Tuesday, January 06, 2009

NEA Article on Social Networking for Educators

The National Education Association just published an article by Cindy Long in their January issue and online about the use of social networking for educators. It's an excellent article (I am biased since since I'm prominently quoted) and it helps to show just how far we have come in thinking about social networking as a positive educational tool.

http://www.nea.org/home/20746.htm (updated link 1/28/09)


  1. Anonymous9:57 AM

    I am a middle school educator that has just finished my first semester of graduate work. Before I began, I didn't even think about using the internet as a resource to communicate with other teachers. My online masters program is a great place for me to get insight and ideas from other teachers all over the country. I've not only become a better teacher because of this, but I have also learned a lot more about the internet community of teachers.

  2. I commented on this article before about how great I believe social networking is for educators and I have been thinking about different ways this can be achieved. I am not sure if there is any such thing, but I think a website like Facebook or Myspace for teachers would be a great idea. For teachers across the country to be able to access profiles for other teachers in a easy and organized way. Then teachers across the world can ask each other questions and contact each other after they have met at different professional learning activities. What do you think Steve?

  3. @Anthony: I'm smiling. It's a great idea, and I think Classroom 2.0 (http://www.classroom20.com) has given me a real sense of the potential! Lots of fun ahead--stay posted...

  4. Anonymous2:33 PM

    It looks like an NEA website update has broken the link. I can't seem to find the article.

  5. Thanks to anonymous, I updated the link. NEA must have gone through a site redesign.


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