The Facebook Craze A Professional Development Workshop for Educational Staff and Parents April 2009
Today’s Menu <ul><li>What is Facebook? </li></ul><ul><li>The History of Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>What is the fascination...
What is Facebook? <ul><li>Facebook  is a free-access social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Fac...
The History Of Facebook <ul><li>Originally called thefacebook. </li></ul><ul><li>Founded by a former-Harvard student named...
What is the fascination with Facebook? <ul><li>Facebook is one of the most popular social networking websites in the world...
What are the benefits of using Facebook? <ul><li>The benefits are countless:  </li></ul><ul><li>Networking  </li></ul><ul>...
Safety Issues <ul><li>To keep your child safe on Facebook you need to be aware of the dangers. </li></ul><ul><li>In order ...
Positives <ul><li>Keep Track Of Friends:  Facebook tells you when your friends are updating their profiles, adding to thei...
Negatives <ul><li>No Music:  You can not add music to your Facebook profile.  </li></ul><ul><li>No Video:  You also cannot...
What will Facebook face in the Future? <ul><li>Advertising integrated into the Facebook experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Mark...
Survey <ul><li>Teacher   Workshop   Evaluation   </li></ul><ul><li>The following questions are part of an  evaluation  of ...
Informative Websites <ul><li>The sites listed are useful for teachers and parents. </li></ul><ul><li>www.surfnetkids.com  ...
Webliography <ul><li>BJ Fogg & Captology Media v6a  ( 2009). Use Facebook to help kids reach their full potential,  parent...
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  1. 1. The Facebook Craze A Professional Development Workshop for Educational Staff and Parents April 2009
  2. 2. Today’s Menu <ul><li>What is Facebook? </li></ul><ul><li>The History of Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>What is the fascination with Facebook? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the benefits of using Facebook? </li></ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Positives </li></ul><ul><li>Negatives </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook and the Future. </li></ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Facebook? <ul><li>Facebook is a free-access social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. Users can join networks organized by city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact with other people. People can also add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. The website's name refers to the paper face books depicting members of a campus community that some US colleges and preparatory schools give to incoming students, faculty, and staff as a way to get to know other people on campus. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The History Of Facebook <ul><li>Originally called thefacebook. </li></ul><ul><li>Founded by a former-Harvard student named Mark Zuckerberg. </li></ul><ul><li>Was initially a hobby for Mark who then enlisted some financial help from friend Eduardo Saverin. </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook then became popular on the Harvard campus and later became popular in Stanford and Yale. </li></ul><ul><li>Mark was then joined by fellow Harvard students- Dustin Moscovitz and Chris Hughes who helped expand facebook. </li></ul><ul><li>Months later, Zuckerberg and Moscovitz dropped out of Harvard to focus solely on Facebook. </li></ul><ul><li>In August 2005, the facebook was officially called Facebook and the domain Facebook.com was purchased for a reported $200,000. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is the fascination with Facebook? <ul><li>Facebook is one of the most popular social networking websites in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook opens up a whole new world of people with your same interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides access for users worldwide. </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals to voyeurism. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What are the benefits of using Facebook? <ul><li>The benefits are countless: </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Deals </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Job seeking </li></ul><ul><li>Post a blog </li></ul>
  7. 7. Safety Issues <ul><li>To keep your child safe on Facebook you need to be aware of the dangers. </li></ul><ul><li>In order to keep your child's identity safe on their Facebook account you will want to talk to them about what they should and should not put in their profile. </li></ul><ul><li>The best way to keep your identity safe, and/or your child's identity safe on Facebook is to use the privacy settings and security the site provides, however do not have a false sense of security. </li></ul><ul><li>On Facebook you can upload photos or publish notes. This means your child could be victim to a number of predators. </li></ul><ul><li>You can post videos on your profile. This may hurt your identity because of the things that are in the background of your pictures. You do not want to give away too much personal information. </li></ul><ul><li>Warn your child about being selective about who they include in their friends and which networks they join. Some people join networks such as religious networks just to prey on trusting people. </li></ul><ul><li>Considering all this, Facebook is considered one of the safest social utility sites. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Positives <ul><li>Keep Track Of Friends: Facebook tells you when your friends are updating their profiles, adding to their blogs or have some other news on their website. </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Album: Add photos and photo albums to your Facebook profile. </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Merge: Use the blog feature to create your own simple blog or you can merge your existing blog right into Facebook's blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent Search and Browse: Search and browse for people on Facebook using just about any search features. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Negatives <ul><li>No Music: You can not add music to your Facebook profile. </li></ul><ul><li>No Video: You also cannot add music videos to your Facebook profile. </li></ul><ul><li>No Chatroom: I really would have thought that a site like Facebook would have a chatroom or general forum so people can get together online and just chat and say &quot;hi&quot;. They don't. They do have an IM feature though, it's called Chat. </li></ul><ul><li>Naturally, there are drawbacks and controversies to Facebook. The notorious Facebook source code leak has led to fears over personal data being compromised, and has encouraged users to limit the amount of information they post about themselves, amid fears of online stalking or identity theft. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What will Facebook face in the Future? <ul><li>Advertising integrated into the Facebook experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Competition with other social networking sites. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Survey <ul><li>Teacher Workshop Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>The following questions are part of an evaluation of the workshop in which you have participated. The </li></ul><ul><li>information we obtain will help us to evaluate and continually improve the workshops we offer. Thank you for </li></ul><ul><li>taking the time to complete this questionnaire. </li></ul><ul><li>THE OVERALL WORKSHOP </li></ul><ul><li>1. What part of the workshop was most helpful to you? </li></ul><ul><li>2. What did you like the most about the workshop ? </li></ul><ul><li>3. What did you like the least about the workshop ? </li></ul><ul><li>4. How could the workshop be improved? </li></ul><ul><li>TEACHING/LEADER EVALUATION </li></ul><ul><li>1. The leader’s teaching and leadership skill was: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very poor Below average Average Above average </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. The leader’s knowledge was: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very poor Below average Average Above average </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. The group discussion and interaction was: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very poor Below average Average Above average </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Use of videotape examples was: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unhelpful Somewhat helpful Helpful Very helpful </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5. The use of role-plays was: </li></ul><ul><li> Unhelpful Somewhat helpful Helpful Very helpful </li></ul><ul><li>6. The use of written handouts was: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unhelpful Somewhat helpful Helpful Very helpful </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Informative Websites <ul><li>The sites listed are useful for teachers and parents. </li></ul><ul><li>www.surfnetkids.com Educational website recommendations by nationally syndicated newspaper columnist Barbara J. Feldman </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.time.com article on </li></ul><ul><li>Why Facebook is the Future. </li></ul><ul><li>www.facebook for parents .org </li></ul><ul><li>Use Facebook to help kids reach their full potential, parents today must know about Facebook . That's the purpose of this website and related materials. </li></ul><ul><li>www.T heinternet parent .blogspot.com </li></ul>
  13. 13. Webliography <ul><li>BJ Fogg & Captology Media v6a ( 2009). Use Facebook to help kids reach their full potential, parents today must know about Facebook . That's the purpose of this website and related materials. Retrieved on April 29, 2009: www.facebookforparents.org . </li></ul><ul><li>Carosella, J (November 2007) Porn and Violence Go Hand and Hand , Right Here, Right Now. This website is sponsored by K9 web protection. It offers information about internet parenting, Retrieved April 30, 2009: www.T heinternetparent.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Ensminger, L.(2008) The facebook craze. Retrieved April 26,2009, from ,www. theeastcarolinian.com </li></ul><ul><li>Feldmon, B. (2009). Educational website recommendations by nationally syndicated newspaper columnist Barbara J. Feldman. Retrieved April 29, 2009: </li></ul><ul><li>www.surfnetkids.com </li></ul><ul><li>Locke, L (2007) Future of facebook. Retrieved April 26, 2009, from www.time.com </li></ul><ul><li>Yadav, S. (2006) The complete biography. Retrieved April 27, 2009, from www.mashable.com </li></ul><ul><li>(May 03, 2008) MySpace, facebook and other social networking sites: hot today, gone tomorrow?.Retrieved April 20, 2009, from www.Knowledge@Wharton.edu </li></ul>
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