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  1. 1. <ul><li>Offered three times a year during district professional workshop days </li></ul><ul><li>If there is further interest, this presentation would be offered two additional times in an after school setting </li></ul><ul><li>Emails would go out to all district teachers informing them of the workshop and requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Enrollment by email sign up only, offered to the first 20 participants/per session </li></ul><ul><li>All would be notified about when and if they were given a place </li></ul><ul><li>If teachers missed the first round, they would automatically be signed up for the next, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>If they missed the first three rounds, interest would then be gauged for further presentations taking place after school </li></ul><ul><li>The session would take place in a Room 208, which is a larger room with single desks and is equipped with SmartBoard, computer and mounted projector </li></ul><ul><li>The workshop will run three hours </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Good Morning Teachers: </li></ul><ul><li>This year during our district in-service days, a professional development workshop opportunity is being offered on the pros, cons and uses of Facebook. Facebook is a web based social networking tool that is used by teens to college professors. This is a introductory to mid-level presentation on Facebook. Besides being a social networking tool, Facebook can be integrated and infused into lessons for collaboration and cooperative learning. These sessions will be presentation based with opportunities for interaction between colleagues. Twenty people may sign up for each course. If all three sessions are filled up, and there is more interest, the course may be offered after school; depending on further interest. The presentation will be approximately three hours. </li></ul><ul><li>More about this workshop: </li></ul><ul><li>If you are interested in signing up for a session, please email me your name, grade taught, and what school you are in </li></ul><ul><li>You will be required to sign up for Facebook , unless you already have an account. </li></ul><ul><li>You must take time on your own to briefly read about the service, sign up and use the account. You may use a ficticious last name and location, but please use your first name. </li></ul><ul><li>You must email me your name and I will share names, so you can interact with your future workshop classmates </li></ul><ul><li>Please sign up a week before the workshop and try to log in at least two times </li></ul><ul><li>Please do not discuss your experience outside of when you are logged into Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have completed your two sessions on Facebook , please email me about: Why you signed up for this course? and one question, on Facebook, that you would like answered during the presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Sessions will take place in Room 208 Sussex Middle School. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers will be notified via another email ,if they have a spot in a workshop sessions and the date and time. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for your time and interest, </li></ul><ul><li>Kerri Freda </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Facilitator </li></ul>
  3. 3. Welcome Teachers! On the Smart Board, please write one to two words that describe Facebook or your experiences with Facebook .
  4. 4. A Professional Workshop presented by Kerri Freda
  5. 5. <ul><li>Welcome & introduction of Kerri Freda & presentation topic </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the Smart Board-Discuss teacher word (s) descriptions of Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A –What is Facebook? </li></ul><ul><li>Does anyone use it? If so what do you know? What do you want to know? </li></ul><ul><li>Why am I here? </li></ul><ul><li>Power Point Presentation with quiz, streaming video tutorials & some surprises & activities </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection and Q&A on experience </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Attendees fill out feedback form to be handed in that day or at a later date </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Working with Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Positives </li></ul><ul><li>Negatives </li></ul><ul><li>Staying informed </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Teacher Word Descriptions on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>This slide would show all teachers one to two word descriptions of Facebook, which appeared on the Smart Board </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion on descriptions with Q&A session with teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion on teachers interaction with Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Before this session, teachers were asked to email questions they had on Facebook, some were: </li></ul><ul><li>What are school uses? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we keep students safe? </li></ul><ul><li>Should teachers have an account? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do we need to know about it? </li></ul><ul><li>These questions are addressed in the PowerPoint. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Social Networking Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Linking people for communication </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The Facts! </li></ul><ul><li>The Founders! </li></ul><ul><li>Founded 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>By Harvard Roommates </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Zuckerberg </li></ul><ul><li>Dustin Moskovitz </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Hughes </li></ul><ul><li>Initially for college students </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>According to Facebook’s own website: </li></ul><ul><li>Social network assisting people to communicate more efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Co-workers </li></ul><ul><li>Announces birthdays, events & invitations </li></ul><ul><li>Creating technologies to facilitate the sharing of information </li></ul><ul><li>Open to anyone </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with people in a trusted environment </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>Helping to connect & share with the people in your life </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>Keep up with friends </li></ul><ul><li>Re-connect with old friends </li></ul><ul><li>Upload an unlimited number of photos, </li></ul><ul><li>Share links & videos </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more about the people you meet </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of community </li></ul><ul><li>Forum for views </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for self-expression </li></ul><ul><li>Use with I-Phone </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>To understand the language of our youth </li></ul><ul><li>To communicate with students about it </li></ul><ul><li>To integrate effectively in school </li></ul><ul><li>Second nature to students </li></ul><ul><li>Use it to our advantage </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>Privacy settings-choose who looks at your profile </li></ul><ul><li>High school use may lead to college use </li></ul><ul><li>Academic support </li></ul><ul><li>Connects people through classes </li></ul><ul><li>New online communication movement </li></ul><ul><li>Free form of mass communication </li></ul><ul><li>No Profanity </li></ul><ul><li>Offensive groups can be shut down, if reported </li></ul><ul><li>Used for advertisements </li></ul>
  15. 18. Q&A with teachers, their email questions & their suggestions
  16. 19. <ul><li>Academic health- science libraries use Facebook to create & market library services </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a place to connect a large number of students. </li></ul><ul><li>Offers opportunities for outreach and instruction </li></ul><ul><li>New user applications have been created by libraries to: </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>Reference questions </li></ul><ul><li>Search online public access catalogs </li></ul><ul><li>Host multimedia collections </li></ul>
  17. 20. <ul><li>Student as an active learner </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing information </li></ul><ul><li>Develop “E-Portfolios” </li></ul><ul><li>Collect examples of work </li></ul><ul><li>Record achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Set up groups that &quot;semi-formalize&quot; students‘ online communications </li></ul><ul><li>Document discussions & milestones </li></ul>
  18. 21. <ul><li>According to Facebook … </li></ul><ul><li>“ User privacy has always been a top priority for the company, which has worked with such organizations as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Wired Safety.” </li></ul>
  19. 22. <ul><li>In his blog post, announcing its five-year milestone, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Facebook has offered a safe and trusted environment for people to interact online, which has made millions of people comfortable expressing more about themselves.” </li></ul><ul><li>Is Facebook really as safe as everyone seems to think? </li></ul>
  20. 24. <ul><li>Any one can see your page unless you state “friends only” in profile </li></ul><ul><li>You would not know who has viewed your page </li></ul><ul><li>Information posted can be used against you in a number of ways </li></ul><ul><li>Information used by universities & potential employers </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber bullying or threats </li></ul><ul><li>Lead to legal action </li></ul>
  21. 25. <ul><li>Blocked in Syria and Iran </li></ul><ul><li>Banned at some work places </li></ul><ul><li>View it as “waste of time” </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy has been compromised </li></ul><ul><li>Lawsuits from Zuckerberg’s former classmates </li></ul><ul><li>Claim Facebook stole code and intellectual property </li></ul><ul><li>Recent controversy Facebook stated all information would </li></ul>
  22. 26. <ul><ul><li>You don’t really know who is on the other end </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You think it is another teen, but is it really? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stalkers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sex offenders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical Jokers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thieves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Con artists </li></ul></ul>
  23. 27. <ul><li>Parents do not feel it is safe </li></ul><ul><li>Type a name in and find it in seconds </li></ul><ul><li>Teen usually put last name & first name </li></ul><ul><li>Lie about age? </li></ul>
  24. 28. <ul><li>Is your Teen safe online? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 29. <ul><li>Parents need to know the risks </li></ul><ul><li>What can parents do? </li></ul><ul><li>Invasion of privacy- children give out name, address, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to inappropriate material -sexual, violent, lewd material </li></ul><ul><li>Being Harassed- Chat rooms can be filled with hateful people & damage self esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Financial -teenager with a credit card can do damage to their credit or parents </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain filtering software </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage them to Protect their privacy- Set profile to PRIVATE </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Behavior Contract- Make a contract with your teen on what you expect of their online behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain a Free Email Account - Inform them of the risk of “spam” messages </li></ul><ul><li>Report Sexual Exploitation- If they receive lewd, obscene, or threatening messages or photos, inform parents, report it to Facebook, your internet provider and the Cyber Tip line online or by calling1-800-843-5678 . </li></ul>
  26. 30. <ul><li>GUEST SPEAKER FROM THE STATE POLICE WILL DISCUSS SAFEGUARDS: </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to children about the potential risks/sex offenders/predators </li></ul><ul><li>Keep communication lines open-TALK TO YOUR KIDS about the sites they like & their online usage </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the computer in a accessible room in the house, so you know where they are and when they are doing it! </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain access to child’s online account </li></ul><ul><li>Teach responsible use </li></ul><ul><li>Find out what safeguards are being used at school </li></ul><ul><li>Law enforcement officers are using Facebook more and more to find criminals and solve cases </li></ul><ul><li>Threats will be taken seriously </li></ul>
  27. 31. <ul><li>Monitor suspicious activity/links </li></ul><ul><li>Remove friends when suspicious </li></ul><ul><li>Keep wall clean-remove any inappropriate postings </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off Facebook Chat-never talk to anyone you don’t know </li></ul><ul><li>Change password often </li></ul>
  28. 32. <ul><li>6. Do not share password </li></ul><ul><li>7. Do not reveal birth year </li></ul><ul><li>8. Keep private info private </li></ul><ul><li>9. Adjust privacy settings </li></ul>
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  30. 34. <ul><li>Pair up with three other people ,so you create a team </li></ul><ul><li>Each team will be given a problem to solve with regards to Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Each team needs to solve a problem by acting out (yes acting out in a skit), the problem and the solution. The skit should be about five minutes. Please include the computer, projector or Smart Board in your skit. </li></ul><ul><li>Various scenarios for both teachers and parents are: </li></ul><ul><li>You find out your 13 teen year old is secretly using Facebook, What do you do? </li></ul><ul><li>Your supervisor has asked you to build a mini-lesson unit on Facebook. You do not know anything about it, What do you do? </li></ul><ul><li>Your supervisor has asked the Language Arts Department to come up with various ideas to integrate Facebook. You need to work as a team. What would you do? </li></ul><ul><li>You are aware that your 14-year old had been using Facebook. In the past, you discussed both the positives, negatives and staying safe. She tells you about a person she thought was a “friend” who has been posting “mean things “ about her. What do you do? </li></ul><ul><li>Your teen comes to you all excited, she has heard from a former friend who moved away when she was in third grade. She will be back in town and now wants to meet at Dairy Queen. What do you do? </li></ul>
  31. 35. Teacher Skits & Discussion
  32. 36. <ul><li>MySpace and Facebook-King & Queen of the Prom </li></ul><ul><li>When will Facebook be “De-throned?” </li></ul><ul><li>Need to retain interest of users </li></ul><ul><li>Targeting cell phones for extended reach </li></ul><ul><li>Cingular Wireless, Sprint Nextel & Verizon Wireless allowing users to post messages to Facebook homepages </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace aligned with Helio allowing users to send photos & update their blogs or profiles by cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>New sites always popping up </li></ul><ul><li>What will the new flavor of the month be? </li></ul><ul><li>There surely will be one… but when? </li></ul>
  33. 37. At the beginning of this presentation, Each teacher wrote a one to two word description about Facebook. Right now, on the Smart Board, please write one to two words that describe Facebook. DISCUSSION How are your new descriptions similar or different to the words you wrote a couple of hours ago? Why? Let’s talk about it!
  34. 38. <ul><li>When used safely & as a well informed user: </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook can be a useful tool and a rewarding experience for </li></ul><ul><li>Socializing </li></ul><ul><li>Schooling </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Parents and teen users must be informed of Facebook functionalities for safety and protection </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure maximized u se </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>
  35. 39. <ul><li>1 ) What Parents Need To Know About Teens and Internet Usage </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>2) Internet Safety </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>3) The Official Facebook Site </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>4) Keep Your Child's Identity Safe On Facebook </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>5) How to Keep Safe on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>6) How to keep Safe on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>7) Ten ways to Keep Safe on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>8) How to Stay Safe on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>9) MySpace, Facebook and Other Social Networking Sites: Hot Today, Gone Tomorrow? </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>10. How to Stay Safe on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>11)Lesson plans using Facebook </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  36. 40. <ul><li>Participants Name_____________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Subject taught and grade level___________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>What did you know about Facebook before this presentation___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>What did you learn from this presentation?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>What information did you find the most useful?___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think that Facebook has a place in education and schools? Explain.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a Facebook page? Why or Why not?_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>What did you like the most about this presentation?______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>What could have made this presentation better?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul>
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