Ning lets you create, customize and share social networks for your classes. Document (any format), photo, video and podcast uploading capability allows for syllabus and assignment resource center. Forum discussion, blogging and chat features available allowing for synchronous and asynchronous discussion. Hyperlink feature allows for students to jump to a site that they may utilize for extra help, assignments, guidance, etc. Students can access teacher and other students without having to give out personal or professional email addresses. Security features allow for the site to be entirely private requiring approval of membership from a site administrator before entering or completely public and viewable to anyone anytime. Blog posts and forum can be monitored by a site administrator and not viewable pending approval.


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Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • K
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Professional Education & Development
  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division
  • Special Education


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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of -0001-11-30.

Curriki Review System
July 30, 2009

This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of the larger collection Social Media for the Classroom, which received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System. You can visit this larger resource to see the other components of the collection and learn more about this collection by reading its review and comments.

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