Preconference Workshop

Evaluation

Facebook 101 for Educators

Jeanne Halderson

12/09/12, 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

Find out what kids are doing on Facebook, learn the lingo so you can understand the unique social situations kids are encountering and discover how to prevent someone from stealing your personal, school or class identity. In this workshop, you will create a Facebook page with privacy settings tailored to your own specifications, learn to use the features and explore the legal issues. Facebook isn’t going away. Educating yourself is the best way to take charge in social networking situations at your school.

Links and/or Materials:


Facebook101 Overview
Great link to watch after the class to review and learn about Facebook in more depth. http://www.gcflearnfree.org/facebook101
Facebook Help - https://www.facebook.com/help/

2012 Facebook Statistics
http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/social-media-statistics-stats-2012-infographic/

Create A Facebook Account
How To Create An Account https://www.facebook.com/help/345121355559712/

My Favorite Avatar Sites (also appropriate for students)
http://www.planetcreation.co.uk/createpic/
http://www.buildyourwildself.com/

Using Your Account
Glossary of Facebook terms https://www.facebook.com/help/219443701509174/

Facebook Settings
A great video from Consumer Reports showing privacy settings. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2012/06/facebook-your-privacy/index.htm
Facebook Privacy Directions - https://www.facebook.com/help/privacy

Recommended Privacy Settings


Facebook Lingo (and other popular terms)
NOT SCHOOL APPROPRIATE but sometimes helpful. http://www.urbandictionary.com/

Contacting Facebook if Your Identity Is Stolen
http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=798

How To Log On To Facebook And Override Your School Filter
Just google “unblock facebook at school” to get over 11 million results. - Here is a helpful one.
http://www.wikihow.com/Unblock-Facebook-at-School
http://www.easytweaks.com/2007/11/28/how-to-unblock-facebook-at-school/

Informative Sites For Educators
Facebook For Parents - http://www.facebookforparents.org/
Common Sense Media - http://www.commonsensemedia.org/
New Media Literacies -http://www.newmedialiteracies.org/#
Harvard’s GoodWork Project - http://www.goodworkproject.org/research/goodplay/
Common Sense Media Agreement -http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/parent-media-education/family-media-agreements
Cyberbulling Research Center - http://cyberbullying.us/blog/school-facebook-pages.html

Recommended E-Books (or hard copy)
Free Copy of Little Brother -
Use to stimulate discussion with kids/adults- http://craphound.com/littlebrother/download/
From Fear To Facebook - One School's Journey
http://www.amazon.com/From-Fear-Facebook-Schools-ebook/dp/B004BLK9XC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1354922155&sr=8-2&keywords=from+fear+to+facebook

Educators on Facebook - A New Dilemma
Should Teachers Be Disciplined- NPR - 4/10/12 http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=150361223&m=150361216
Is Facebook Like Protected Under Free Speech? http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/08/is-a-facebook-like-protected-under-the-first-amendment/

Current Social Networking Court Cases
Student's FB Message Is Free Speech - 9/18/12 http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2012/09/18/court-rules-students-facebook-messages-have-first-fourth-amendment-protections/
Can Schools Suspend A Student Over A Facebook Post? June 15, 2012 http://blogs.lawyers.com/2012/06/can-your-school-suspend-you-for-a-facebook-post/
Can Schools Discipline Students For Creating A Mean Facebook Page? http://cyberbullying.us/blog/can-schools-discipline-students-for-creating-a-mean-facebook-page-about-a-teacher.html

Four Cases That Have Defined Facebook Laws
1969 Tinker vs DesMoines - The Case That We Hold Social Networking Up Against http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/comm/free_speech/tinker.html
Ms. Sarah Phelps is the Worst Teacher http://www.fastcompany.com/1552283/judge-sides-ferris-bueller-facebook-free-speech-teacher-cyberbullying-case
2005 Fake Page - Principal Kept Beer & Drugs In Desk http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/13/pa-teens-cant-be-suspended-for-myspace-parodies/
2007 Another Fake Principal Page Saying He Was A Sex Addict and Pedophile (case was later reversed by a higher court)
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/learning.now/2008/10/judge_school_was_right_to_susp.html

Other Cases
http://blogs.ajc.com/get-schooled-blog/2011/02/02/students-free-to-call-teacher-fat-on-facebook/?cxntfid=blogs_get_schooled_blog
http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/03/05/1848495/students-facebook-hoax-leads-to.html

Contacting Facebook if Your Identity Is Stolen
http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=798

Points To Ponder
Principal Friends Students
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/principal-friends-students-facebook-11754823
Principal Says “NO” to Facebook
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/video?id=7412446
Facebook Deals With Free Speech Rights
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/13/technology/13facebook.html

Creating A School or District Facebook Page
Something To Consider Before Creating Pages and Groups
http://www.natlawreview.com/article/legal-issues-school-board-to-consider-creating-or-approving-facebook-page

First Amendment Rights And Facebook
First Amendment Center - http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/?s=facebook&submit=GO!

Top Apps -http://www.squidoo.com/top-10-facebook-games-2012