Online social networking is individuals who have met on line and share common interests in hobbies, religion, politics and alternative lifestyles. Once these individuals grant access to a social networking website the socializing begins. The socialization may include reading the profile pages of other members and even making contact with each other (Social Networking, 2012).
The objective for the lesson plan will be to help students recognize the dangers of issues with social networking as well as the benefit of social networking.
Courseobjectives describe what learners will be able to do at the end of the instructions and they provide clear reasons for teaching.
There are many advantages to using Facebook as a tool or social network for education. The site list 100 different advantages that speak towards the students, instructors, and increased technology skills.
Although, the negative affects ofFacebook are decreased grades, decreased finances and depression, most students would choose to continue using Facebook as a social network for education.
The video from youTube is a great example of how education can benefit from Facebook.
Learning can be fun and with Twitter, learning can be digital. Twitter facilitates social media to provide microblogging services that can increase active learning for students.
There are few disadvantages to using Twitter as a educational tool. The main disadvantages would be as with any social networking and that being security issues.
There will always be the issue of hackers and privacy violators with social networking. Knowing the different issues and being aware of how to avoid or reduce the risk are part of the educational process to make social networking a more positive experience.
The National School of Safety and Security Issues helps teach students to use the internet wisely. Students are able to experience the excitement of the internet while using it safely.
1. The American people have embraced andunderstood technological literacy as the "newbasic" for todays world, along withreading, writing, and arithmetic. Technologicalliteracy is not only knowing how to use technologyfor word processing, spreadsheets, and Internetaccess. Technological literacy is using thepowerful learning opportunities afforded bytechnology to increase learning in academicsubjects and increase students skills(Ed.gov, 2003). Ed.gov. 2003
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3. Describe technology that youth are using for social networking. Recognize benefits and dangers of technology. Share strategies to keep youth safe in cyberspace. Identify strategies for using technology
4. After completion of course the student will be able to clearly recognize and translate the benefits of social networking. After completion of course the student will be able to clearly recognize and translate the dangers of social networking. After completion of course the student will be able to describe the technology he/she is using for social networking.
5. After completion of course the student will be able to identify strategies related to safe social networking . After completion of course the student will be able to identify uses of technology.
7. Have students follow news relevant to course Students can share book reviews for instructors to grade and peers to read Help to promote communication with shy students Update assignments/meetings Use the site to brainstorm Organize assignments, notes, and classes with Notely ( account with Facebook app) Record lectures and post on Facebook On line College.com 2009
8. Students who use Facebook have a 20% decrease in grades when using books to multitasking compared to more focused peers Students who use Facebook work less hours Student who spend time on Facebook are more likely to be depressed compared to socially active students O’Dell 2011
9. Sharing study notes and following instructors improve online education Students who follows school subject experts enhances their knowledge Twitter promotes the intellectual growth of students who regularly use Twitter Instructors have the ability to assist students from their syllabus to study tips Thaxton 2010
10. Allows students and teachers to share work Allows students and teachers to debate A networking tool for students and teachers Allows students to collaborate outside of four walls of the classroom Andrews 2007
11. Students or teachers may be hacked The appropriate engagement of students for meaningful topics/studies The challenge of involvement of students in social network activities focused on research, data gathering, communicating with experts, examining other points of view, and dialogue within all curriculum areas using online resources Wetzel 2009
12. Increased monitoring by young students from parents Too much internet usage from young students may lead to learning disabilities Security issues Impact on Education SocialNetworking 2012
13. Private identity information Meeting people online Security Online privacy Safe social networking Common sense media 2012
14. Internet filters Log in and out with individual student accounts Strong firewalls Student education on security issues National School Safety and Security Issues 2007
16. Andrews, R. (2007). Don’t tell your parents: Schools embrace mySpace. Retrieved from http://www.wired.com/culture/education/news/2007/04/myspaceforschool Common sense media. (2012). Safety and security online. Retrieved from http://cybersmartcurriculum.org/safetysecurity/lessons/ eBizMBA . (2012). Top 15 most popular social networking sites | July 2012. Retrieved from http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/social-networking-websites Ed.gov. (2003). Technological literacy: A national priority. Retrieved from http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/technology/plan/national/priority. html Impact on Education SocialNetworking. (2012). Social networking in education. Retrieved from http://horizonproject.wikispaces.com/Impact+on+Education+SocialNetworking#Overview of Social Networkings Impact on Education National School Safety and Security Issues. (2007). School safety services. Retrieved from http://www.schoolsecurity.org/index.html
17. O’Dell, J. (2011). For students, what is the “Facebook effect” on grades? Retrieved from http://mashable.com/2011/04/27/facebook-effect-students Online College.org. (2009). 100 Ways you should be using Facebook in your classroom. Retrieved from http://www.onlinecollege.org/2009/10/20/100-ways-you-should-be-using-facebook-in-your- classroom Thaxton, C. (2010). Using Twitter for educational purposes. Retrieved from http://suite101.com/article/using-twitter-for-educational-purposes-a287131 Wetzel, D. R. (2009). 12 expert Twitter tips for the classroom. Retrieved from http://suite101.com/article/12- expert-twitter-tips-for-the-classroom-a139534