Helmets: Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute: Bike ...

Kung Fu Angles

Welcome to maths300

Quia - Math

Bad Deals: Walmart's 2 For $5 Hot Dog Deal Is A...

The 4th spatial dimension

Learnosity: Spoken Language Learning :: Learnosity

Fantastic Flexible Foldables

iLearn Technology » Math

Mathtrain.TV Quick Intro to Mathtrain Math Games, Math Practice, Learning...

Math Web Sites - Group | Diigo

Mathematics - Curriculum - Mackay Whitsunday C...

Everyday Math Resources

Russel Montgomery - Bookmarks | Diigo

Hench-maths - home


maths online

The Mathematical Association of Victoria

Emaths. by powerpoint

Maths - fun

Math Interactives

The day I was born

Think Labyrinth: Maze Algorithms

Wolfram MathWorld: The Web's Most Extensive Mat...

**The Maze Collection** - Google Earth Community

Maths_Scratch | Gallery | Math projects

Crossword Software - Tips and Tricks for Usi...


TeacherTube - Education Quotes

Scrapbooking, Ecards and More at Smilebox

Zazz! One Day. One Thing. One Chance. - Viewing Swf files - free hostin...


SUPER © videos

WebMath - Solve Your Math Problem

PacificNet | Home

Spelling differences between British and Americ...

AISV - Association of Independent Schools of Vi...

YouSendIt - Send large files - transfer deliver...