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  • 1. Facebook in Jewish Education
    • Daniel Held
    • [email_address]
    • CAJE 32 August 7th 2007
  • 2. Where we’re going...
    • What is Facebook?
    • Teaching towards safer Facebooking? (The Challenges of Facebook)
    • Engaging through Facebook
    • Before and after- Facebook for continuing relationships
    • Facebook as a mode for education
  • 3. www.facebook.com 973 32-4689.
  • 4. What is Facebook?
    • Social networking site launched in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg while studying at Harvard.
    • First for Harvard students, then for any ‘.edu’ address, now open to the whole web.
    • Individuals can set up ‘profiles’ with information about themselves. They can then become ‘friends’ others and join ‘groups’
  • 5. The Prevalence of Facebook
    • As of July 2007, over 30 million users
    • Ranked a one of top 10-20 websites - number one for photos with over 8.5 millions photos uploaded daily
    • 25/26 TLK Participants have a Facebook profile. The vast majority check it daily.
    • According to TechCrunch, "about 85% of students in supported colleges have a profile . [Of those who are signed up,] 60% log in daily. About 85% log in at least once a week, and 93% log in at least once a month."
  • 6. My Highschool Network
  • 7. What can you do on Facebook?
    • Personal info
    • Friends
    • Groups
    • Pictures
    • The Wall
    • Messages
    • Applications
  • 8. My Facebook Profile http://yorku.facebook.com/profile.php?id=48904281
  • 9. The Challenges of Facebook
    • Educating youth in three areas:
      • Representing themselves
      • Representing their friends
      • Representing their community
  • 10. The Challenges of Facebook
    • Photos, videos, disparaging comments, posting phone numbers, personal information, information about organizations, etc.
  • 11. The Challenges of Facebook
  • 12. The Challenges of Facebook
    • What is the responsibility of the organization?
    • What should be the role of the educator?
    • How far into the student’s ‘home life’ should the educator dig?
    • What should be on an educator’s profile?
  • 13. Engaging through Facebook
    • Advertising organizations and events
    • Creating Networks and virtual ‘communities’
  • 14. Engaging through Facebook Tet http://yorku.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2211350089 Organizations
  • 15. Engaging through Facebook http://yorku.facebook.com/event.php?eid=2463574714 Events
  • 16. Before and After...
    • Create connections amongst participants and with educators before even meeting
    • Continue community building and socialization after an event
    • Shift the traditional teacher-student relationship
    • Share experiences, pictures and continued excitement after an event.
  • 17. CHAT Shabbaton http://yorku.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2211313920
  • 18. TLK @ CAJE 31 http://yorku.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2204845856
  • 19. SABJE DIJE http://yorku.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2242398189
  • 20. Facebook as a Pedagogic Tool
    • Meet students where they are and begin to speak their cultural language
    • Get students excited through a pedagogic tool with which they are already engaged
    • Extend learning outside of the classroom
  • 21. YU Learning-to-Go
  • 22. Facebook as a Pedagogic Tool http://hs.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1071870092