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

Creative Lessons with Fake Texts, Tweets, Facebook Pages and More

Fractus Learning

What would JFK have posted on Facebook? Facebook. I’ve found a number of Fake Facebook generators, but the most reliable and easiest to use is actually a “FakeBook” Google Slides template. Assessment Lessons Resources Tools facebook snapchat twitter

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Fake Facebook Page


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.

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

A Must Read Facebook Guide for Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 19, 2015 Admittedly, the use of Facebook in education is a contentious topic that raises a lot of controversy and debate among educators. facebook tips Some view it as irrelevant social media platform to more.

2 Important Facebook Tips for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July 21, 2015 Facebook is one of the most popular social networking platform among teens and students. From socializing to organizing study groups, Facebook has been of tremendous help to more. facebook tips

Dear Facebook, We Need to Talk

The Daring Librarian

For my web presence I felt that I had to be on FaceBook but I didn''t have to like it. I hope Facebook you don''t mind.but really? So what kind of relationship do you have with the Facebooks? dear facebook facebook fb google plus myspace privacy issues tom anderson twitter

The drama of Facebook

Learning with 'e's

The world''s largest and most successful social network, Facebook - celebrated its tenth anniversary in February 2014. Facebook is a social phenomenon that cannot be ignored. One social anthropologist in particular might have had a great deal to say about the Facebook effect.

Every Teacher’s Must Have Guide to Facebook


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 […].

Facebook Addiction and GPA

Wired Campus

Facebook is a tempting distraction. Facebook designed the site to make me feel that way. If professionals, and even some professors, have a hard time resisting the lure of Facebook, then what chance do 18-year-olds have? A study of Facebook activity and grade-point averages suggests that students may learn to regulate their use of Facebook, both as a distraction from coursework and in their free time, as they move through college.

Why is Facebook Marketing Important for Montessori Schools?


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. Why should you focus on Facebook marketing when you should put all of your efforts into search engine optimization?

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.


Image Source It is our professional opinion that you get your child off Facebook. But is asking parents to get their children off of Facebook the answer? At least most parents and school faculty/staff are on Facebook and have an awareness of how it works and what is going on there.

Professor Says Facebook Can Help Informal Learning

Wired Campus

Who says Facebook is always a distraction? Greenhow, very little has been studied about informal online contexts and social networks, like Facebook applications.

Is Facebook the New School Web Page?

EdTech Magazine

By Matt Renwick The popular social media site has revolutionized how some schools communicate with students and parents. Classroom Curriculum Internet Online Learning Social Media

Join the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group!

Shake Up Learning

The post Join the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group! Join our Facebook Group! I just joined the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group! The post Join the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready to Shake Up Learning in 2017?

Facebook Teams Up with California Charter Schools

EdTech Magazine

By Melissa Delaney Founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife, Priscilla Chan, tour the school and begin collaboration on personalized learning project. Classroom Curriculum Learning Management Software

Two Good Google Drive Templates to Create Fake Facebook Pages

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 5, 2015 Today we are sharing with you two interesting Google Docs templates that students can use to create fake Facebook pages for a famous literary character or historical figure. facebook templates This is more.

Guidelines for Setting Up a Facebook Page for Your School

The Innovative Educator

Note: Following this process you will not need to set up a Facebook profile for the page you are administering

Facebook Moves Into K-12 Arena Through Partnership With Charter Network

Marketplace K-12

The giant social-media company Facebook is partnering with the Summit charter school network to refine a tech-based "personalized learning" platform.

Facebook Donates $15M to to Diversify Computer Science Education


Looking to diversify its portfolio of charities and its workforce at the same time, Facebook has pledged $15 million over the next five years to , a nonprofit working to expand the availability of computer science (CS) education. While Partovi wouldn’t clarify if this donation was the largest had ever received, he did say that it “puts Facebook into a small circle of our largest donors.”

The Top 5 Ways to Use Facebook in Your Classroom


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.

How to Embed a Facebook Post Into Your Blog

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for embedding that Facebook post too good not to share on your blog. Check out the original Facebook post here and the final blog post here. blogging Embedding Facebook Quick Tech TipsHere's a quick demo (<1min.)

5 Best Practices to Consider When Using Facebook with Students

The Innovative Educator

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Laurene Powell Jobs Invest in Company Focused on ELLs

Marketplace K-12

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and the widow of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs are among the investors providing $6.4 The Facebook co-founder has shown a particular interest in efforts to use technology aimed at cultivating “personalized learning,” a goal shared by many educators and ed-tech companies, even if their aspirations are often vaguely defined. See also: Facebook Moves Into K-12 Arena With Parntership With Charter Network.

Microsoft, Facebook Join Coalition Pushing for Coding in Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Hot on the heels of a nationwide plan to bring computer science to more schools, a coalition of more than 60 organizations has formed to lobby for funding and policies for the endeavor. Classroom STEM

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


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. The jury is in.

The trick to making your Facebook group an overnight sensation

The Innovative Educator

Read on and you’ll earn how anyone can start a Facebook group and gain thousands of members overnight. Facebook in education

How to change your Facebook administrator from a personal to professional account

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators know it''s not a great idea to use your personal account to administrate Facebook pages or groups that you are using for your school i.e. school page, library page, sports page. This person must currently "Like" the Facebook page to be added. Facebook in education

Parallel webs: actually having good discussions on Facebook

Bryan Alexander

I’m writing this post with some embarrassment, because these discussions have occurred on Facebook. I’ve been on Facebook for a while, since around the time it opened up to the public. Back to the present: given the problems gestured at above, why am I still in Facebook?

What Does Facebook Think It Knows About You?


Audrey Watters shared this link to a ProPublica Series, Machine Bias , with a post on understanding Facebook and all that they know about us. I was particularly interested in the Chrome plugin that lets you know what Facebook thinks you like. Rub it in, Facebook.

How to set tagging permissions on Facebook

The Innovative Educator

Facebook in education social media in education When working with innovative educators, I advise them to set tagging permissions that require them to review photos and posts before they accept the tag.

Don’t be fooled on Facebook

The Innovative Educator

This week a relative of mine, who is a senior citizen, friend-requested me on Facebook. Facebook in education Not only do I love to see more and more seniors connecting online, I also love that this provides further opportunity for generations to share their lives. Especially these days when families tend to have busy lives and be spread out. The relative was a cousin who I don’t see much beyond big family gatherings like weddings and funerals. The next day she messaged me.

10 ways to get more likes and engage members on your Facebook page

The Innovative Educator

So, you’ve started a Facebook page. However, Facebook is no fun unless there are others there with you. Here are ten things you can do to drive members to your Facebook page today. Facebook in education social media in education Congrats!

9 Keys For Successfully Using Facebook to Connect Educators: #ISTE17 Presentation

The Innovative Educator

This year at #ISTE17 I had the opportunity to share with those at conference, and those around the world (via livestream), nine keys we’ve discovered from years of moderating a powerful group for #NYCSchoolsTech educators on Facebook.

Facebook Released A New Feature Called Group Video Chat

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

December 24, 2016 Facebook has recently released an interesting new feature called ‘group video chat’. facebook tipsIt works almost the same way as Skype’s video chat. With this new update, Messenger users more.

Google, Facebook, Amazon Among Tech Titans Committing $300 Million to K-12 Computer Science


Facebook: $50 million. Spokepeople from Amazon and Facebook did not offer details about how their dollars would be spent. A gaggle of technology companies joined Ivanka Trump in Detroit this morning to commit more than $300 million to K-12 computer science education programs. According to the Internet Association, a lobbying group for the industry, the following companies will donate the following amounts during the next five years: Accenture: more than $10 million.

3 Easy Things to Do with Your School or District's Facebook Page

The 21st Century Principal

The negative press about educators'' indescretions in Facebook posting is enough to send the 21st century school leader running in the opposite direction when someone talks about engaging in the use that media for school communication. But once a school leader gets beyond the fear, there are three good reasons to use Facebook to communicate with the larger community and the world. Facebook is the perfect medium to announce what is happening in your school or district.

Digital Promise Works with Facebook to Launch Digital Skills Micro-credentials for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

Digital Promise worked with Facebook to create a set of micro-credentials (a form of digital badges) focused on helping adults in the workforce learn these “middle” skills in the area of digital marketing. The first set of workshops – Social Media Marketing from Facebook will roll out today with local partner Grand Circus, a Michigan coding and IT bootcamp provider. Marketing with Facebook Pages. Marketing with Facebook Ads. Digital skills are in high demand.

A secret Facebook group for encouraging teachers

The Cornerstone Blog

But there’s a setting for Facebook groups called “secret,” which means no one outside the group can read what’s posted there. And that means the Encouraging Teachers Facebook group is a private, closed space for sharing teaching ideas and collaborating.

Facebook for Professional Learning


Are you also leveraging Facebook for your professional learning? Many of the educators and educational organizations you follow through Twitter or on blogs are also maintaining pages on Facebook. Here are a few of the pages I follow on Facebook for professional and technology learning.