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Social Media

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Social Media


This is a resource for teachers. Please check the sites carefully for suitability in your classroom before using with students.




"Social media describes the online tools and platforms that people use to share opinions, insights, experiences, and perspectives with each other. Social media can take many different forms, including text, images, audio, and video. Popular social mediums include blogs, message boards, podcasts, wikis, and vlogs." Wikipedia (accessed 11-13-06 at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media)


You might also want to visit the School 2.0 wiki.





Micro blogging



Media Sharing




The following sites allow you to post online presentations- well worth a visit!



Or, make a video short at Animoto.




  • Archive.org
  • audacity
  • G Cast: This service now charges for use.
  • Odeo Note: Odeo has a large library of podcasts on sexuality; this isn't a resource to give directly to kids. Not for unsupervised use..
  • Ourmedia.org
  • Podserve
  • Podcasting Toolbox: 70+ Podcasting Tools and Resources Note: This toolbax was written for general public consumption, not education. However, teachers will find useful tools and resources here.
  • soundsnap Lookimg for public domain sound effects for your podcasts? Check out this site!
  • YAKIToMe!: Text to speech. Multiple languages.
  • Click here to access a list of links to even more voice recording/telephone options, thanks to Liz Kolb.


Social Networks (Note: many of these are blocked by districts, but educators need to be familiar with social networks.)

  • MySpace
  • Facebook
  • Ning--Note: many educators are using Ning for education-oriented networks.
  • Imbee--Designed for children. Teachers are invited to set up classroom networks.
  • Kerpoof--Designed for children. Teachers are welcome to use in the classroom.
  • Doko--Social network for tweens. Billed as being the world's first global trading game.
  • Zwinky--Social network for tweens.
  • Meet Up  A way to connect to other people who share similar interests and live nearby
  • Diigo--may also belong on the Social Bookmarking page.
  • Friendfeed--One place to track all your friends' activities (Twitter, Flickr, blogs, etc.)
  • Socially Learning--A new social network for educators.


Virtual Worlds


  • Handipoints--Virtual world where kids earn points for doing RL chores.
  • ClubPenguin--Virtual online world for children ages 6-14.
  • Habbo Hotel--Virtual world that targets teens.
  • Second Life--Virtual world. Teens may participate in a restricted area.
  • Webosaurs--Virtual online world for children ages 5-10.




Wikis--Links to various wiki tools are found on the Webtop Applications page.



Examples & Convergence of Tools



  • TakingITGlobal: Use Web 2.0 tools to engage in global projects.
  • Rock Our World: K-12 student teams from around the world use Mac-based tools and Web 2.0 apps to collaborate on content-based projects.
  • Vox: Social network (See note above under blogging tools)
  • Podomatic (Not for unsupervised use.)
  • Schoopy
  • Nuvvo



  • A Fair(y) Use Tale: Creative Commons video created by Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University. This links to a blog post which takes you to the video.



Other Examples

  • Click here to see an example of an international school project using Flickr.
  • Click here to access a link to Darius and Lillian's podcasting tips (3rd grade students).


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