Category Archives: Social Networking

Posts about and conversations around social networking and learning.

Social curation and its potential impact on formal education

From the awesome Joyce Seitzinger (@catspyjamasnz) is a visual feast that helps capture some of the key concepts of social curation, online identity, and what these can mean for learning going forward. The implications for formal education are fundamental…as Joyce observes … Continue reading

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Should children ‘cold turkey’ from their mobile devices? The Facebook generation

Do we really need children to go ‘cold turkey’ from their mobile devices? Is there a requirement for ‘book camps’ with printed materials only? Is there a middle ground for the Internet generation? Or do we need to re-think many … Continue reading

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What is a hashtag? What is the stuff next to a tweet?

Image via WikipediaA day or two ago I received a couple of questions from a friend, Yvonne Hynson, about Twitter: “Can you point me to somewhere to learn all about these hashtags and how to tweet @ without getting all … Continue reading

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How do you participate positively in online communities?

Whenever we learn anything we are influenced by other people, as well as by our culture, our beliefs, experiences we’ve had, the understandings we’ve developed about the world and the way it works, and our current context. Every human being’s … Continue reading

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A proposal: Connecting Children with Nature on an international scale

“The child in nature is an endangered species, and the health of children and the health of the Earth are inseparable” Richard Louv 2005 (USA) Let’s tackle conservation and environmental issues from the ground up – by facilitating children’s interaction and … Continue reading

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Building the Network for Learning: Commentary by Niki Davis

You may, or may not, be familiar with the Network for Learning (N4L) that is being developed in New Zealand. The potential of such a network is huge, but it requires a collaborative effort to actually make it work. It’s … Continue reading

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Sharing openly on the Internet: The solution or the problem?

Michael Winter shared the link to this video, writing, succinctly, “I think this is important”. I felt it was a powerful protest against many of the laws, legislations and policies that are being put together, including SOPA and ACTA – and … Continue reading

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Bookmarking…visually

There are probably times when you would like to share a set of hyperlinks. However, sometimes these can be pretty dull visually…a list…, and often the URL does not provide information about what the follower of a particular link will … Continue reading

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Communities of Practice and Networks in organisations

Diana Ayling recommended this presentation from Etienne & Beverly Wenger. The points they make are specifically referring to learning in organisations rather than distributed communities, so something I am pondering is how might the points they make be impacted (if … Continue reading

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16 ways that educators use Pinterest

Linda Ross recently dropped me a line and recommended that I have look at the infographic below entitled 16 ways educators use Pinterest. I haven’t used Pinterest before, but John S Oliver has and he has blogged about it here. … Continue reading

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