Facebook as an Instructional Technology Tool Can the wildly popular social network be used constructively in the classroom? This student’s story says it can. Yesterday, student Kristen Nicole Cardon submitted a comment in response to my post 5 Reasons Why Educators Need To Embrace Internet Technologies in which she explained how she used Facebook in a course she took. I really appreciated her well stated discussion of how Facebook was used in the course and how the approach succeeded (slightly edited in the following excerpt). “In my British Literary History course last winter semester, my professor created a class facebook group which we all joined. We’d finish our reading for class and then get online and write a paragraph about what we’d read, focusing our comments on the specific course aims that my professor had created for the class. This way of conducting class was effective because: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. We shouldn’t discount facebook when it has proven to be a worthwhile classroom tool. About Kelly Walsh Print This Post
Teachers Guide on The Use of Wikis in Education Here are some platforms where you can start your wiki for free. They are among the best available for teachers : 1- Wikispaces : This is a free wiki host providing community wiki spaces, visual page editing, and discussion areas. It is my favourite platform and it is the first one I would recommend you try for your class. 2- PBworks This is another great wiki hosting platform that lets anyone sign up and create a new wiki but the free version is ad-supported. Examples of Educational Wikis 1- Classroom Wikis 2- Student Created Wikis 3- Higher-Ed Wikis 4- Group Project Wikis 5- Global Connections Wikis 6- PTO Wikis 7- Teacher Peer Wikis Wiki video tutorials: 1- How to Build an Educational Wiki 2- Using Wikis in The Classroom
Facebook-kirjoitukset eivät ole vapaata riistaa Vapaata riistaa. Näin voisi tiivistää Julkisen sanan neuvoston puheenjohtajan Risto Uimosen linjauksen sosiaalisesta mediasta. Jos se on Facebookissa, toimittaja voi sitä lainata. Linjaus on ongelmallinen, sillä se ei heijasta Facebookin käyttäjien tapaa käyttää palvelua. Uimonen teki linjauksen JSN:n blogissa kesäkuussa. Kirjoituksessaan hän määritteli Facebookin näin: ”Facebook on paitsi yhteydenpitoverkosto myös julkaisualusta.” Jos Facebook on julkaisualusta, sitä koskevat kustantamisen lait ja pelisäännöt. Ehkä siksi, että tämä linjaus tekee työstämme helpompaa. Vaarana kuitenkin on, että tässä kilpailussa kärsijöiksi jäävät ne jopa puolitoista miljoonaa suomalaista, jotka käyttävät Facebookia viikottain. Facebook ilmoittaa käyttöehdoissaan kohtelevansa palvelussa jaettua sisältöä eri tavoin riippuen siitä, onko käyttäjä luokitellut sen julkiseksi vai jakanut sen vain Facebook-ystävilleen – riippumatta siitä, kuinka paljon tai vähän näitä ystäviä on.
An Identity Crisis: When Students See Themselves As Digital An Identity Crisis: When Students See Themselves As Digital by Terry Heick Students that have more control than ever over their own identity have, unsurprisingly, lost control of that identity. Coldly, and as a matter of “settings,” they are able to dictate when, how, where, and by whom they are seen. The Quantification Of A Person If you tweet something, and no one RTs or favorites, did you really say anything at all? Students define themselves through rejection and assimilation, just like adults. In lieu of the little wiggling and well-endowed app icons, students today are in a rough place. Before the normalization of technology-addiction and the fetishization of being “connected,” that identity was more of a novel function or complementary tool than living space. By the quantification and commodification of a student’s “identity,” that identity becomes other. Digital Identity Is Packaged Identity How students see themselves is the starting point for learning. Aha!
Facebook Friending 101 for Schools Facebook has added an incredible complexity to our lives and relationships for one simple reason: it is in writing. The courts have always put things "in writing" in higher esteem above word of mouth. Now that we are inundated with video, text, and photographs and a set of complex relationships - we end up with things "in writing" that are distributed far beyond our true "friends" into places that get us in trouble. I don't have all the answers but am wrestling with this problem and want to lay out the facts so you and I can become co-travelers on this journey. I speak from experience, however, having two significant experiences under my belt with the school in this arena, know that there are things that I cannot say about situations that come in out what I share. It can happen because it DOES. In "the South" we are taught to be friendly from the moment our Mom's tell us as a drooling tot to "say hello because he just said hello to you." Wrong. Let's get this straight.
The Teacher's Guide to Facebook Facebook is the world's largest social network, reaching 1 billion active users at the beginning of October. People across the globe use Facebook to connect with old friends, share news about their lives and even to maximize their brand's social reach. SEE ALSO: The Beginner's Guide to Facebook In its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, Facebook lists a minimum age requirement of 13, which means that more and more students in high school and college are signing up for the social network. We spoke with teachers, professors and other education professionals about best Facebook practices to help answer these questions and more. Understanding Facebook's Atmosphere Each social platform exhibits a preexisting tone or atmosphere, and Facebook has a large focus on personal, one-on-one interactions. Bree McEwan, an assistant professor of communication at Western Illinois University, says that it's important for educators to consider each platform when using social media. Using Facebook Pages
Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web When Reuben Loewy took up his first teaching gig in 2012, he had a major revelation: The digital revolution has dramatically transformed the way that kids perceive reality. Perhaps that makes the 55-year-old teacher sound like a dinosaur. What he discovered is, after all, one of the most obvious realities shaping education policy and parenting guides today. But, as Loewy will clarify, his revelation wasn’t simply that technology is overhauling America’s classrooms and redefining childhood and adolescence. Rather, he was hit with the epiphany that efforts in schools to embrace these shifts are, by and large, focusing on the wrong objectives: equipping kids with fancy gadgets and then making sure the students use those gadgets appropriately and effectively. Educational institutions across the board are certainly embracing (or at least acknowledging) the digital revolution, adopting cutting-edge classroom technology and raising awareness about the perils and possibilities of the Internet.
Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education Overview We have devised an interactive curriculum aimed to support teachers of secondary students (approximately ages 13-17). The curriculum helps educate students on topics like: YouTube’s policies How to report content on YouTube How to protect their privacy online How to be responsible YouTube community members How to be responsible digital citizens We hope that students and educators gain useful skills and a holistic understanding about responsible digital citizenship, not only on YouTube, but in all online activity. Lessons in English Below is a list of lessons, and the recommended flow for delivery. Or you can download the Full Teacher's Guide or the Full Set of Slides in PDF. Lessons in Additional Languages Below is a list of lessons and resources in additional languages beyond English: Learn more To learn more visit the Classroom videos page of this website, where you can find links to information on:
Les 3 principes de Facebook Les 3 principes de Facebook En tant que Community Manager, vous serez peut être (si vous travaillez en tant que Freelance ou en agence) amené à vous vendre à vos clients. Nous allons faire un point sur la partie réservée à Facebook du Community Manager : il existe en effet 3 grands axes à développer pour bien illustrer au client les possibilités offertes par le réseau social de plus de 900.000 individus. Le Community Management Par ce terme, il est ici question de la création d’une page Facebook, de sa croissance en terme de fans, de son animation en terme de publications, de jeux concours, etc. A ajouter à toute la partie management de communauté, vous avez également la création d’onglets personnalisés. Vous pouvez en plus gérer toute la partie partenariats avec les pages qui vous ressemblent. Les campagnes ciblées Facebook vous propose de pouvoir effectuer des campagnes de publicités. L’Open Graph Marion a écouté You Can’t Hurry Love de Phil Collins sur Deezer. Kevin Poudoulec - Fondateur
How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School Produced in collaboration with Facebook. Social media is fast becoming as ubiquitous as the air we breathe. In recent months, many schools and districts around the country have taken steps to create social media policies and guidelines for their students and staff. In my work with several districts to draft these documents, I have seen many approaches that work well, and some that don't. That said, there is no silver bullet for administrators; every school, district, and state has a different set of circumstances. With that in mind, here are some steps that will help you determine the best approach for your own community. 2. This team should include educators who use social media in the classroom and those who do not. This team should be open and transparent in all their conversations and decision making, and be clear about their shared goal. Questions for ReflectionDoes everyone on the team share the same goal?