Social Networking<br />Facebook in the Classroom!<br />By: Chuck Clark<br />
What is Facebook?<br />Facebook is a social networking site that allows individuals to communicate freely through video, p...
Tools on Facebook<br />1.  Live Chat<br />2.  Photo Upload<br />3.  Video Upload<br />4.  Friend Finder<br />5.  News Feed...
Live Chat?<br />The live chat area allows for two people at a time to communicate in real time.  What might be more benefi...
Messages<br />The message section works similar to email in that it allows you to compose a message and send to a recipien...
Video and Photo Upload<br />Both of these would be beneficial for small projects since you only get so much space for vide...
Live News Feed<br />Could be beneficial in allowing constant updates for communication and to post what is going on that p...
Groups<br />One of the most beneficial points of using facebook for classroom teachers is the ability to create groups in ...
Applications<br />There are a wide range of applications, many of which are a waste of time, but nonetheless, there are th...
Communication/Participation<br />Every teacher wants students to communicate effectively and to participate in class.  Acc...
Privacy?<br />There are privacy concerns that could be an issue, but if monitored closely and kept a watchful eye on, then...
Downfalls!<br />1.  Privacy concerns<br />2.  Tech approval (district wide)<br />3.  Set-up<br />4.  Monitoring what is po...
Facebook:  YES OR NO?<br />I would say yes.  With students breaking through, it would be wise for schools to jump on the t...
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  1. 1. Social Networking<br />Facebook in the Classroom!<br />By: Chuck Clark<br />
  2. 2. What is Facebook?<br />Facebook is a social networking site that allows individuals to communicate freely through video, photo, and messages after identifying said individuals as “friends” and allowing them the opportunity to access personal information.<br />
  3. 3. Tools on Facebook<br />1. Live Chat<br />2. Photo Upload<br />3. Video Upload<br />4. Friend Finder<br />5. News Feed (constantly updating)<br />6. Wall to Wall Communication<br />7. Messages<br />
  4. 4. Live Chat?<br />The live chat area allows for two people at a time to communicate in real time. What might be more beneficial is a chat that would allow full classrooms to communicate at the same time.<br />
  5. 5. Messages<br />The message section works similar to email in that it allows you to compose a message and send to a recipient. Once the message has been received the recipient can then reply to the sender as well. <br />
  6. 6. Video and Photo Upload<br />Both of these would be beneficial for small projects since you only get so much space for video upload. It would be wonderful for classes to be able to post under a teacher site and for all to be able to see what is going on and how their peers are doing in certain areas.<br />
  7. 7. Live News Feed<br />Could be beneficial in allowing constant updates for communication and to post what is going on that particular day in class.<br />
  8. 8. Groups<br />One of the most beneficial points of using facebook for classroom teachers is the ability to create groups in which those that are invited or accepted may be a part of. Could be used as a virtual classroom, with postings of assignments, research projects, communication, etc.<br />
  9. 9. Applications<br />There are a wide range of applications, many of which are a waste of time, but nonetheless, there are those that could be used educationally, including an app for blogging which opens wide doors for communication, which is what every teacher strives for in the classroom<br />
  10. 10. Communication/Participation<br />Every teacher wants students to communicate effectively and to participate in class. According to online sources more than 65 million people are using facebook already, so chances are that our students already know how. So why not take advantage of what they use to benefit them educationally.<br />
  11. 11. Privacy?<br />There are privacy concerns that could be an issue, but if monitored closely and kept a watchful eye on, then particular groups for classrooms should not be an issue. What students do on their own time is out of our control, but as far as educational use, we should monitor this as well if not better than our own classrooms.<br />
  12. 12. Downfalls!<br />1. Privacy concerns<br />2. Tech approval (district wide)<br />3. Set-up<br />4. Monitoring what is posted<br />5. Cyber bullying<br />
  13. 13. Facebook: YES OR NO?<br />I would say yes. With students breaking through, it would be wise for schools to jump on the technology train and use what the students are using. With podcasts, blogs, SN sites, and so much more going on, we can’t afford to stick to traditional, we have to get them where we can and this is a way to do that! FACEBOOK IS A YES FOR EDUCATION!<br />

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