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The Teacher's Guide to Facebook

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. As a teacher, what should you do if a student sends you a friend request? Does age play a factor? 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. Facebook, in contrast, focuses more on the individual. Teaching Students About Social Media

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Social media for schools: a guide to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest • For advice on e-safety in schools, click here The use of social media in education continues to be something of a hot topic with arguments both for and against. So I carried out a small survey of 27 teaching professionals in order to create a baseline of understanding into the use (or not) of social networking in schools, and also any concerns over some of the e-safety risks. The full survey results can be found here. Stem Sell: F1 and SAE Team Make Science Cool for Generation Next - Motor Trend Blog SAE Team Photo Back to Article1 - 3 of 3Next Gallery Research a Vehicle Select Make Acura

Social Media in Schools There is something about Facebook, and all of social media, that makes it work especially well within a school community. What began in the post-secondary realm has spread like wildfire throughout the world, but it has returned to academia on a younger scale. The social part of it is obvious, but for elementary school students and up the educational benefits are proving to be even more powerful than likes and pokes. This infographic tells the story of social media among children from a statistical side--an astounding 96% of students who go online use social media--but it also includes ways teachers, schools, parents, and students are working together to use social media to strengthen and build their communities and themselves. The infographic features one school in particular that has begun a pilot program to test how social media can become less of a distraction and more of a solution to the school's biggest challenges. Click image to see a larger version

Google To Launch “For Everyone” Ad Campaign Around New Chromebooks, Expands Best Buy Partnership To 500 Stores When Google announced the new $249 Chromebooks from Samsung this morning, the big message was that these computers are “for everyone.” If that sounds like a marketing slogan, well, that’s exactly what it is — Chrome and Apps Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai said Google is launching an ad campaign around that theme, starting with TV spots that should air tonight. This will actually be Google’s first big marketing push for the Chromebook, he said. Pichai compared the situation to the launch of Chrome, where Google waited until the team felt it was “really ready for the mainstream,” which meant that the first real ad campaign ran about year after Chrome first became available. You can see the first “For Everyone” ad below.

Using Social Media: Guide for DEECD Employees Cybersafety is a major concern facing schools. Again, this does not only affect children and young people. Department employees in schools are also at risk of misusing social media or being targeted by a disgruntled young person or member of the school community. This is not a new concept. As with all forms of inappropriate behaviours the digital world has simply opened up a new platform for it to occur. In the context of this Guide, social media is the term used for internet based tools for sharing and discussing information among people. College Is Dead. Long Live College! On Sept. 17, the Pakistani government shut down access to YouTube. The purported reason was to block the anti-Muslim film trailer that was inciting protests around the world. One little-noticed consequence of this decision was that 215 people in Pakistan suddenly lost their seats in a massive, open online physics course. The free college-level class, created by a Silicon Valley start-up called Udacity, included hundreds of short YouTube videos embedded on its website. Some 23,000 students worldwide had enrolled, including Khadijah Niazi, a pigtailed 11-year-old in Lahore.

The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? Likes?) Why K-12 schools are failing by not teaching SEARCH Some rights reserved by flickr ID: miguelavg This past week I had the opportunity to spend a day with some of the faculty at Western Washington University talking about reverse instruction…or at least my idea of what that means. To get started, we did a little reverse instruction of our own where I had them read the connectivism article by George Siemens before I arrived. Once I got there, we then set up the classroom for discussion with collaborative note taking and a back channel chat…both were new concepts to most present.

Social Bookmarks If you have ideas for using social bookmarks, examples of how you are using them, or other favorite bookmarking sites to share, go to--Social Bookmarks - Ideas to Share "Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata." ( Wikipedia) Instead of storing book marks or favorites on your local computer, social bookmarking tools enable you to store them on the web, organize them in a variety of ways, add "tags" or keywords to them, annotate them, and access them from any computer.

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