A Worldwide Connection Presented By: Laura Villamil Facebook
Facebook Presentation Facts
1. Who can take this session?
Parents, staff and the rest of the community.
2. Where will this PD take place?
This session will take place at Hackensack High School in EDP (room 150) that is equipped with computers along with a mounted projector.
3. Will teachers receive professional development hours?
Upon completion, teachers will receive a certificate for three (3) professional development hours.
4. How will I be informed of more workshops and professional development opportunities?
Course applications will be posted electronically on the school’s homepage. HHS Homepage
Define objectives for the day.
“ Clock Buddies ” Activity
Defining Facebook - What is Facebook? What do we already know?
The Origin of Facebook
Reasons students use Facebook
Pros & Cons of using Facebook
Analyze Real World Scenarios- Think-Pair-Share
How can we make it safer?
Objectives for the Day
My Educational Objectives:
To explain the origins of Facebook Social Networking.
To inform the audience of reasons why Facebook is used.
To discuss the pros and cons of using Facebook.
To propose tips that promote safe use.
Your Educational Objectives:
To create a definition for the term “Facebook”.
To discuss reasons why others use Facebook.
To change privacy settings in Facebook
To propose solutions for real-life scenarios.
Introduction: Clock Buddies
Familiarize yourself with others in the session. Write their names for each hour. These can be your potential buddies!
What is Facebook?
Get with your 6 o’clock buddy. List 3-5 words that come to your mind when I mention the term “Facebook”. Can you come up with a 1-3 sentence definition using those words?
According to TechTerms.com, “Facebook is a social networking website that was originally designed for college students, but is now open to anyone 13 years of age or older”.
Other examples of social networking include: MySpace, Twitter, Classmates, LiveJournal, and Flickr.
Facebook- Fun Facts
Founded in Cambridge, MA
Founder: Mark Zuckerberg
Co Founders: Dustin Moskovitz & Chris Hughes
Located in Palo Alto, CA
Revenue: 300 Million (2008)
About 700 employees
Available in over 40 languages
Facebook: The Origins
Zuckerberg founded Facebook with fellow Harvard students Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.
Up and running on February 4, 2004.
At first, Facebook was limited to only Harvard Students
Began as “The Facebook” and later dropped to “Facebook” in 2005.
Later, it expanded other Ivy League schools and then to any college or university
High School students were added to the list. Finally, anyone over the age of 13 with a valid email address was allowed to sign up.
That was Then… This is Now
+ Facebook has made significant changes throughout the years including its homepage.
+ Boston University and NYU was later added to the list of participating schools.
+ Now, any country (excluding some countries like Syria and Iran) can join.
Why I use Facebook
To contact old friends.
To create events for social gatherings.
To check what my friends are up to.
To share photos and videos with friends and/or relatives.
To chat with friends online.
To check events happening in world today.
Why do You use Facebook?
Get with your 11 o’clock partner and discuss some ways in which you use Facebook? (If you do not use it, then explain how your kids and or students use it)
Pros of using Facebook
Colleges can advertise on Facebook to promote programs.
Communicate with fellow students, employees, or friends.
Create online photo albums for friends or relatives to see.
Develop blogs about your interests to attract others.
Easily browse for people.
Few or no loading issues
Create a Facebook
Click on Internet Explorer.
Then go to “Favorites” and click on Facebook Setup Tutorial
View the tutorial. (You will be provided with headphones.)
Set up a new account with Facebook
Then Browse through the site and view some of the applications
Finally answer the following questions:
- How can Facebook be applied to the classroom environment?
-What are some other advantages to using Facebook?
Cons of using Facebook
Hackers gather any important information placed on homepage.
People may create false profiles and not be who they say they are.
May become addictive
May discourage personal relationships
Everyone knows your business
Employers are starting to look at Facebook profiles to determine candidates.
How do you represent yourself?
Would you hire them?
What can I do?
Make sure photographs are clean. (i.e. no drinking, smoking, or inappropriate acts)
Do not post anything too personal about yourself (phone numbers or address).
Remember that potential employers may snoop around. (No vulgar language)
Other alternatives can be to limit your profile to other people you do not know.
We will now practice changing privacy settings on your profile.
Real World Scenario
Get with your 2 o’clock partner and read the follow scenario. Use your knowledge of Facebook to propose solutions to this problem.
What other questions do you have about the Facebook or other social networking?
TF- I Technology Operations and Concepts
Educational technology facilitators demonstrate an in-depth understanding of technology operations and concepts. ( A.1, A.2, B.1 )
TF- V Productivity and Professional Practice
Educational technology facilitators apply technology to enhance and improve personal productivity and professional practice. ( A.1, A.2, B.1,D.1, D.2 )
TF- VI Social, Ethical, Legal, and Human Issues
Educational technology facilitators understand the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in PK-12 schools and assist teachers in applying that understanding in their practice. ( ALL )
TF- VII Procedures, Policies, Planning and Budgeting For Tech Environments
Educational technology facilitators promote the development and implementation of technology infostructure procedures, policies, plans, and budgets for PK-12 schools. ( C.1 ).
TF-VIII Leadership and Vision
Educational technology facilitators will contribute to the shared vision for campus integration of technology and foster an environment and culture conducive to the realization of the vision. (A.1, C.1)