***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Natalie, If you and your students hace access to MS Excel you can use the an add-in called NodeXL (http://nodexl.codeplex.com/) for collecting, analyzing, and visualizing networks. Bernie Hogans Facebook generated data can easily be imported to NodeXL and it is really easy to use the built-in data collectors to get twitter, youtube, and flickr data. You can see lots of examples at the NodeXL gallery ( http://www.nodexlgraphgallery.org/Pages/Default.aspx). Also, Marc Smith, who is the head of the group working on NodeXL has office hours using Google+ where you could get some support. Personally, as others have suggested, having students look at their own Facebook networks is really educational and illuminating. I am also a fan of checking out current events using NodeXL and twitter. Best, Alan On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 8:07 AM, Natalie Sappleton <[log in to unmask]>wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > Hi SOCNET-ers > > > > We are hosting students from developing nations this summer and Iíve been > tasked with delivering an intro to social network analysis session. The > entire session is just 2 hours long, students are unfamiliar with SNA and > have limited quants skills, and so I am looking for materials/activities > that are straightforward, practical, insightful and fun! > > > > Does anybody have any materials they would be willing to share? > > > > I would be very grateful! > > > > Best wishes > > Natalie > "Before acting on this email or opening any attachments you should read > the Manchester Metropolitan University email disclaimer available on its > website http://www.mmu.ac.uk/emaildisclaimer " > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email > message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET > in the body of the message. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.