Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Social Networking with Model Schools

Today our Model School meeting closed with a round table discussion on the possibility of social networking among the National Model schools. We are trying to develop a forum online for connecting to be able to easily see: model lessons, student work, professional book recommendations, team building ideas, virtual school tours, new products available, school website and blog links, technology ideas, videoclips of rituals/routines and assessments. We want something that provides a RSS feed to notify us of changes and an easy to navigate, visual platform.
We're hoping to access some new features to Blackboard or develop something new. The main thing being --- let's strike while the iron's hot! We'd love to hear your thoughts about using Blackboard as a social network and what you would like to see accessible on the site.

4 comments:

Mrs. Cowan said...

Hello Melanie!

I just thought I would say hello. I shared this blog with my Lit. 201 class today and they were very interested in what was going on. They were also very interested in blogging as well. Thanks for the new info about Literacy Navigator. Do they have anything geared for 2nd/3rd graders that need that push as well?

Thanks,
Christine Cowan
Sheffield Elementary

Mrs.Lankford said...

Melanie,
Thanks for keeping us on top of the networking tools! You are the best!
Wanda Lankford

Dorry Lopez said...

Melanie,
i loved reading your post on Social Networking! The YouTube video was simple to understand. You always find just the right way to present information that is easy to learn. I appreciate you!

Love,
Dorry

Dorry Lopez said...

Melanie,
i loved reading your post on Social Networking! The YouTube video was simple to understand. You always find just the right way to present information that is easy to learn. I appreciate you!

Love,
Dorry