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Facebook in Elementary School?!?!

Facebook and the elementary school classroom.

Jennifer Ralston

on 17 February 2012

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Why Facebook? 845, 000, 000 users How can you use Facebook? post instant status updates what's happening in class share student work post videos share photo albums link to almost any web 2.0 project 50% of those users
log on everyday 200 million users access
via a mobile device post events Meet parents where
they already are post questions and involve parents compose posts as a
class after a lesson to check for understanding.
HOTS parents can post
general questions parents can post pictures
of students. Validates
informal learning. Privacy Best practices let parents and adminstrators
know how and why you are
using Facebook. allow parents to choose level of

not at all
students' names or initials
pictures of work
pictures of students
videos of students

Be sure to have permission from the
parents before posting pictures, videos
and names of students. Assure parents that the students
will not be using Facebook.
According to Facebook rules and
guidelines, you must be 13 years
old to create a profile. getting started create a fan page or a group
associated with your current
profile. use your school email
address and real name only friend or add
parents monitor
settings hide friend's
posts blended learning
It's available
to parents and
students 24/7 get immediate and
meaningful feedback http://cnn.com/video/?/video/tech/2010/09/08/dnt.facebook.in.class.ketv share websites, links and
resources with parents.
Post Videos or screencasts
to Share Tips and Advice.
The majority of our students WILL one day
create some type of social media profile.
Modeling good practice now could help to
prevent things like cyberbullying or students
unknowingly damaging their online reputation.
Using social media tools at an early age
provides lots of teachable moments and
provides real world platforms for terms
like digital citizenship and digital footprints.
Set guidelines for parent
use, netiquette. The
teacher is responsible
for moderating all comments. Be prepared to share
guidelines the teacher
is following to keep
information private. have a plan for removing
page/friends at the end of
the year and inform your
parents of the plan. How can I use
Facebook? Everytime someone sits down in front of a computer, 30% of them visit Facebook. via comscore USE
SENSE You may consider friending or
adding your administrators and
other district personnel.
Introduce them to
the group. Your group may be open
to adding grandparents,
aunts, uncles, etc. Always
introduce new members
to the group and explain
their connection. create a profile if you
don't already have one.

Professional vs Personal When using Facebook in front of your class, you'll always want to preview the page first for advertisements or inappropriate comments. creates a social environment
for learning that
encourages parents to
become active participants in
their child's learning.
parents and students. Builds relationships. Final Thoughts Thanks to http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com http://mattgomez.posterous.com http://www.debaird.net/ http://www.facebook.com/help/?safety=educators https://sites.google.com/a/cbcsd.org/facebookinfirstgrade/documents

@fb4schools Use HAshtag #fb4ed http://missralston.posterous.com/ An extremely powerful way to create relationships Allows students to share
their work with others Students publish writing and respond
to questions. Teachers can be leaders and role models for
parents as well. Parents may not fully
understand privacy in the world of Facebook
and social media. Here's a chance to help them understand the impact of their digital footprint.

We're teaching 21st century learners, but are
we using the tools of yesterday to comminucate
about it? What do parents have to say? http://facebookforeducators.org/ This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 444 Castro Street, Suite 900, Mountain View, California, 94041, USA.
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