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Jane Trotter

100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom [Updated] » Online Co... - 54 views

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    "a fresh batch of ways to make Facebook work in your classroom, some tried and true, and others that have evolved with Facebook. Read on, and you'll find a wealth of resources, assignments, and amazing uses for Facebook in any type of classroom."
SJCNY Trainers

Why Teachers Need Social Media Training, Not Just Rules | Spotlight on Digital Media an... - 6 views

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    Under a new set of social media guidelines (pdf) issued by the New York City Department of Education, teachers are required to obtain a supervisor's approval before creating a "professional social media presence," which is broadly defined as "any form of online publication or presence that allows interactive communication, including, but not limited to, social networks, blogs,  internet websites,  internet forums, and wikis." 
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    Great insight into educating teachers about the use of social media within their schools so that they can help students navigate these waters as well.
SJCNY Trainers

Facebook Privacy: 10 Settings Every User Needs to Know - 153 views

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    "We've entered Facebook's maze of privacy options and came out on the other side bruised, battered, but with 10 essential settings in our hands. Disregard them at your own peril!" Accurate as of Feb 2011
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    Share this post with your preservice student teachers (and current teachers on FB as well). The maze of privacy settings can be a challenge to negotiate. This post helps.
Dov Emerson

BBC News - Profile update: Your teacher has now joined Facebook - 38 views

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paul lowe

A report says universities' use of virtual technologies is 'patchy' | Education | The G... - 1 views

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    The "Google generation" of today's students has grown up in a digital world. Most are completely au fait with the microblogging site Twitter; they organise their social lives through Facebook and MySpace; 75% of students have a profile on at least one social networking site. And they spend up to four hours a day online. Modern students are happy to share and participate but are prone to impatience - being used to quick answers - and are casual about evaluating information and attributing it, and also about legal and copyright issues. With almost weekly developments in technology and research added to increasingly web-savvy students' expectations, how are British universities keeping up? Pretty well, according to Sir David Melville, chair of Lifelong Learning UK and author of a new report into how students' use of new technologies will affect higher education.
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