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Edmodo.com - facebook for teachers and students. What's the impact of social networking on teaching and learning in the classroom, can it help students with SEN? Any good experiences?

For educational marketer's

For educational marketer's using Facebook, there are some facebook status with the vast majority of their sales appearance from Facebook one tweets quotes stipulation or another.

Could have been bebo...

Could have been bebo... that's quite 'old-school' for 'new-school' thinking!

Several years ago, I offered

Several years ago, I offered to use 'My Space' with my learners - but they said it was 'too chavvy'. :-)

We used something else instead. I cannot reember what, it was before Facebook.

Sharon

Was it bebo?

Was it bebo?

Hi, I'm a big fan of using

Hi,

I'm a big fan of using whatever we can to help learners learn.

Having said that, I agree with James, that we shouldn't try to recreate something that already works very well. What we should do is try to remember the skills that learners gain on social networking sites, when we're planning activities. e.g. If they are happy to send 'wall postings', 'tweets' or 'sms' to each other - why not utilise the same skills when asked to carry out a learning/assessment activity.

David

I've always been in education

I've always been in education we shouldn't be building social networks... in the main as we don't have the resources that social networks such as Facebook have.

There is also the Creepy Treehouse syndrome that arises out of trying to create an online college social network.

We should do what we are good at and using tools such as RSS to feed into existing social networks that learners are using. 

But that's my thinking.