Diaspora Invites for Educators


Diaspora recently started rolling out invites for their Alpha test, and we want to help them out by giving away our Diaspora invites to enthusiastic people who work in education.

We see enormous potential for Diaspora in educational environments. Professors and teachers might want to have students use something like Facebook for class, but be reluctant for various reasons. We think that some of these reservations might be addressed by Diaspora. Their use of what they call “aspects” is particularly promising. Aspects allow you to easily compartmentalize your contacts so you can blast out updates to some groups and not others. This would be perfect for different classes (or small groups within classes).

The best way to start realizing this potential is to get some tech geek teachers on Diaspora to start exploring.

If you haven’t heard about Diaspora yet. You need to check them out. Their kickstarter story is here.

We currently have 5 invites that we’ll give them away at random to educators who do one of three things (yes, you may enter three times by doing all three).

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    Comment on this post and tell us a bit about you and your role in education (e.g K-12 teacher, college professor, administrator, IT person…)

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    Hey educators, @droidacademics is giving away their Diaspora invites –http://bit.ly/h9twhw #edtech

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Right now we have 5 invites to give away. As we get more invites we’ll draw from the above three lists and give away more. Our goal is to quickly generate a nice community of educators on Diaspora to start collectively exploring what we can do with this thing.

Drawings will begin on December 17.

  1. #1 by Brad K on December 10, 2010 - 8:50 pm

    I am the instructional design manager for IIT Online (at Illinois Institute of Technology) and would love to evaluate this tech for our students (undergrad and grad) across all our campuses.

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  2. #2 by Allison on December 16, 2010 - 11:09 pm

    I’m an IT/Learning Technology manager in U of MN Extension. I support and advise educators on technologies that will enhance their teaching and administrative work. I’d really like to give diaspora a look. Thanks!

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  3. #3 by lis on December 18, 2010 - 7:23 pm

    Wow– I just stumbled onto this site while looking for any recent info about Diaspora since there are no recent blog entries. I think I am more excited about my discovery of androidforacademics.com than I am about finally getting a Diaspora invite, but, I would still love to be in the Diaspora drawing! I am crossing careers from working with high risk behavior youth to teaching math at the high school level. I’m excited about getting tips from androidforacademics, thanks!

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  4. #4 by Beth Ritter-Guth on January 12, 2011 - 9:57 am

    I know you started giving these out on in December, but I am hoping there is one or two left? I am an English and programming teacher at Oak Hill Academy in VA. I would love to share this resource with my students as they learn to program for Android.

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