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.
More about this workshop:
If you are interested in signing up for a session, please email me your name, grade taught, and what school you are in
You will be required to sign up for Facebook , unless you already have an account.
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.
You must email me your name and I will share names, so you can interact with your future workshop classmates
Please sign up a week before the workshop and try to log in at least two times
Please do not discuss your experience outside of when you are logged into Facebook
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.
Sessions will take place in Room 208 Sussex Middle School.
Teachers will be notified via another email ,if they have a spot in a workshop sessions and the date and time.
Thank you for your time and interest,
Welcome Teachers! On the Smart Board, please write one to two words that describe Facebook or your experiences with Facebook .
A Professional Workshop presented by Kerri Freda
Invasion of privacy- children give out name, address, etc
Exposure to inappropriate material -sexual, violent, lewd material
Being Harassed- Chat rooms can be filled with hateful people & damage self esteem
Financial -teenager with a credit card can do damage to their credit or parents
Obtain filtering software
Encourage them to Protect their privacy- Set profile to PRIVATE
Internet Behavior Contract- Make a contract with your teen on what you expect of their online behavior
Obtain a Free Email Account - Inform them of the risk of “spam” messages
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 .
Pair up with three other people ,so you create a team
Each team will be given a problem to solve with regards to Facebook
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.
Various scenarios for both teachers and parents are:
You find out your 13 teen year old is secretly using Facebook, What do you do?
Your supervisor has asked you to build a mini-lesson unit on Facebook. You do not know anything about it, What do you do?
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?
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?
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?
Cingular Wireless, Sprint Nextel & Verizon Wireless allowing users to post messages to Facebook homepages
MySpace aligned with Helio allowing users to send photos & update their blogs or profiles by cell phone
New sites always popping up
What will the new flavor of the month be?
There surely will be one… but when?
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!
Subject taught and grade level___________________________________________
What did you know about Facebook before this presentation___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
What did you learn from this presentation?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
What information did you find the most useful?___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Do you think that Facebook has a place in education and schools? Explain.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Do you have a Facebook page? Why or Why not?_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
What did you like the most about this presentation?______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
What could have made this presentation better?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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