facebook it’s not just for “friends” anymore it’s not just for “friends” anymore
why are we talking about this?
Goals for Inservice: <ul><li>Staff leaves more informed about ways to integrate technology into their individual classroom...
so, why are we talking about this now?
<ul><li>As eSchool News recently wrote,  &quot;Educators, economists, and forecasters all agree on the growing importance ...
Digitally Speaking... <ul><li>Easily the greatest struggle that educators face in today’s day and age is properly preparin...
 
<ul><li>&quot;Either we get on the leading edge of technology or we will be obsolete in five years.&quot;  </li></ul><ul><...
Technology in the K-12 Classroom <ul><li>Schools around the country are already doing this. What we’re talking about this ...
Survey: How many of you are using technology in the classroom on a daily basis? How many of you are using technology in th...
Our students ARE using technology daily...
 
 
 
 
Sources: <ul><li>http://edudemic.com/2010/08/50-surprising-facts-about-social-media/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.facebook...
We need to Bridge the Gap!
Why Integrate Technology? <ul><li>COMFORT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For our students, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, texting, ...
Why Integrate Technology? <ul><li>ACCESSIBLE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your students check their facebook before their email! ...
Why Integrate Technology? <ul><li>EASE OF USE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The applications & platforms we will be talking about ...
Why Integrate Technology? <ul><li>ENGAGE!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using existing technology in creative ways allows you to ...
Why Integrate Technology? <ul><li>COST-EFFECTIVE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We can’t afford smart boards, BUT... </li></ul></ul...
So...how does a digital immigrant teach a digital native using technology?
that’s why we’re here...
So, here we go!! Facebook in an Educational Setting Facebook in an Educational Setting
http://www.facebook.com /
Facebook is a TOOL <ul><li>Like anything that has power for good or bad, oftentimes the easiest thing to do is to get very...
Positive Observances <ul><li>A way to submit projects & progress without paying $$ to print every day! </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Negative Observances <ul><li>One student did not have a FB account and had to sign up for the class. </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>http://www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/18955.aspx </li></ul>
Educator FB Guidelines <ul><li>Personal vs. Professional Facebook Accounts:  ACS is now requiring that all teachers who ar...
Educator FB Guidelines <ul><li>Educational Pages or Groups:   </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The group/page created should be a...
BEST GUIDELINE: <ul><li>When utilizing FB, you need to use it WELL and in a way that works for YOU and your class!  (i.e. ...
Now... Let’s get PRACTICAL!! Let’s get PRACTICAL!!
<ul><li>Create an Application (Berkley Class)  - A tech class creates applications for facebook as their projects  http://...
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Social Media Teacher Inservice - Part 1

  1. 1. facebook it’s not just for “friends” anymore it’s not just for “friends” anymore
  2. 2. why are we talking about this?
  3. 3. Goals for Inservice: <ul><li>Staff leaves more informed about ways to integrate technology into their individual classrooms/curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Staff leaves with practical ways to do so </li></ul><ul><li>We all approach subject matter with open minds & willingness to learn </li></ul>
  4. 4. so, why are we talking about this now?
  5. 5. <ul><li>As eSchool News recently wrote, &quot;Educators, economists, and forecasters all agree on the growing importance of so-called &quot;21st-century skills&quot; in the workplace. While reading, writing, and arithmetic will always form the foundation of any solid education, digital communication and media literacy are on the verge of being elevated to the same level of importance. In addition to requiring advanced skills in reading and math, the employers of tomorrow are going to require a high degree of digital and multimedia fluency.&quot; </li></ul>
  6. 6. Digitally Speaking... <ul><li>Easily the greatest struggle that educators face in today’s day and age is properly preparing students for a future that is poorly defined yet rapidly changing. While we know that something must change, we simply cannot begin to imagine what those changes might look like. Will Richardson ---widely recognized as one of America’s most progressive educational thinkers---worked to define the kinds of skills that would be necessary for students to succeed in an increasingly interconnected world: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Networked – They’ll need an “outboard brain. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More collaborative – They are going to need to work closely with people to co-create information. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More globally aware – Those collaborators may be anywhere in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Less dependent on paper – Right now, we are still paper training our kids. </li></ul><ul><li>More active – In just about every sense of the word. Physically. Socially. Politically. </li></ul><ul><li>Fluent in creating and consuming hypertext – Basic reading and writing skills will not suffice. </li></ul><ul><li>More connected –To their communities, to their environments, to the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Editors of information –Something we should have been teaching them all along but is even more important now. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>&quot;Either we get on the leading edge of technology or we will be obsolete in five years.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>(quote from a teacher in the South who is using texting in creative ways in the classroom) </li></ul>
  8. 9. Technology in the K-12 Classroom <ul><li>Schools around the country are already doing this. What we’re talking about this week isn't totally groundbreaking, but it is cutting-edge. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration of social media (esp. at the university level) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scribe posting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>texting integrated into certain classrooms. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and MORE!!! </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Survey: How many of you are using technology in the classroom on a daily basis? How many of you are using technology in the classroom on a daily basis?
  10. 11. Our students ARE using technology daily...
  11. 16. Sources: <ul><li>http://edudemic.com/2010/08/50-surprising-facts-about-social-media/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.reputationdefender.com/blog/2010/01/20/how-much-time-do-your-kids-spend-online/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.frankwbaker.com/mediause.htm </li></ul>
  12. 17. We need to Bridge the Gap!
  13. 18. Why Integrate Technology? <ul><li>COMFORT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For our students, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, texting, etc. All of these platforms are simple, comfortable & easy to use. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The generations we are teaching have never known what it is like to be without a cell phone or computer! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They are comfortable with technology & use it readily. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By integrating technology into our curriculum, we are better able to relate to our students on a level they are comfortable with, and captivate their attention! </li></ul></ul>
  14. 19. Why Integrate Technology? <ul><li>ACCESSIBLE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your students check their facebook before their email! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most of our students (see left) own a cell phone and iPod/mp3 player. Quite a few also own laptops or computers at home. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 20. Why Integrate Technology? <ul><li>EASE OF USE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The applications & platforms we will be talking about this week are easy to use and very natural for students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students don’t want to manage multiple social systems that don’t function well. RenWeb, for all it is capable of, is not as easy to use as Facebook. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 21. Why Integrate Technology? <ul><li>ENGAGE!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using existing technology in creative ways allows you to engage your students for educational purposes (instead of just social networking) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not only will integration of technology engage students while they’re in class, it will engage them outside of class. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 22. Why Integrate Technology? <ul><li>COST-EFFECTIVE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We can’t afford smart boards, BUT... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A wide range of free web-based tools are available to educators that are making digital creation, collaboration and communication incredibly approachable. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We also save paper, and therefore save $$! </li></ul></ul>
  18. 23. So...how does a digital immigrant teach a digital native using technology?
  19. 24. that’s why we’re here...
  20. 25. So, here we go!! Facebook in an Educational Setting Facebook in an Educational Setting
  21. 26. http://www.facebook.com /
  22. 27. Facebook is a TOOL <ul><li>Like anything that has power for good or bad, oftentimes the easiest thing to do is to get very black & white about it! (movies, media, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>But like my mom always says, nothing worthwhile is ever easy. </li></ul><ul><li>We need to set up guidelines that allow us to use this tool (and others) in a way that is edifying & beneficial </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study: Graphic Design II www.facebook.com / </li></ul>and like any tool, you can use it for good or bad!
  23. 28. Positive Observances <ul><li>A way to submit projects & progress without paying $$ to print every day! </li></ul><ul><li>Instant feedback on work </li></ul><ul><li>Kids are getting involved on my terms at their convenience </li></ul><ul><li>I can facilitate discussions that are actually successful! (Enough time for thoughtful consideration) </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation for BLACKBOARD & other online-style learning that they WILL experience at the college level </li></ul><ul><li>Puts the responsibility on the students to accomplish what they need to do </li></ul><ul><li>Allows me to be able to share the inner workings of my class with Collette, Latoya, PARENTS, and everything. </li></ul><ul><li>I can communicate more effectively with my students (in writing), while still maintaining a professional distance </li></ul><ul><li>Students are more prepared for in-class time because the learning never stops! We pick up on FB discussions in class </li></ul><ul><li>CS engaged in class </li></ul>
  24. 29. Negative Observances <ul><li>One student did not have a FB account and had to sign up for the class. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Option: Set up “dummy” FB accounts for use at school. Students don’t need to have an account to still participate in the activity. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Limited internet access can be problematic, but if I know in advance (and assignments are posted in advance, I have been able to overcome this issue. </li></ul>
  25. 30. <ul><li>http://www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/18955.aspx </li></ul>
  26. 31. Educator FB Guidelines <ul><li>Personal vs. Professional Facebook Accounts: ACS is now requiring that all teachers who are on FB and are inclined to either be friends with students or are planning on utilizing FB for learning purposes set up a separate account. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a school image (mascot, logo, your yearbook picture, etc.) as your profile picture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your “profile” should contain only information that would be discussed in class. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You are to immediately friend your principal & superintendent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use this account to set up any groups or pages to be used in classes. </li></ul></ul>
  27. 32. Educator FB Guidelines <ul><li>Educational Pages or Groups: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The group/page created should be a digital representation of your class and curriculum, not a page that is strictly teacher-oriented. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When setting up a group or page, use professional titles. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use the school mascot/logo or a relevant image as your page’s picture to further professionalize your page and make it more about your classroom & curriculum. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 33. BEST GUIDELINE: <ul><li>When utilizing FB, you need to use it WELL and in a way that works for YOU and your class! (i.e. just because something works for my class doesn’t mean it will fit your style. work with the tool & use it as you see fit) </li></ul>
  29. 34. Now... Let’s get PRACTICAL!! Let’s get PRACTICAL!!
  30. 35. <ul><li>Create an Application (Berkley Class) - A tech class creates applications for facebook as their projects http://coe.berkeley.edu/news-center/publications/engineering-news/archive/engineering-news-vol-78-no-1s/eecs-class-writes-new-chapter-for-facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook a Character (History & Lit Classes) - Students set up FB profiles as historical figures & characters from class. - http://mrfeatherstone.blogspot.com/2009/04/unit-project-facebook-character.html </li></ul>

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