I am currently pursuing my Master's degree through Wilkes University. I enjoy spending time with my husband and two boys and am expecting my third child in early June. In my spare time, which is often accompanied by my children, I love to travel, read, run, and garden.
What is nice about the Ning use with younger students is that you can keep it private if you need to, and, if you students have email addresses (through something like Gaggle) they can use the platform for their first foray into social networking! Of course, there would have to be a fairly comprehensive guide for parents so they would feel comfortable about the use of this type on online tool.