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Facebook: 'One year later'
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  1. 1. In K12 … a year later
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>What actually happened </li></ul><ul><li>Testimonials </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elaine MacKenzie, Dan Ballantyne & Adrienne Fiander </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Connected Leader </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shannon Smith </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Discussion / Q&A </li></ul>Session Overview
  3. 3. <ul><li>Classrooms and e-communities should: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promote life long learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Engage learners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Establish a sense of belonging and support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be a culture of learning and sharing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Are built on trust </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide an authentic audience </li></ul></ul></ul>Extending School Communities to e-communities
  4. 4. Background Context <ul><li>People belonging to a community are more likely to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Return to the community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Engage with the community regularly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in the community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Opportunity: embrace character development and </li></ul><ul><li>digital citizenship </li></ul>Extending School Communities to e-communities
  5. 5. Background Context <ul><li>A recent (December 2009) Junior Achievement survey of 1000 students revealed that: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>88 % of the students surveyed used social networking sites daily </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>70% indicated usage was over an hour daily </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>58% indicated they would weigh 'access to social networks' as a factor in considering employment options </li></ul></ul></ul>Social Networking Tools in K-12 Education
  6. 6. Background Context <ul><ul><li>positive points about social networking include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>51% had used the sites to help others </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>44% had used the sites to support or encourage others </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>29% has used the sites to raise awareness for a cause </li></ul></ul></ul>Social Networking Tools in K-12 Education
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Most principals indicated in the survey that social networking sites have </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>value in education as a way for educators to share information and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>resources; to create professional learning communities; and to improve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>school-wide communications with students and staff. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If schools and districts are to develop advocates for appropriate and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>effective integration of social networking with instruction, they will need to expose more educators to this technology. </li></ul></ul>Principals and Social Networking Report (2010)
  8. 8. Background Context <ul><ul><li>Most of the principals in the discussion group thought that social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>networking and online collaboration tools would make a substantive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>change in students’ educational experience. Specific types of changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>they mentioned included: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Development of a more social/collaborative view of learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improved motivation, engagement, and/or active involvement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a connection to real-life learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Several principals thought use of social networking and online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collaboration tools would help make school more relevant to students— </li></ul></ul>Principals and Social Networking Report (2010)
  9. 9. Background Context <ul><li>Advantages of social networking in education that were identified : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As a tool for sharing information, ideas, and experiences with other </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>educators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to a wealth of information, including breadth of other educators’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capability to see an entire conversation in one place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a tool for communicating school, class, and/or district information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a tool for centralized communication in the school community </li></ul></ul>Principals and Social Networking Report (2010)
  10. 10. Background Context <ul><li>Challenges/Concerns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Value of social networking as a medium for sharing professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>knowledge. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Issues related to teacher-student social contact. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advantages to student use of social networking. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for educational focus. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal concerns. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of time. </li></ul></ul>Principals and Social Networking Report (2010)
  11. 11. Background Context <ul><li>What is the next digital divide? </li></ul><ul><li>Will student who develop networks, leverage social media tools and create a well managed online presence have more opportunities than those who don’t? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the role of education systems to deal with this? </li></ul>Three Key Questions
  12. 12. <ul><li>What happened </li></ul><ul><li>in 2010/2011 … </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>What happened in 2010/2011 </li></ul><ul><li>wifi hotspots </li></ul><ul><li>admin requests for training </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>What happened in 2010/2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Initial impacts on libraries, labs </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>usage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>computer use </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>management software </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>What happened in 2010/2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Staff presentations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>F2F workshops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>live webinars </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>What happened in 2010/2011 </li></ul><ul><li>The OCT announcement </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>communication guideline </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>video </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>media uptake </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>presentation attendance </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>What happened in 2010/2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Holding the course </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the ‘big’ conversation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>playing in the sandbox </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>how many rules? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subject Associations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>setting expectations </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>What happened in 2010/2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting Positive Uses </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><ul><li>Conversational writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sharing of poetry writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collaborative math homework support groups - students helping students with teacher support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>peer review of student created movie trailers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>short blog style writing posts with opportunity for peer review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>creating a shared student art gallery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>discussion of global issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>math/science challenge questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>secondary math course </li></ul></ul>Facebook as an Instructional Tool
  20. 20. <ul><ul><li>use of class groups to provide frequent feedback and positive encouragement (linked to our recent PD session with Dr. D. Reeves) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use of teacher fan pages to connect with students re class schedules, homework assignments, test dates etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>school/department pages as another way to connect readers to key events, related news items, promote new library offerings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a forum to discuss digital citizenship, online safety and prevention of bullying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>analyse sample situations in terms of digital citizenship and character development goals </li></ul></ul>Facebook as an Instructional Tool
  21. 21. in Action <ul><li>From the classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elaine MacKenzie (elementary) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dan Ballantyne (secondary) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adrienne Fiander (student trustee) </li></ul></ul></ul>Testimonies
  22. 22. <ul><li>September 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>We have turned the corner </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Shannon Smith </li></ul><ul><li>www.shannoninottawa.com </li></ul><ul><li>@shannoninottawa </li></ul><ul><li>OntCLC.ca </li></ul>The Connected Educational Leader
  24. 24. <ul><li>Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>
  25. 25. Resources <ul><li>Session Materials: blog.markwcarbone.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Footprint: www.markwcarbone.ca </li></ul>Resources

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