Social Networking

So recently I’ve been on a bit of a Web2.0 craze, and have really gotten into social networking. The basic idea of Web2.0 is that websites don’t just provide information, but provide a means for interaction between the creator and the viewers (or in some cases, between one viewer and another). The ranges of these communicative websites can be anything, including global (anyone of any interest/profession), profession-related (in my case, music educators), or personal (people I know). What’s important about these sites, though, is that they promote the sharing of thoughts and ideas among people.

What profession could use more communication between members than education, and music specifically? These networking sites allow people to share ideas about teaching, music, and other pedagogical thoughts, as well as inform people of upcoming concerts/events, or new information that has become available in the field. These are also great networking tools for people looking to find jobs in the profession,

As we enter this new technological age, it is vital for these methods of communication to be used by the next generation of music educators, and I am taking the initiative to start early. I’ve created accounts on several sites, such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and Flickr (which is slightly less about professional development but cool nonetheless), in order to meet more music educators and other people in general.

You can now find links to my profiles/accounts on all these sites on the right hand bar of my website, under the heading “Network With Me!” If you have accounts on any of these sites, please feel free to add me/follow me/etc, and leave your information in a comment to this message so I can do the same to you! Also, if you’re viewing this site as a result of seeing a link on one of these sites, leave a comment here saying how you found me!

Looking forward to networking with you!

8 thoughts on “Social Networking

  1. Hi Andy,

    I am a second year music educator from WI. I am currently taking a website development class for music educators and I just got done taking a class about web2.0 things for music and for fun. Wow! I’m overwhelmed with all of the awesome things out there. I was really excited to see your following me on Twitter and even more excited to see that we seem to have similar interests. At my class I created accounts with Twitter (MinnesotaMag), Blogger (http://lissaabenson.blogspot.com/), Delicious (http://delicious.com/MinnesotaMag), Flickr (MinnesotaMag), Netvibes, and pbWiki (http://lissaabenson.pbwiki.com/). I have only just started to work with any of these and would appreciate visits and advice. Delicious is well developed and has TONS of my links and others’ music ed links in my network. Check it out. I am also starting a website for my home music studio at http://lissamusic.50webs.com/index.html

    Here’s looking forward to seeing more of you!

  2. Hi Andy,

    I am a second year music educator from WI. I am currently taking a website development class for music educators and I just got done taking a class about web2.0 things for music and for fun. Wow! I’m overwhelmed with all of the awesome things out there. I was really excited to see your following me on Twitter and even more excited to see that we seem to have similar interests. At my class I created accounts with Twitter (MinnesotaMag), Blogger (http://lissaabenson.blogspot.com/), Delicious (http://delicious.com/MinnesotaMag), Flickr (MinnesotaMag), Netvibes, and pbWiki (http://lissaabenson.pbwiki.com/). I have only just started to work with any of these and would appreciate visits and advice. Delicious is well developed and has TONS of my links and others’ music ed links in my network. Check it out. I am also starting a website for my home music studio at http://lissamusic.50webs.com/index.html

    Here’s looking forward to seeing more of you!

  3. Hello again Andy,

    I wasn’t sure where to email this to, so I copy pasted.

    MEMBER RESOURCE: RSS Feeds on MENC’s Web Site — Subscribe to MENC’s RSS feeds to have the latest resources and articles from your favorite sections of our Web site delivered to you automatically. Look for the RSS symbol on the address bar of your Web browser. Click on the symbol to select and subscribe to up to 10 feeds, including News, Events, Band, Chorus, Future Teachers, General Music, Higher Education/Administration, Jazz, Orchestra, and Parents/Press. Please note that some browsers may not allow you to subscribe to all 10 feeds.

    http://www.menc.org/

  4. Hello again Andy,

    I wasn’t sure where to email this to, so I copy pasted.

    MEMBER RESOURCE: RSS Feeds on MENC’s Web Site — Subscribe to MENC’s RSS feeds to have the latest resources and articles from your favorite sections of our Web site delivered to you automatically. Look for the RSS symbol on the address bar of your Web browser. Click on the symbol to select and subscribe to up to 10 feeds, including News, Events, Band, Chorus, Future Teachers, General Music, Higher Education/Administration, Jazz, Orchestra, and Parents/Press. Please note that some browsers may not allow you to subscribe to all 10 feeds.

    http://www.menc.org/

  5. Hi Andy! I just briefly checked out your website (obviously) after getting involved at Twitter and Buzzable. Thanks for making the connections.

  6. Hi Andy! I just briefly checked out your website (obviously) after getting involved at Twitter and Buzzable. Thanks for making the connections.

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