Friday 4ALL: A Diamond in the Sea of Social Networks

We can learn so much from each other and social networks are just the place for that to happen.  Finding the really good and beneficial ones can often be quite the job.
One social network that provides so much information and support is Classroom 2.0. This is a network dedicated to social media among educators.  Just visiting it and joining will provide you with a wealth of information but a part that I think is absolutely fantastic are the weekly webinars or Classroom 2.0 LIVE.  These webinars are on a variety of topics like web 2.0 tools, classroom strategies, ideas for communicating with parents; just to name a few.  They are conducted through Elluminate, a great tool in itself. The site provides a list of links for the webinar so you can access anything mentioned.
Sounds great, right? The greatness doesn’t stop there.  They also have…. ta-da, archived recordings of past webinars. (Such a great idea!)  Think of all those times you can’t make a webinar but really want the information.  It also contains follow up reading or viewing suggestions.  This is like the crown jewel of all social networks for me.  I hope you will enjoy it as well.
Terri Brines is an instructional specialist with the eMINTS National Center.
To see what else eMINTS is doing with social networking, check out our groups on Facebook and Linked-In. Also, follow me on Twitter at @Zac_eMINTS. -Zac

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