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Facebook @ Bjec 07

  1. 1. Facebook in Jewish Education <ul><li>Daniel Held </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>BJEC PD Day, November 7 2007 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Where we’re going... <ul><li>What is Facebook? </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching towards safer Facebooking? (The Challenges of Facebook) </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging through Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Before and after- Facebook for continuing relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook as a mode for education </li></ul>
  3. 3. www.facebook.com 973 32-4689.
  4. 4. What is Facebook? <ul><li>Social networking site launched in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg while studying at Harvard. </li></ul><ul><li>First for Harvard students, then for any ‘.edu’ address, now open to the whole web. </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals can set up ‘profiles’ with information about themselves. They can then become ‘friends’ others and join ‘groups’ </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Prevalence of Facebook <ul><li>As of October 2007, 42 million registered users. Expected to pass 60 million users by the end of the year </li></ul><ul><li>Ranked a one of top 10-20 websites - number one for photos with over 8.5 millions photos uploaded daily </li></ul><ul><li>According to TechCrunch, &quot;about 85% of students in supported colleges have a profile . [Of those who are signed up,] 60% log in daily. About 85% log in at least once a week, and 93% log in at least once a month.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>On October 24, 2007, the Associated Press reported Microsoft had bought a 1.6% share of the company for $240 million. </li></ul>
  6. 6. My Highschool Network
  7. 7. What can you do on Facebook? <ul><li>Personal info </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>The Wall </li></ul><ul><li>Messages </li></ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul>
  8. 8. My Facebook Profile http://yorku.facebook.com/profile.php?id=48904281
  9. 9. The Challenges of Facebook <ul><li>Educating youth in three areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Representing themselves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Representing their friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Representing their community </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The Challenges of Facebook <ul><li>Photos, videos, disparaging comments, posting phone numbers, personal information, information about organizations, etc. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Challenges of Facebook
  12. 12. The Challenges of Facebook <ul><li>What is the responsibility of the organization? </li></ul><ul><li>What should be the role of the educator? </li></ul><ul><li>How far into the student’s ‘home life’ should the educator dig? </li></ul><ul><li>What should be on an educator’s profile? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Engaging through Facebook <ul><li>Advertising organizations and events </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Networks and virtual ‘communities’ </li></ul>
  14. 14. Engaging through Facebook Tet http://yorku.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2211350089 Organizations
  15. 15. Engaging through Facebook http://yorku.facebook.com/event.php?eid=2463574714 Events
  16. 16. Engaging through Facebook http://yorku.facebook.com/event.php?eid=5128658700 Events
  17. 17. Before and After... <ul><li>Create connections amongst participants and with educators before even meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Continue community building and socialization after an event </li></ul><ul><li>Shift the traditional teacher-student relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Share experiences, pictures and continued excitement after an event. </li></ul>
  18. 18. CHAT Shabbaton http://yorku.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2211313920
  19. 19. TLK @ CAJE 31 http://yorku.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2204845856
  20. 20. SABJE DIJE http://yorku.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2242398189
  21. 21. Facebook as a Pedagogic Tool <ul><li>Meet students where they are and begin to speak their cultural language </li></ul><ul><li>Get students excited through a pedagogic tool with which they are already engaged </li></ul><ul><li>Extend learning outside of the classroom </li></ul>
  22. 22. YU Learning-to-Go
  23. 23. Facebook as a Pedagogic Tool http://hs.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1071870092