Audience Selector drop- downChoose who can see basic info, like hometown orbirthday. Click About and then click the Editbutton. Use audience selector next to each piece ofinformation to choose who can see that info.
Review Posts and Tags in Advance Click on Edit SettingsProﬁle Review lets you approve or reject posts youve been tagged in beforethey go on your timeline. Wont appear on timeline until you approve. Whenyou get a post to review, it shows up in Pending Posts section of your proﬁleor your activity log.
1.Under Timeline and Tagging section, choose Edit Settings.2.Next to Review posts friends tag you in before they appear on your timeline, click “on”Note: Even when Proﬁle Review is off, posts from non-friends require yourapproval before they appear on your proﬁle (timeline).
What’s Never Private?Your NameCover photoCity you live inNetworks you belong toYour “Likes”
Part 2: Using Social Media Tools Facebook Groups and Pages: more appropriate/transparent way for teachers to interact with students on Facebook without having to friend them. Effective use of Facebook in education using Groups is by setting up group for speciﬁc class to encourage discussion of the material covered in class. “American Literature with Ms. Brown.” Students can do Facebook search for Group & ask to join. Ms. Brown accepts requests and posts assignments, videos, photos, links to websites and other information for students to access.
1. Fan pages are visible to unregistered people.2. Pages generally better for long-term relationships with fans & readers.3. Groups generally better for hosting a shorter-term active discussion and attracting quickattention.4. Fan pages are visible to anyone logged in to Facebook, whether a fan or not.5. Groups offer more control over who gets to participate. Group admins can restrict access to agroup, so new members have to be approved.6. Groups: good for organizing on a personal level and for small-scale interaction. Pages: better forbrands, businesses, bands, movies, or celebrities who want to interact with fans/customers/constituents.
3 Types of Groups Secret: Only members can see the group and what members post. Closed: Everyone can see the group. Only members see posts Open (public): Everyone can see the group and what members post
To create a group, go to yourFacebook home page.Scroll to the “Groups” sectionof your page in left column.Click on “Create Group”
1. In the pop-up box, type in your Group Name. 2. Choose Facebook members you are inviting to the group. 3. Under Privacy, choose “Closed” or “Secret.” 4. Click on “Create”Important Note: If you want to create a group, you might ﬁrst want to create a separate PERSONAL page using your identity as a TEACHER. Use your school email address to create it. IE: Instead of page with “Evelyn McCormack,” create page with Mrs. McCormack as your teacher ID.
Describe yourgroup in theDescription box.Be speciﬁc.Next to “postingpermissions,”choose whethermembers canpost, or only theadministrator(you) can post.
Fill out contact information. Can add an address, schoolwebsite address, etc.Can also set up a group email through Facebook here.Don’t forget to click on “Save” at bottom of page.
How Teachers Use Twitter1. Give students (or parents) your teacher Twitter account URL. Use this to communicatequick reminders about homework or tests. They dont need a Twitter account to see yourtweets.2. Students use @replies to return questions to the teacher. Allows everyone to see thequestions and responses.3. All info you put on Twitter can be seen by anyone, unless you use the direct messageoption to message another Twitter user.4. Encourage students to do research using Twitter.5. Build student writing skills.6. Improve classroom efﬁciency.7. For more ways, visit “50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom” http://www.teachhub.com/50-ways-use-twitter-classroom
Collaboration, sharing, professional development
Pinterest and LearnistTwo great sites for curating the web (linking to sources,photos, videos that students or fellow educators might ﬁndinteresting.Pinterest is general interest; Learnist is for education.You have to request membership. Both sites will invite youat some point. (Learnist, in particular, carefully screens youronline activity.)
These are your boards,which are like categories
When you open a Board, you can see the user’s “pins.” These are favorite booksand ﬁlms. Clicking on each pin takes the user to the original site to learn more.
Uses for Learnist1. Offer lesson plans in multiple formats2. Share tips for SAT preparation3. Provide samples from larger resource databases4. Enjoy an open life-long learning experience5. Acquire a new skill or hobby using virtual tutorials6. Share innovative ideas to improve student’s learningenvironment7. Use technology in the classroom to make history fun8. Share new approaches to teaching