Thursday, April 16, 2009

Ning Hits One Million Networks - Have You Joined?

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According to many sources today, Ning, the do it yourself platform for creating social networks now hosts one million networks. Reading the stories about Ning hosting one million networks made me think that it might be a good time to remind people of a few good Ning networks for teachers.

Classroom 2.0 is probably the largest and most well-known Ning network for teachers. Classroom 2.0 has nearly 22,000 members from a wide range of academic disciplines. The discussion forums and groups in Classroom 2.0 can provide a wealth of information. I am a member of Classroom 2.o although I'm not a particularly active member.

The EFL Classroom is a network for EFL teachers. EFL classroom has more than 6,000 members.

The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Ning is a network of more than 300 social studies teachers. I joined this network a couple of weeks ago and immediately started learning about great resources and ideas that I can use in my US History courses.

There are hundreds of smaller niche networks for teachers of all content areas and grade levels. If you're looking for a way to connect with people that teach the same things you teach, try Classroom 2.0 or do a search for one of the many niche networks. If you still don't find just what you're looking for, create your network and send out invitations.

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