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Teacher's Guide to Creating Facebook Group for Students

Teacher's Guide to Creating Facebook Group for Students
After posting about how to create a Google Plus community for your class one of my readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning asked about whether there is a way to do the same on Facebook. Her question got me thinking : how come I have been blogging for all these years and never came into my mind to post a tutorial on how teachers can create a Facebook group for their students. Although it is not on my posting schedule for today, I am not letting the idea go because if if I postpone it I might probably forget about it. Why create a Facebook page for your class ? As a teacher, I would not want to add my students to my friend list on Facebook not because of any considerations other than the fact that their feeds would not be relevant to mine. How to use your class Facebook page ? From the start, set out clear and strict rules on what to post and share . Benefits of engaging students in a Facebook page for class ? 6- Click on skip to skip advertising options Related:  Facebook in Educationlidiacasalini

4 Awesome Facebook Templates for your Class One of the strategies to get students engaged and motivated to learn is to incorporate materials that they can identify with and use easily. Facebook templates meet this criteria and have proved to be a real success within different educational settings. Again the purpose is not Facebook per se but to enhance students learning using templates that have the look and feel of this popular social networking site. There are a variety of ways to use these templates with your students: you can assign students to create profiles of historical figures adding pictures and biographical information in the different sections of the template . 1- Check this one on Google Docs. click HERE to download it and then you can customize it the way you want.

Tips for Teachers on Facebook How to Handle Students on Facebook Using Facebook in education is a topic that is creating so much controversy among teachers. Every time I post about it here in this blog, I get some very negative responses. I understand it and I know that the notoriety of Facebook comes from highly associating it primarily with informal socializing, a fact which probably drives many teachers to sideline it. As an advocator of the use of social media in teaching and learning, I honestly don't see any wrong with using it with students. The problem is not Facebook per se but how we use it. In this regard and as I have argued in earlier posts, teachers should capitalize on the widespread of Facebook among students and use it to their advantage.

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Pipe App Transfer to Facebook After more than a year of teasing its service in beta and in invitation-only mode, a Facebook app called Pipe is finally launching this week to make file transferring easy and possible for the first time on the social network. It also has the potential to be a true game changer. Berlin-based Pipe Dream Technologies aims to change the way people share on Facebook, allowing members to drag and drop music, documents, video and pictures into a virtual green tube that looks like the one from Super Mario Brothers franchise. And here's the kicker: The files can be big — very big, up to 1 GB. "There are more than a billion users on Facebook and there is no easy solution to transfer a file from one person to another," Simon Hossell of Pipe told Mashable. "There are more than a billion users on Facebook and there is no easy solution to transfer a file from one person to another," Simon Hossell of Pipe told Mashable. The user then drags and drops the file into the virtual green tube on the screen.

why should students use facebook What do you think about Facebook as a learning social networking media for students? Do you believe in its educational potential or do you think we need to keep our students away from it because it is all about distraction ? Of course there is no right or wrong answer to these questions and each one of you has a different stance, perspective, and worldview from which he/she view things and decide what works or not for their particular situation. Each time I publish a post advocating the use of Facebook in education I get angry replies and emails from some of my readers. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already posted some practical guides and tips on how teachers can utilize Facebook with their students and I will definitely carry on proving more resources in this regard. Courtesy of edudemic

¿Necesitas imágenes para tus proyectos? Detalles Publicado: 26 Septiembre 2014 Los docentes que mantienen blogs educativos o que fabrican sus propios contenidos digitales, a través de herramientas de autor como Constructor 2.0, Ardora, Lim..., son conscientes de lo importante que es cuidar el aspecto gráfico de sus publicaciones introduciendo iconos que contribuyan a reforzar la efectividad de sus mensajes. Pero a veces localizar esas imágenes puede resultarnos complicado, porque todos sabemos que muchas de las que encontramos en la Red están sujetas a derechos de autor. Una buena solución al problema es hacer búsquedas avanzadas en Google (Google Avanced Image Search) o CC Search Creative Commons, que nos exigirán respetar ciertas normas de publicación como citar la fuente o autor de la imagen, o bien dirigirnos a algunos de los numerosos bancos de imágenes que existen en Internet, los cuales muchas veces nos permitirán hacer un uso gratuito de las mismas.

Comment utiliser Facebook en classe ? Le réseau social le plus utilisé par les élèves est peu exploité par le personnel enseignant. Comment utiliser cet outil de manière innovante et sécurisée en classe ? Franco Bouly/Flickr Utiliser Facebook en cours ? La plupart des enseignants n’y songent même pas. Ils pensent ne pas avoir une maîtrise de l’outil suffisante de l’outil ou craignent de « perdre le contrôle ». Ce guide vous propose des ressources et des pistes pour exploiter de manière sécurisée le potentiel éducatif du réseau social le plus utilisé par les étudiants. Protéger la confidentialité des données personnelles Beaucoup d’enseignants hésitent à utiliser Facebook en classe car ils ne souhaitent pas que les élèves aient accès à leurs informations personnelles. Il existe pourtant des moyens simples de communiquer via un profil Facebook avec les étudiants, sans mettre en danger la confidentialité de ses informations personnelles. Utiliser les fonctionnalités de Facebook à des fins pédagogiques

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