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?

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.

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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.

Developing SEL Competencies Through Technology

A Principal's Reflections

There are growing concerns about students' mental well-being as well as inter- and intra-personal skills, which have only been magnified by not only the pandemic but also advances in technology as a result of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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.

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

Fractus Learning

What would JFK have posted on Facebook? While it’s fun to think about what how modern technology would have affected the past, it’s also a creative way for students to demonstrate an understanding of historical figures, politicians, authors, or even plants and animals. 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.

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.

Indian EdTech Startup Unacademy Secures US$110M From Facebook Others

AsiaTechDaily

Social media giant Facebook joined hands with Sequoia India and General Atlantic to offer a fresh round of Series E funding worth US$110 million to the country’s most rapidly growing EdTech startup, Unacademy. Bookmark( 0 ). Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password.

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

Edsurge

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.

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. The diverse behaviours witnessed on the site are just one of the many features that provoke great interest from psychologists and social anthropologists, and many studies have already been conducted into Facebook''s impact of relationships, social movements, self concept and personal, digital identity.

Facebook helps makerspaces expand in the classroom

eSchool News

Robert Pronovost, the science, technology, engineering and math coordinator at the Ravenswood City School District (Calif.), Now with the help of Facebook and the Ravenswood Education Foundation, he’s come close to reaching that goal. “For all we know, the founder of the next Facebook is right here in the Ravenswood School District.” Increasingly, makerspaces are helping students sustain interest in STEM fields.

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.

Facebook Course Partner Raises $12 Million Series A

Edsurge

It was enough to support 300 students this summer, leading them toward certification in skills like Facebook’s digital marketing tools and designing virtual and augmented reality visualizations with Unity. The company offers four certificates at the moment: The previously mentioned Facebook digital marketing and Unity VR and AR design visualization ones plus a Salesforce customer relationship essentials certificate and a Silicon Valley Bank business and data analytics certificate.

Join the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group!

Shake Up Learning

The post Join the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group! Join our Facebook Group! Join the Shake Up Learning Facebook group to connect with Kasey Bell, engage more deeply with Shake Up Learning content, ask questions, share your own lessons and ideas, and expand your personal learning network! 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?

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. Yes, despite Facebook being a vast and inhumane company, in spite of its callous exploitation of our privacy, besides it setting up a walled garden against what I love on the open Web, and the other enumerated problems, these conversations have occurred. I’ve been on Facebook for a while, since around the time it opened up to the public.

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. Yes, despite Facebook being a vast and inhumane company, in spite of its callous exploitation of our privacy, besides it setting up a walled garden against what I love on the open Web, and the other enumerated problems, these conversations have occurred. I’ve been on Facebook for a while, since around the time it opened up to the public.

Can Facebook’s founder get full service education right?

The Christensen Institute

But unlike their previous investments in school districts, charter schools, and technology firms, this single school stands for a different model for trying to drive outcomes: the school will provide a bevy of wraparound services, including health care, to students starting before they even enter kindergarten. Late last year, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced they are starting a private PK–8 school in East Palo Alto, Calif.

Facebook for Professional Learning

EdTechSandyK

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. If you log in to Facebook and "Like" their page, you can get their updates in your news feed, right along with all of the life updates your friends are posting. Frequently, there are also great conversations around their posts on Facebook which I learn from.

Facebook’s Latest Higher Ed Push Part of Broader Trend

Edsurge

Facebook is teaming up with community colleges as part of a nationwide effort to teach digital-literacy skills to small-business leaders and others in cities. An example of an already existing community college partnership is with Central New Mexico Community College, where Facebook has been working on a new Digital Marketing Certificate program, and has offered 32 scholarships for students to attend the institution’s “Deep Dive Coding Bootcamps.”

How to Keep Your Students (and Teachers) Safe on Facebook

Gaggle Speaks

Every day, students and teachers provide information to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, whether they are chatting with friends or posting pictures from the classroom. To understand how this happens, consider how Facebook manages users’ content. According to an article on Gizmodo, Facebook doesn’t only collect data from users ; it monitors that data to make correlations about who those users are, creating a detailed profile for marketers.

Podcast: “Protecting Your Childrens’ Privacy against Google, Facebook…and their Schools”

Doug Levin

” While neither are experts on K-12 education or educational technology (hardly), it is nonetheless an insightful look into how knowledgeable and tech-savvy parents who either need or desire to maintain privacy for their families navigate public schools embrace of Google’s Chromebook ecosystem and the embedded nature of technology in many families’ lives. The Complete Privacy and Security Podcast is a joint effort of Michael Bazzell and Justin Carroll.

‘Dear Mr. Zuckerberg’: Students Take Summit Learning Protests Directly to Facebook Chief

Edsurge

On Thursday, hoping to send a stronger message, they took it all the way to the top, with a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. This program grew out of Summit Public Schools, a network of 11 charter schools based in California and Washington, and soon caught the eye of Facebook, which lent engineers to help build the software. Below is the full text of the email the students sent to Facebook’s chief executive. Education Technology Student Voice Community

Facebook Expands ?Community Boost? Initiative with College Partnerships in Chicago

Edsurge

In 2017 Facebook claimed more than 4 million companies advertise on its platform, and more than 500,000 companies advertise on Instagram. There is a digital skills gap, and we hope to be apart of decreasing that digital skills gap,” says Parisa Zagat, policy programs manager at Facebook, in an interview with EdSurge. The partnership with City Colleges is similar—and similarly vague—to other community college partnerships announced by Facebook earlier this month.

Your Facebook Privacy is YOUR Responsibility, Not Your Friends'.

EdTechSandyK

Unfortunately, we can not change this setting by ourselves because Facebook has configured it this way. Scroll below for some links that will tell you more about your Facebook privacy.) Don''t you want your Facebook friends to see these things? IF the instructions were accurate (they aren''t; see previous bullet point), in order to work, they would depend on ALL of your Facebook friends reading them (how many of your friends log in only occasionally or not at all?)

How Facebook Can Improve Privacy By Talking More With Academics

Edsurge

It has evolved into the most prominent data scandals in Facebook’s history, after personal information from some 87 million Facebook was passed along by Kogan to the political consulting company Cambridge Analytica. But plenty of other academics said they saw the potential for such abuse clearly, and that this could have been avoided if Facebook had spent more time consulting privacy experts and scholars. And Facebook had rules that Cambridge Analytica violated.

South Korean Startup Looxid Labs Set To Introduce Cognitive Software for Seniors, ‘LUCY’ At Facebook Accelerator Seoul Demo Day

AsiaTechDaily

Register Korean start-up Looxid Labs Inc will unveil ‘LUCY’ – a cognitive care solution founded in biotechnology , at the forthcoming Facebook Accelerator Seoul Demo Day on December 2, 2020. The Facebook Accelerator Seoul Demo Day takes place online this year.

Facebook-backed Meesho enters the Unicorn club with $300 million funding led by Softbank Vision

AsiaTechDaily

Existing investors Facebook Inc., It envisions enabling 100 million entrepreneurs and small businesses in digitizing their operations while investing heavily in growing and hiring its team across functions, products, and technology. Bookmark( 0 ). Please login to bookmark.

How schools can keep students safe, and on Facebook

eSchool News

Today, educators are implementing exciting technological advances in teaching and learning. e-learning and a broadening acceptance of social media, online collaboration, and other forms of technological engagement are shaping how we view education, and what it will look like going forward. Facebook can be a great tool for collaboration amongst students. In a BYOD world, managing access to popular social media sites has become critical.

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.

EdTechSandyK

Image Source It is our professional opinion that you get your child off Facebook. From Pinecrest Preparatory Middle-High Administration Letter to Parents , February 22, 2012 When I first read and watched a news story about this Florida charter school''s letter to parents encouraging them to get their kids off of Facebook because of the problems social media activities were causing during the school day, it got me thinking. Facebook and social media are not going away.

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. We deal with the real issue, that staff member''s behavior, not the technology. 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.

Simple Tip for Quality Posting & Consuming on Facebook

techlearning

Have you ever noticed a post on Facebook where rather than seeing responses to the post, instead the thread is cluttered with folks indicating "following" or "f." Stop doing that. Instead, just turn on notifications. This way the content stays rich and clean and you get straight to the information you were trying to learn. Here's how.

Why Facebook engineers helped this district build a personalized learning tool

eSchool News

Volunteer Facebook engineers helped a district create something truly personal. Building any technology platform from the ground up can be a monumental task, but in the educational sector everything from tight budgets to a lack of support to spare technical resources can make the task that much more difficult. Working with a small group of volunteer engineers from Facebook, headquartered only a few miles away, Summit became one of few U.S.

How mobile technology and facebook is changing how we communicate

Connecting 2 the World

I have also noticed that some of the comments on my kids' facebook seem almost cruel in their brevity, communicating something that can be misunderstood. After doing some quick analysis, I realized that those messages that stood out as being "different" were sent from mobile technology. After a little more investigation, I realized that the way in which facebook is being used is changing as more and more people have mobile devises that interact with the internet.

A Small Liberal Arts School Becomes a Testing Ground for the ‘Facebook of Learning Management Systems’

Edsurge

We’re a small liberal arts institution,” says Donnie Sendelbach, director of educational technology services at Denison, which has 2,200 students. “We Andrew Chaifetz, founder and CEO of Notebowl, tells EdSurge the platform is like Facebook: Students see a news feed, pages for each of their classes, and channels for other activities including clubs and study groups. Each course page features a news bulletin that looks similar to a Facebook or LinkedIn newsfeed.