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Have You Facebooked Today

  1. 1. have you ‘ -ed’ today?<br />daniel yip<br />innova junior college<br />
  2. 2. What’s?<br />
  3. 3. Facebook(FB)<br />A social networking site<br />Expands real-world social connections (as opposed to virtual-world social connections, e.g. SecondLife)<br />An avenue to discover like-minded individuals to form interest groups<br />
  4. 4. 250 million active users (Approx . 50 times the population of Singapore!)<br />
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  6. 6. www.facebookeducationnetwork.com<br />
  7. 7. FB for business<br />The Pizza Hut fanpage lets us order pizza, without leaving your FB page<br />1.2 million fans registered on its fanpage in less than a month<br />
  8. 8. onl<br />
  9. 9. Ok… how about and education?<br />
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  11. 11. Singapore: Sports education<br />
  12. 12. Singapore: Malay language education<br />We need to keep up with students’ changing interest, especially those in secondary schools. <br />They are logged on to the Internet-world of MSN, blogging, Facebookand these have evolved them to be computer-savvy individuals. <br />I would like to encourage teachers to be able to use the same platforms to develop a community of young Malay intellectuals who are able to act as a catalyst in creating critical and creative thinkers. <br />By Mr MasagosZulkifli, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Home Affairs<br />
  13. 13. FB : a multi-functional tool for General Paper and English teaching and learning <br />
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  15. 15. Dan Yip’s Homepage<br />My WALL<br />a space that allows my students to post messages for me to see<br />Post updates on new assignments for students, new pictures I put up, etc<br />‘BE BOLD! Consider different perspectives and take a stand.’<br />
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  17. 17. 0923B academic group<br />Idea 1: DISCUSSION BOARD and WALL<br /> Topic: Education<br />Task type 1: teacher --&gt; student<br /> Students respond to articles (downloadable from GoDaddy.com), quotations, videos, etc posted by me<br />
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  19. 19. Student A’s contribution<br />‘…there were never times where parents were satisfied with how well their children have done because they thought that their children could have done better. <br />Such a situation does occur for me. Personally, I felt demoralised, despite the fact that I have reach my goals many times, but it was never enough to satisfy my parents. <br />However, this does not mean that children should not be compared or ranked. Comparing and ranking are like sweets. Some of it can do some good to the child but too much of it is unhealthy.’<br />
  20. 20. Idea 1: DISCUSSION BOARD and WALL<br />Task type 2: student &lt;- -&gt; student<br />Respond to classmates’ comments on articles, quotations, videos, etc <br />
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  22. 22. Student B’s response to Student A’s contribution<br />‘One point that I totally agree with, is that parents are always not satisfied with their child&apos;s academic results and it is very difficult to satisfy them with the results as they think that you can always do better! <br />Who will not compare? One illustration that I find quite interesting and useful from her post is that &quot;Comparing and ranking are like sweets. Some of it can do some good to the child but too much of it is unhealthy.&quot;- Fasha. Good good! I LIKE! :D’<br />
  23. 23. Idea 1: DISCUSSION BOARD and WALL<br />Task type 3: student --&gt; teacher<br />Students post questions online (e.g. essay outlines, rebuttal structures)<br />
  24. 24. Ms Yap’s Homepage Wall for Chemistry<br />
  25. 25. Idea 2: LINKS for VIDEO-SHARING<br />
  26. 26. An introduction: <br /> ‘Dear all, please view Sir Ken Robinson&apos;s video on creativity and education. An excellent broad overview of the importance of creativity in our changing education landscape.’Instructions for students: <br /> ‘Extract meaningful points and/or examples from the video, and discuss how far you agree or disagree with his views. Substantiate your views with your experiences, what you have read or observed in Singapore or elsewhere.’ Deadline for submission: <br /> 02 Sep (WED),2359H    <br />
  27. 27. Idea 3: Chat<br />An instant messaging application (think a ‘lesser MSN’)<br />Converse with students ‘real-time’ to clarify doubts on schoolwork<br />
  28. 28. Idea 4: FB applications (create your quizzes)<br />Quiz Creator (think grammar, vocabulary, paraphrasing exercises)<br />
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  30. 30. Idea 5: FB applications (Games)<br /> ‘Stop Global Warming’ game<br />In the game the goal is to travel from country to country building things that promote the reduction of CO2 emissions and a more eco-friendly environment. <br />At first you start in Iceland. As you progress you will be able to go to more problematic countries with bigger carbon footprints.<br />
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  32. 32. Idea 6: FB applications (PPT/PDF resources)<br />SlideShare<br />Wealth of resources for teaching and learning<br /> Upload, Download and Share presentations on your Wall with your FB students and colleagues<br />Link them to your Blogs, bookmark them on del.icio.us, Tweet them, etc.<br />
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  35. 35. Students’ feedback <br />100% of them agree/strongly agree that FB is interesting for learning<br />100% of them agree that it is easy to gain access and share academic materials <br />Students requested more content materials related to topics discussed in the classroom<br />
  36. 36. Concerns for our ‘Children Behind Screens’ <br />Is 13 too young?<br />Informal education is less effective? [more equal standing in knowledge creation between teachers and students]<br />Informal language?<br />Spending too much time in a new Third Home? [motivated by choice; habit]<br />
  37. 37. Concerns for our ‘Children Behind Screens’ <br />Ouch! I’m flamed!<br />Excuse me, what privacy?<br />7. Who are FRIENDS, really?<br />8. Who are MY TEACHERS, really???<br />
  38. 38. In summary, FB is a… <br />Many-in-one platform<br />Outside curriculum time<br />T-S, S-S Collaboration<br />Democratic <br />Responsible information ownership <br />Email: yip_kok_hoong@moe.edu.sg<br />
  39. 39. References<br />www.facebook.com<br />www.insidefacebook.com<br />www.flickr.com<br />http://www.nais.org/resources/article.cfm?ItemNumber=151505<br />http://socialnetworkingandeducation.pbworks.com/Lessons<br />http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/speeches/2008/07/19/speech-delivered-in-malay-by-m.php<br />Lim, Kevin, facebook-strategies-for-the-classroom.ppt<br />Tay, Tan and Oh (manuscript), Using Facebook as a multi-functional tool for collaborative and engaged learning of Pre-University Science subjects<br />