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School Library System Library 2.0 Tech Camp


Social Networking

Social tools are here to stay! Facebook and twitter are currently two of the most popular services out there. And many web services have social features built in.  Some examples:

  • Commenting on blog posts and news articles
  • Writing and sharing book reviews on Amazon, GoodReads and Librarything,
  • Commenting on photos on flickr


How are these tools being used in schools by students and faculty?

  • Libraries are using Facebook to connect with students, share resources, answer questions
  • Students can use twitter to share reactions during classes
  • Librarians are using twitter to contribute to class discussions
  • Edmodo is used to create a private twitter-like network for classes (read more)
  • Share ideas with colleagues and get help with questions. A Personal Learning Network.  



Professional networking, sharing resources, finding help when you're stumped, sharing ideas, meeting new colleagues, expanding your Personal Learning Network, keeping up with trends outside your field.

Social networking tool that lets anyone set up a facebook-like network around any topic imaginable. And a nice way to get started with social networking. Two popular education related Nings are:

  •  -- Joyce Valenza created this network on  "For those of us who connect, teach, share, and lead in new information landscapes. Come play in this exciting learning sandbox! Pose questions in the forum. Add your images and video! Post in the blog."
  •    For those interested in Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education. Browse/search the forum postings for curriculum ideas.




Other popular social networking services and communities:




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