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.

The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Professor Britt Watwood has moved his college classes off Facebook. The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators. Vicki: The Facebook scandal with Cambridge Analytica and more. So, first of all, Britt, how would you explain, in simple terms, what happened on Facebook and why so many people are wanting to #deletefacebook? What happened on Facebook? Let me first say I am not a Facebook expert or a privacy expert.

10 Effective Ways To Engage Pupils Through Facebook


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


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 […].

Facebook Joins the Digital Literacy Game


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.

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


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.


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.

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!

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.

The Montessori School’s Guide to Creating Effective Facebook Ads


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


Members of groups using this feature can offer or find support

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. 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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


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 Launches Courses to Help Adult Learners Skill Up


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.

Weekend Reading: Cambridge Analytica/Facebook Edition


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.

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

What Students Want Teachers—and Facebook—to Know About Digital Citizenship


It was on Facebook where she found an account dedicated to guessing why Jivani—whose hair had fallen out by age 12 due to an autoimmune disease—wore a wig to school. But it was also on Facebook where in 2011 Jivani, then in ninth grade, posted a video of her removing the wig.

A New Free Video Conferencing Tool from Facebook to Use in Distance Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Facebook has recently launched a new video chat service called Messenger Rooms, apparently, as a response to the increasing demand on video calling services during the lockdown. 2020 Distance learning facebook tips Video conferencing tools

See What Facebook (Thinks It) Knows About You


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?

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. Even though the template is based on the old Facebook format, and students will say that Facebook is for old people, they still have fun making these pages. Assessment Lessons Resources Tools facebook snapchat twitter

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 […].

Why I deleted Facebook and why I’m better for it

Philly Teacher

The combination of three different pandemics – the coronavirus, racial injustice & economic uncertainty – has opened a gaping anxious hole in my inner being ripe for the filling.

The Evolution of Citation on Twitter and Facebook


?How citation methods for Facebook and Twitter have evolved and will continue to grow

Collaboration Created with a Facebook Post

EdTech Magazine

By Mike Patterson Robotics partnership wins Oklahoma elementary school $50K and lots of accolades. Classroom Collaboration Curriculum Hardware

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.

Firefox Add-On Protects Against (Most) Facebook Tracking


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.”