Wednesday, January 7th, 2009...7:53 pm
Join The Synapse – a Social Network of Biology Teachers!
I’ve very excited to be one of the administrators of The Synapse, a social network of biology teachers. It’s quite diverse with teachers across many grade levels and different years of experience. Please come join us!
Why should you join? You can share ideas, get help with lesson plans and lab activities, and receive encouragement and emotional support. There are different groups you can join (general biology, AP Biology, Zoology, etc.) to discuss class specific topics.
If you’ve never used Ning or Facebook or some other social network platform you’ll notice there is a lot going on in the network. So, let me point out the key steps to getting started.
When you go to the home page, click on Sign Up:
After signing up, check out some of the forum articles and add your own thoughts to the discussions:
Also, join a group:
Once you get comfortable with using the network you’ll notice there are some other really cool things you can do like add videos, music, and pictures. The more teachers who join the network and share their ideas the better it will be. I look forward to seeing you on The Synapse!