Facebook for Education

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Facebook for Education

  1. 1. Facebook for Educators <br />Amanda Hartman<br />Digital Services and Reference LibrarianJ. Sargeant Reynolds Community College<br />
  2. 2. What is Facebook?<br />400+ million active users<br />5 billion pieces of content shared each week<br />70+ language translations available<br />More statistics here: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics<br />
  3. 3. Use in Education<br />Virtual Office Hours<br />Class Groups / discussions<br />Professional Organization / Collaboration<br />Extracurricular Organization<br />
  4. 4. Case in Point<br />I now see Facebook as part of the larger commons, a space in which we stay connected. Facebook, instant messaging, and the like keep my metaphorical office door open. And that increases the potential for real-time, face-to-face conversations that are rich with connection, depth, risk-taking, and growth.<br /><ul><li>Harriet Schwartz</li></li></ul><li>Privacy Concerns<br />You control most of who sees what information<br />Exceptions: Everyone sees pages you ‘like’<br />Recommendation: separate profiles<br />Academic/professional<br />Personal<br />Security<br />Suspicious links<br />Strong Password<br />
  5. 5. Three Basic Elements<br />Your Profile<br />Community or Organization Pages<br />Groups<br />
  6. 6. Sign Up!<br />Go to www.facebook.com and register<br />Or, sign in<br />
  7. 7. Getting Started<br /> News Feed<br /> Messages<br /> Events<br /> Friends<br /> Groups<br />
  8. 8. Profile<br />Tabs<br />Wall<br />Info<br />Photos<br />Plus<br />Edit Profile<br />
  9. 9. Privacy and Account Settings<br />
  10. 10. JSRCC on Facebook<br />JSRCC Group: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/group.php?gid=2306524590<br />JSRCC Library Page:http://www.facebook.com/JSRlibrary?v=box_3#!/JSRlibrary<br />JSRCC Middle College Page:http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Richmond-VA/JSRCC-Middle-College/434025825222?ref=ts<br />
  11. 11. Amanda Hartman<br />ahartman@reynolds.edu<br />

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