How to video: Build a Ning Social Network in the K-12 Classroom
Quick synopsis: A useful Web 2.0 application that is used by teachers in the K-12 classroom is the social network Ning.com. Ning incorporates most social networking features of other social networks like Facebook and My Space, but Ning gives the teacher much more control of the content that is added. Not only can a teacher add content, video, events and more, the teacher can run a classroom message board on Ning, as well as a chat room and other important Web 2.0 applications.
Benefits: Students already love social networks, so Ning is a wonderful way to draw students into class assignments. Ning's management feature makes Ning very easy to use.
Drawbacks: In the spring of 2010, Ning rolled out a new pricing package, so now creating a new Ning social network comes with a monthly fee.
Conclusion: In the how to video above, you can learn how to build a powerful class assignment and have your students interacting with your K-12 classroom Ning social network, in 5 minutes or less.