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    • Facebook in Jewish Education
      • Daniel Held
      • [email_address]
      • BJEC PD Day, November 7 2007
    • 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
    • www.facebook.com 973 32-4689.
    • 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’
    • The Prevalence of Facebook
      • As of October 2007, 42 million registered users. Expected to pass 60 million users by the end of the year
      • Ranked a one of top 10-20 websites - number one for photos with over 8.5 millions photos uploaded 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."
      • On October 24, 2007, the Associated Press reported Microsoft had bought a 1.6% share of the company for $240 million.
    • My Highschool Network
    • What can you do on Facebook?
      • Personal info
      • Friends
      • Groups
      • Pictures
      • The Wall
      • Messages
      • Applications
    • My Facebook Profile http://yorku.facebook.com/profile.php?id=48904281
    • The Challenges of Facebook
      • Educating youth in three areas:
        • Representing themselves
        • Representing their friends
        • Representing their community
    • The Challenges of Facebook
      • Photos, videos, disparaging comments, posting phone numbers, personal information, information about organizations, etc.
    • The Challenges of Facebook
    • 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?
    • Engaging through Facebook
      • Advertising organizations and events
      • Creating Networks and virtual ‘communities’
    • Engaging through Facebook Tet http://yorku.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2211350089 Organizations
    • Engaging through Facebook http://yorku.facebook.com/event.php?eid=2463574714 Events
    • Engaging through Facebook http://yorku.facebook.com/event.php?eid=5128658700 Events
    • 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.
    • CHAT Shabbaton http://yorku.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2211313920
    • TLK @ CAJE 31 http://yorku.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2204845856
    • SABJE DIJE http://yorku.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2242398189
    • 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
    • YU Learning-to-Go
    • Facebook as a Pedagogic Tool http://hs.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1071870092