There has been tons of news lately, both good and bad, concerning social networks in education. I am convinced that we as teachers can use social networks for both instruction and professional growth and earlier shared some of the best places to network.

ncss_logo1I want to make you aware of a recent addition to the list and am inviting you to join the National Council of Social Studies Community Network. The network uses Ning social networking software and is designed to help K-20 social studies educators connect and share ideas and resources. In addition to discussions, you’ll find videos, slideshows, blog posts, recommended links, and more. The network is open to NCSS members and non-members alike.

Tom Daccord, of Teaching History with Technology fame, is the moderator of the NCSS Ning site:

My goal is to create a community where social studies educators connect and help each other, but ultimately the Ning will be whatever you make it. So, if you have a question you want answered please ask it. If you have a resource to share, please share it. if you’d like to create a group, please create it! And please let me know how you think the network could be improved. If you participate we all learn!

This is a great way to connect with other history and social studies educators from around the world, so head on over and sign up!