Strengthening Digital Literacy Skills in Michigan with Facebook

Digital Promise

As the partnership manager of the Facebook Community Boost grant in Michigan, Celena serves as a thought partner and resource developer to partner organizations across the state. Celena’sexperience as a facilitator, educator, and administrator in Detroit—at an exciting time for the city and state—has shaped her approach to collaborating with Facebook Community Boost partner organizations in and outside of Michigan.

Facebook Campus: Repeating history misses the mark on students’ futures

The Christensen Institute

Facebook has gone back to college. It’s called, appropriately enough, Facebook Campus. College campuses were, of course, where Facebook all began. A tight-knit, closed community was core to the original Facebook. Can Facebook escape its past?

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In the News: Schools Should Delete Facebook

Doug Levin

Schools Choose Not to Delete Facebook Despite Data-Privacy Worries.” A school district page or group gives Facebook “another data point” on the users who visit it, said Doug Levin, the founder and president of EdTech Strategies, LLC. Some districts also have Facebook trackers on their district sites, which could give Facebook further access to the online activities of people in the school community. As quoted in: Schwartz, Sarah.

40 Facebook Groups for Educators

Shake Up Learning

The post 40 Facebook Groups for Educators appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Like many people, I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. But I have found a gold mine in Facebook groups for educators. In fact, I have 40 Facebook Groups for Educators to share with you in this post! If you are on Facebook, there are hundreds of groups for just about any educational topic that interests you. Below are 40 Facebook Groups for Educators.

10 Effective Ways To Engage Pupils Through Facebook

EdTech4Beginners

Facebook is the most popular social network in the world. My students love Facebook, so I wanted to find ways to tap in to this to engage them in learning. Here’s 10 ways to use Facebook in the classroom: 1) Use it to begin a biography of a historical character. I made a printable template which you can download here: Facebook profile . Here is a video tutorial on how to use the website: 3) Facebook supports work on character description brilliantly.

10 Effective Ways To Engage Pupils Through Facebook

EdTech4Beginners

Facebook is the most popular social network in the world. My students love Facebook, so I wanted to find ways to tap in to this to engage them in learning. Here’s 10 ways to use Facebook in the classroom: 1) Use it to begin a biography of a historical character. I made a printable template which you can download here: Facebook profile . Here is a video tutorial on how to use the website: 3) Facebook supports work on character description brilliantly.

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

This past weekend I was searching for a particular feature inside the Facebook app while on my cell phone. Can Companies like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap? When districts design their plans for home access, and companies such as Facebook rise to the challenge, kids win. So can companies such as Facebook further support home access for students? As I scrolled through some of the settings, I realized that a new feature had been added.

The Top 5 Ways to Use Facebook in Your Classroom

TeacherCast

You will find most of today’s young generation on Facebook. Now…Let’s take a look at various effective ways you can use Facebook in your classroom: 1. Create a Facebook Group for Your Class. Social media is all about sharing… and videos are widely shared on Facebook. You can even ask parents to join your class group on Facebook. Using Facebook will make it easy for your students to interact with you and fellow students quickly and effectively. Tweet.

Stop Copying and Pasting Messages on Facebook

Teacher Tech

Educate Yourself and Don’t Share Fake News Recently, Lisa Nielson shared a public service announcement on Facebook. The post Stop Copying and Pasting Messages on Facebook appeared first on Teacher Tech. She asked that you not share, or repost, information that you have not verified as being true and/or information that is not from a verified source. Sign of the Times? This is the current reality, adults copying and […].

Using Facebook ‘Live’ In The Classroom Is A New, Exciting Learning Tool.

EdTech4Beginners

Facebook Live allows you to stream live video to a Facebook Page or Group. You must use a mobile device (Android or Apple) and the Facebook App needs to be installed. Here are a few opportunities for Facebook Live which I thought of: Sports activities / events i.e. football matches. Here is the video which is saved onto the wall of my school’s Facebook Page which I streamed from: Why was it effective to stream live? Have a go at using Facebook Live.

Using Facebook ‘Live’ In The Classroom Is A New, Exciting Learning Tool.

EdTech4Beginners

Facebook Live allows you to stream live video to a Facebook Page or Group. You must use a mobile device (Android or Apple) and the Facebook App needs to be installed. Here are a few opportunities for Facebook Live which I thought of: Sports activities / events i.e. football matches. Here is the video which is saved onto the wall of my school’s Facebook Page which I streamed from: Why was it effective to stream live? Have a go at using Facebook Live.

In the News: Potential K-12 Fallout From Facebook’s Crisis of Trust

Doug Levin

Privacy Experts Assess Potential K-12 Fallout From Facebook’s Crisis of Trust.” “We’ve seen schools and districts use Facebook as a primary method of communication,” said Doug Levin, the founder and president of EdTech Strategies, LLC. Although Facebook is offered for free, he cautioned that it comes at a price. Blog In the News News ad tracking Education Week Facebook social networking Tracking: EDUAs quoted in: Molnar, Michele.

Facebook Joins the Digital Literacy Game

CUE

Here’s an interesting development: Facebook wants to teach your students digital citizenship and literacy. Facebook has actually created lessons meant to be used in classrooms and homes, as Facebook says, “to develop skills needed to navigate the digital world, critically consume information […]. The post Facebook Joins the Digital Literacy Game appeared first on OnCUE.

Facebook Top 20 Learning Applications

A Principal's Reflections

Check out this video for some great learning applications associated with Facebook. Facebook Social Networking Do you know of other learning applications? If so list them here!

The Montessori School’s Guide to Creating Effective Facebook Ads

Hubbli

One of the best ways to raise awareness for your school is to invest in Facebook ads. You can’t solely depend on word-of-mouth traffic and SEO is iffy, but Facebook always hits the target. However, let’s be honest: Facebook marketing can be be overwhelming for a non-marketer. In this guide, we’ll discuss the basics of creating an effective Facebook ad campaign for your Montessori school. Here are 10 questions to ask before getting started with Facebook ads.

Facebook Mentorship Program Supports Educators

techlearning

Members of groups using this feature can offer or find support

I Saw it on Facebook! Focusing School Communities on Literacy with Social Media

CUE

In my neck of the woods, the people are on Facebook , which means so am I, and I am one thumbs-upping gal. I use Facebook to communicate, collaborate, and celebrate with the wider community. I heavily promote participation in both of these events on Facebook. I take snapshots of the work students are doing, the books they are reading, the projects they’ve completed and upload them to our school Facebook page. The post I Saw it on Facebook! The jury is in.

Fake Facebook Page

ignitionEDU

While we did come across some Google Slide templates using the simulated Facebook layout, I just couldn’t find one that incorporated the more recent updates to the look. Page one is a blank slide that uses the fake Facebook layout as the background of the slide. There are a number of services out these that allow students to simulate what historical figures or literary characters might post on social media. A popular one is Fakebook.

School Supplies, Facebook and the Common Core

Tom Murray

I was the fourth one in line. Standing directly in front of me were two moms that were obviously out shopping for school supplies. It is that time of year. Three-pronged folders, marble notebooks, some pens, a few book covers, a handful of binders, and some loose leaf paper was what I could see. What struck me most was how similar school shopping must have been twenty years earlier when that mom’s mother or father had taken her to the local store for back to school shopping. It struck me how as

Why I'm Not Leaving Facebook & You Shouldn't Either

techlearning

You've seen the dramatic posts of friends who are bidding Facebook adieu because Facebook knows too much or it’s too depressing or, on and on. I won't be one of those leaving Facebook, unless something better comes along. Problems I don't have with Facebook Depressing posts Not a problem for me. Instead, when I go to the small, blue triangle on the top right side of my Facebook menu bar and go down to "settings" then "Privacy," I just make my posts public.

Facebook creates free education tools

eSchool News

Impressed by the learning environment at Summit Public Schools, Facebook said Thursday that the social network teamed up with the charter school network to revamp an online education tool. “This means that every moment of each students’ day is motivated by what they want to be when they grow up,” wrote Chris Cox, Facebook’s chief product officer. Facebook started working together to rebuild Summit’s learning plan tool for use in the 2014 school year.

Weekend Reading: Cambridge Analytica/Facebook Edition

ProfHacker

It seems like only yesterday (ok, last week) that Jason was writing about Facebook and what it knows about us. That was before this weekend’s exposés about Cambridge Analytica and Facebook taking all your data and manipulating elections with said data. And an important op-ed: Facebook’s Surveillance Machine. There are things you can do to limit the amount of data facebook has on you. I still can’t quit Facebook.

Facebook Launches Courses to Help Adult Learners Skill Up

Edsurge

In its latest move in the education space, Facebook has launched career development courses geared toward adult learners looking to get a foothold in the digital economy. And in June 2018, Facebook announced plans to partner with 20 community colleges to offer training in digital marketing to students. Saliu says Facebook now wants to expand its educational reach beyond supporting business owners, to help potential future employees at these places obtain the skills they need.

See What Facebook (Thinks It) Knows About You

ProfHacker

For example, Lee highlighted a ProPublica report on just this topic a couple of years ago, and eight years ago Mark documented how to archive your Facebook data. First, click on the little menu: Then, click on Settings: Then, at the bottom of the central panel, click “Download a copy of your Facebook data” (you’re not removing it–just getting a copy!): If you use Facebook, why not take a peek at what The Machine knows?

Facebook Now Using Artificial Intelligence To Predict Teen Suicide

TeachThought - Learn better.

Facebook Now Using Artificial Intelligence To Predict Teen Suicide by TeachThought Staff On November 27, 2017, Mark Zuckerberg announced plans—through a Facebook post—to use an emerging technology to help predict and prevent teen suicide. The post Facebook Now Using Artificial Intelligence To Predict Teen Suicide appeared first on TeachThought.

Every Teacher’s Must Have Guide to Facebook

Edudemic

Consider bringing Facebook into your class as a collaborative tool. The post Every Teacher’s Must Have Guide to Facebook appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Popular classroom tools facebook Social Media teacher''s guide Web 2.0 Want to connect with your students in and out of the classroom? We all know that most kids, or at least those in the pre-teen and up category, are locked into many forms of social media. Instead of fighting it, why not meet them where […].

Firefox Add-On Protects Against (Most) Facebook Tracking

ProfHacker

No fools they, Mozilla has moved to capitalize on the recent uproar over Facebook’s comically dastardly handling of personal data by releasing a specialized add-on for Quantum called Facebook Container , which minimizes the ability of Facebook to suck information about you from the rest of your web browsing activity. As John Gruber comments , “Firefox is now treating Facebook as malware that you need to be protected from.”

Using Facebook Communties to Empower Parents in the New School Year by @Mjmcalliwrites

Teacher Tech

What do the best parties and Facebook communities have in common? The post Using Facebook Communties to Empower Parents in the New School Year by @Mjmcalliwrites appeared first on Teacher Tech. When people feel invited and included by a host who truly values them, new relationships form and old relationships grow deeper. Distance Learning Event Guest Post Social Media

Get Back Some Online Privacy with Facebook Container

ProfHacker

Facebook is everywhere in the news recently, and none of it is good. For those who don’t want to delete their accounts, but do want to exert a bit more control over what Facebook can learn about them, the team at Mozilla have released a Firefox browser extension that can help. Now they’ve extended those concerns to social media with the release of Facebook Container. Are you deleting Facebook or using another method to increase your privacy when using the service?

Facebook Now Allows You to Delete Your Old Posts in Bulk

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Facebook has recently introduced a new feature called Manage Activity which will allow you to either archive or trash your old posts. 2020 facebook tipsThe great thing about this feature is that it lets you delete.read more.

Why you should still use Facebook ads for enrollment marketing

Hubbli

If are involved in enrollment marketing, and have been paying attention to the news over the past year, you may have seen some headlines about the largest social network, Facebook, that might make you think twice about using the platform, either personally, or as an advertising strategy. Here are some facts: Facebook has got into trouble by breaching its users’ privacy. Download some quick copywriting tips for Facebook enrollment marketing ads.

Why is Facebook Marketing Important for Montessori Schools?

Hubbli

Look no further than Facebook. Through the magic of Facebook, you can reach over a billion people worldwide, although you won’t need to reach nearly that many. Even though you can reach a huge amount of people through Facebook, you can also scale it way down to appeal to select few families who will actually enroll in your school. Why should you focus on Facebook marketing when you should put all of your efforts into search engine optimization? Why Choose Facebook?

Can Facebook’s founder get full service education right?

The Christensen Institute

Late last year, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced they are starting a private PK–8 school in East Palo Alto, Calif. Chan will serve as CEO of the new school, called The Primary School, set to open this coming fall. The effort builds on a number of investments that the couple has made to improve education in the Bay Area and beyond.

Harvard Rescinds Admission Of 10 Students Over Obscene Facebook Messages

NPR Learning and Tech

Several would-be freshmen in the class of 2021 lost their spots when they posted offensive material in a group Facebook chat. College officials and high school counselors are reacting to the news. Image credit: Charles Krupa/AP

The Real Way to Avoid Hearing from the Same 26 Facebook Friends

techlearning

Innovative educators are generally good fact checkers and don't fall for chain social posts like the one making its rounds about seeing the same 26 people on Facebook. A reason so many people were quick to believe "the same 26 people" story is because Facebook does have an algorithm that limits the posts you see. Simple Tip for Quality Posting & Consuming on Facebook ] 4) Unfollow people and groups You don't have to unfriend anyone.