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Ning is a social networking application and home to thousands of communities commonly called “nings.” You can find networks of people with whom you share interests.

Ning communities can be
  • public (anyone can view and join)
  • moderated (anyone can view, membership must be approved)
  • private (only members can view and contribute content).

Nings have a rich variety of features that can be turned on or left off, depending how the ning community creator sets up the ning.
Common spaces include
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  • discussion forums
  • event calendars
  • videos and photos
  • calendar of events
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Each member may have
  • a profile
  • wall
  • blog

Each ning also has its own internal messaging system, as well as a notification system to your preferred email.

Examples
Así se hace - http://asisehace.ning.com
Dutch-US High School Partnership - http://highschoolpartnerprogram.ning.com/
Franco-American Educational Exchange Network - http://francoamericanedex.ning.com/
French Book Club - http://frenchbookclub.ning.com/
SpanishDict - http://spanishdict.ning.com/ - check the videos

Chinese Language Teachers Association of Washington - http://clta-wa.ning.com
Michigan World Language Association Connect - http://miwlaconnect.nings.com
American Association of Teachers of French (Kentucky Chapter) - http://aatfky.ning.com/
Kentucky World Language Teacher Network - http://kwla-network.ning.com/

Classroom 2.0 - http://www.classroom20.com/
Global Education Collaborative - http://globaleducation.ning.com
SmartBoard Revolution - http://smartboardrevolution.ning.com
World Languages Teachers 2.0: http://worldlanguagesteachers.ning.com/
TIE/ISTE Leadership Bootcamp

Digiteen - http://digiteen.ning.com
Flat Classroom Project - http://www.flatclassroomproject.org/


Create your own Ning
Ning will allow educators teaching in grades 7-12 to remove the ads from their networks.

Visit Jennifer Dorman’s wiki http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/ningnetworks for detailed videos and advice on setting up a Ning community
Jennifer Dorman also shows in this set of instructions how she is linking her Ning and her wiki for her students. http://onlineconnections.wikispaces.com/file/view/Ning+Tutorial.pdf