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Freshman Assembly 2011

This video was shown to New Canaan High School (CT) freshmen on their first day of high school at New Canaan High School on September 6, 2011. We call it the We Trust You! video

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5 Tips To Make Your iPhone More Useful by Bryan M. Wolfe

5 Tips To Make Your iPhone More Useful by Bryan M. Wolfe | Facebook in the Classroom | Scoop.it
by Bryan M. Wolfe

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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invisible-influence.info

invisible-influence.info | Facebook in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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In order to develop and hone visual literacy skills among learners, students used Facebook to create a collaborative eBook about visual media. 

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We Trust You 2012

This video was shown to freshmen on their first day of high school at New Canaan High School on August 28, 20121. This was shown in lieu of opening remarks f...
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Open letter to Westport (CT) Board of Education and Superintendent Elliott Landon

Open letter to Westport (CT) Board of Education and Superintendent Elliott Landon | Facebook in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Open letter to Westport Board of education regarding a policy that prohibits teachers from friending students.

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Not Letting Teachers “Friend” & “Follow” Kids Online? Think Twice!

Not Letting Teachers “Friend” & “Follow” Kids Online? Think Twice! | Facebook in the Classroom | Scoop.it

This is cross posted from Bibliotech.me. In this post, author Michelle Luhtala explains why it is important for teachers to have the right to friend students on Facebook, if they choose to.

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The Innovative Educator: When we block social media we block learning

The Innovative Educator: When we block social media we block learning | Facebook in the Classroom | Scoop.it

At New Canaan High School students have the freedom to learn using tools they love and the websites they need to be most successful. One of the two freedoms were taken away from them in honor of “Banned Websites Awareness Day.” On that day students were blocked from using the sites they commonly use for learning and collaborating such as YouTube and Facebook. Not having the ability to use the tools necessary for success in the real world for learning at school deeply interfered with their ability to get the education they deserved. It really drove home the fact that the young men and women at this school were fortunate to go to school in a place that trusts and respects young people.

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How we use Facebook in the Classroom

How we use Facebook in the Classroom | Facebook in the Classroom | Scoop.it

I was asked to provide screenshots of students and teachers interacting on Facebook. Here they are.

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Research log rubric

Research log rubric | Facebook in the Classroom | Scoop.it

This rubric guides students as they contribute to their collaborative research logs on Facebook. This is where students post their topics, keywords and sources, but they are also evaluated on growth, continutity, contribution

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Freshman Assembly 2011

This video was shown to New Canaan High School (CT) freshmen on their first day of high school at New Canaan High School on September 6, 2011. We call it the We Trust You! video

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NCHS Courant » Blog Archive » Social media’s newfound home inside the classroom

NCHS Courant » Blog Archive » Social media’s newfound home inside the classroom | Facebook in the Classroom | Scoop.it

"Students must recognize and understand the responsibility that comes with social media and the benefits the sites can offer. “We want kids to become really excellent citizens whether it be virtually or face to face, and the only way we can actual teach, model and enforce that, is if we are there with them in their social media life," she said."

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Teachers and Students Mark Banned Websites Awareness Day

Teachers and Students Mark Banned Websites Awareness Day | Facebook in the Classroom | Scoop.it
New Canaan High School, in Connecticut, cut off all access to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter just for the day to show solidarity with schools without access.

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The Internet, Michael said, has “made cooperation and collaboration inside and outside of class much better and faster,” adding, “It’s really has become an integral part of education.”

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Facebook and education

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"Right now, as far as I can tell, it plays out very well," he said. "Kids go where they are supposed to go and do what they are supposed to do when they are supposed to do it. It doesn't seem to interfere. So it is exciting to see adolescents stepping up in a responsible way with the freedom that they have"

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7 of The Best YouTube Channels for Kids

7 of The Best YouTube Channels for Kids | Facebook in the Classroom | Scoop.it
March 6, 2015
Finding kids appropriate video content online is usually an arduous task especially when it comes to browsing a video library such as YouTube that contains millions of unfiltered...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 10, 2015 3:52 PM

While we wait for YouTube for Kids to go live, here are some excellent sources of kid-friendly videos including National Geographic, MinutePhysics, and Sesame Street.

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How Recruiters Use Social Networks to Screen Candidates [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Recruiters Use Social Networks to Screen Candidates [INFOGRAPHIC] | Facebook in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Over the past few years, we've seen social media used in the job market in a number of ways — startups, small businesses and large corporations alike are diving into the socialv...
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Call to Action! Social Media in the Classroom

Call to Action! Social Media in the Classroom | Facebook in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Friends, Romans, PLN, lend me your ears/eyes! On Saturday, Andy Marcinek and I led a discussion on the use of Social Media in the Classroom at EdCamp Boston. Andy masterfully worked the room giving...
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Dear Missouri Educators

Dear Missouri Educators | Facebook in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Post for Missouri educators about a state bill prohibiting teachers from Friending students.

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Y U Need 2 "Friend" ur Students!

Y U Need 2 "Friend" ur Students! | Facebook in the Classroom | Scoop.it

This post explains how Facebook has curricular application in the classroom.

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How facebook is reshaping college admissions

How facebook is reshaping college admissions | Facebook in the Classroom | Scoop.it

"70% of American colleges admit that they factor social media profiles into the admissions process."

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http://www.kaptest.com/pdf_files/Highlights-from-Kaplans-2010-College-Admissions-Officers-Survey.pdf.

http://www.cappex.com/media/EstablishingABenchmarkForSocialMediaUse.pdf


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Banned Websites Awareness Day

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) designated September 28, 2011 as Banned Websites Awareness Day to raise awareness about the impact of overzealous filtering on teaching and learning in K-12 education. Censorship is an intellectual freedom isssue - whether it be with books (this event is off-shoot of the American Library Association's Banned Books Week) or digital media. At New Canaan High School, a free-range media/BYOD school, we observed Banned Websites Awareness Day by blocking Facebook, Youtube and Twitter from 7:00AM until 2:05 PM. Our students talk about that experience in this video.

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Catcher in the Rye project with LIFE

Students needed to capture images from hard-copy 1950s LIFE magazines to examine Holden' Caulfield's world. They were asked to upload the images to a group with an explanation about their selection, then post comments to other students' uploads. Instead of using scanners to capture the images, students used their mobile devices and uploaded them to a Facebook group using the mobile app. If they didn't have a device, they borrowed one from the library. There is no educational software in existence that can replicate this experience.

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Facebook Group as Collaborative Research Log

What students have to say about using Facebook as a collaborative research log.

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EdTechSandyK: Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer...

EdTechSandyK: Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer... | Facebook in the Classroom | Scoop.it

"BOTTOM LINE: Don't try to ban Facebook or any other social media, but instead find ways to positively integrate them into teaching and learning. Doing so will provide myriad opportunities to discuss personal use of social media with students and mentor them in positive practices."

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Web restrictions draw ire of some educators - USATODAY.com

Web restrictions draw ire of some educators - USATODAY.com | Facebook in the Classroom | Scoop.it

"Teaching with social media shows students how to responsibly use those platforms," Luhtala says. "Blocking access in schools denies kids the chance to practice sharing their knowledge with the real world in a supervised setting."

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A Real Cloud Power User -- THE Journal

A Real Cloud Power User -- THE Journal | Facebook in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Some adults, including parents, interpret the use of technology as playing around. But Robin Lord, Drew's mother, calls that nonsense.

"Teachers give these group projects on a regular basis and, without the Google Docs and Facebook and all that stuff, it would be me driving the kids to the library or my house," Lord said. "They’re just able to get a lot more done."

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