Over the past two weeks arvind and I have discussed Social Networking on our webcast over at EdTechTalk. The first show consisted of us discussing social networks from the faculty perspective based on the Ohio Education Association’s recommendation that educators delete the social networking accounts. Here is the first show: 21st Century Learning #58: A Discussion of the Issues Surrounding Social Networking Between Faculty and Students
The second week we were excited to have four students join in the conversation. They mostly agreed that it was a good idea to keep some separation between school and our personal lives but had some great insights into how these different media are merging — including the thought that teachers and students might be blackberry texting each other before long. Here’s a link to the second show: 21st Century Learning #59: Students Discussing Social Networking between Faculty and Students.
I think that these two pieces are a good orientation to social networking for faculty and administrators around the world. If you’re interested in this topic, you might also want to check out: EdTechTalk #80 with Tom Wood, cyber safety advocate.
What do you think? What would you add or subtract? What social networking resources do you use?