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Re: [xmca] ning

Do you recommend ning for the intended purposes
Peter, and how does one become a member to see what it means??

On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 3:03 AM, Peter Smagorinsky <smago@uga.edu> wrote:

> Here's one example, although you need to be a member to use it:
> http://www.ncte.org/community
> Peter Smagorinsky
> Professor of English Education and Program Coordinator
> The University of Georgia
> 125 Aderhold Hall
> Athens, GA 30602
> smago@uga.edu
> http://www.coe.uga.edu/lle/faculty/smagorinsky/index.html
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu] On
> Behalf Of Helen Grimmett
> Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 8:17 PM
> To: xmca@weber.ucsd.edu
> Subject: [xmca] Re: technology for Classroom use
> Hi,
> I've recently heard about something called a "ning", which from what I
> can gather seems to be a way to set up your own small scale networking
> site (like a mini facebook) for your own circle of users. It seems to me
> this might be an ideal way for classrooms (or groups of classrooms or
> teachers) to explore this technology and be able to share their work
> without worrying about what else they might come into contact with on
> facebook, myspace or youtube etc.
> I haven't investigated it fully yet, but am wondering if it might be the
> sort of thing that will be useful for my research project on
> professional learning. Perhaps someone else has some more infromation
> about nings?
> Helen Grimmett
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