Ning is a great social networking plaform for educators. I have been using it for quite a while now and I am just loving it more and more.Educational Social Networking without Ning would be incomplete and this is why I am adding it up to the Educational Neworking series I have been publishing here.
Just like Diigo, the social bookmarking tool I covered in an earlier post, Ning provides educators with strong and powerful personal learning networks where they can meet up with other like-minded teachers and expand their professional networks. I perosonally use it to keep track of the latest articles in educational technology and also to interact with my colleagues and share my own resources with them. There are several Ning groups that are really indespensable for teachers and that I am pretty sure will be of great help to your professional development.
Check out this list and hopefully will see you aboard soon.
1- Classroom 20
This is a free community-supported netwrok for those interested in Web 2.0, social media, and participative technologies in the classroom. It has over 66.000 members from 188 countries.
2- Curriculum 21
This is another social network where educators from all over the globe get together, share resources and links on important educational topics.
3- The global Education Conference Network
This is an online social community for those interested in global education. There are several resources and learning materials, you can also join discussion groups and meet new teachers and educators.
4- ISTE Community
This is one of the most popular groups among educators and teachers. Participants share resources on educational web technolgies and discuss hot topics in education.
5- Smart Board Revolution
This group,s as its name suggests, is devoted to everything that has to do with the teaching and learning using smart board.
6- Teacher 2.0
This is another great Ning group for teachers. It provides resources and ideas to use in education.
7- Technology Integration in Education
The title says it all, this is a platform where you can get tips and about using technology in education. You will also learn how other teachers are using technology in their teahcing.
8- EFL Classroom
This is another great group to join. Educators from the four corners of the planet share interesting resources.
9- Education Beyond Borders
Another great platform to meet new like minded educators and share learning and teaching resources.
10- Student 20
This is a network for learners to connect independently with other learners and with mentors from around the world, and to have educational experiences across cultural and geographic boundaries.
11- The Future of Education
This is also an interesting group for teachers to join. So many links and resources and ideas shared by educators.
12- Teach Book
This is a professional online community for teachers where they communicate with each other , create, share, and search database of lesson plans and instructional videos created by other teachers.