Tuesday, April 13, 2010

NING: Social Networking for the very young and mature!!!

Though there are many other Social Networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and Tagged, Ning.com adds a personal touch. "Ning.com is the social platform for the world's interest and passion online". The best thing about Ning.com is that it can be used within an educational community.
Students can create a network amongst their own grade levels, student organizations, or school as a unit. This application is not limited to the classroom. An entire school can set-up a virtual classroom and share their knowledge with classrooms across the nation or internationally. Ning.com allows the facilitators to privatized their network. This illiminates the problem of unwanted visitors. Parents, teachers, and administrators, can use this site with ease and it enables the creative mind by allowing participants to create, music playlists, video showcases, and share documents. With the creative mind at work a student can adapt to the changing digital world with Ning.

My Name is Ben Green,...and Education is "Where I've BEN!"

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your wonderful feedback.

I LOVE NING! I created a website on Ning for one of my student groups, and I had a lot of fun. Unfortunately, the website hasn't been maintained, so it's of little use now. But Ning was great during the time that we were using it.

It's interesting how different groups and organizations can use Ning for various purposes. I never thought of using it to enhance the classroom experience. Great idea!