ENGAGING STUDENTSWITH FACEBOOK:FACEBOOK IN THECLASSROOMILDCKelly BurkeSeptember 26, 2012
What is Facebook?• Social networking service • Launched in February 2004 • “As of June 2012, Facebook has over 955 million active users, more than half of them using Facebook on a mobile device” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook) • verb (used with object) 2.to communicate with (a person) or search for information about (a person) by using Facebook: My old boyfriend just Facebooked me. His future employer Facebooked him and decided to withdraw the job offer. 3.to post on Facebook: I facebooked some photos of my cat. You should Facebook the event so more people will show up. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/facebook)
Why use it in the classroom?• Popularity• Keep up with the latest technology• Engage students• Promote collaboration• Classroom assessment• It’s free!
Student Engagement• Share materials with students • Homework assignments • Videos and pictures• Instant feedback • Post a comment • Questions • Chat• Invite student’s content!
Collaboration“SNS promote social interaction between individuals, potentiallysupporting active learning, social learning, and student knowledgeconstruction within a student-centered, constructivist environment”(Ferdig as cited in Teclehaimanot & Hickman, 2011) • Create groups • Create events • Chat in real time • Post comments
Concerns?• Facebook is online so… • Administration is key! • Adjust privacy settings • Keep it professional
Resourceshttp://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/08/50-reasons-to-invite-facebook-into-your-classroom/http://edudemic.com/2012/05/100-updated-ways-to-use-facebook-in-your-classroom/Teclehaimanot, B., & Hickman, T. (2011). Student-Teacher Interaction on Facebook: What Students Find Appropriate. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 55(3), 19-30. doi:10.1007/s11528-011-0494-8