Tuesday, November 15, 2011

30+1 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom

A thoughtful blog post on how you might use Facebook for the classroom.


Polling Students and posting class notes seem really useful to me!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

What do you think?

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Image from Scott McLeod's Dangerously Irrevelant Blog

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Facebook Fan page and more ....

Judy Gressel presented on Facebook Fan pages, reviewed New Trier's rationale, and showed 3 examples:
  • New Trier Library
  • AP US (where we looked at students raising questions and teacher responses) and
  • IGSS, Integrated Global Studies School (with pictures from a recent field trip, information like Safe Rides of interest to students)

She discussed not friending people and setting up the page with a gmail account. An issue, in her view, is the frequent changes to settings and language (e.g., friend, fan, and like) which Facebook imposes. As a group, we commented upon the amount of information which is available (often permanently so) from personal pages.

We also had a reminder to not forget about this important information from Steve Hargadon:

Keynote speakers, including Sandra Hirsch and Steve Abram, are profiled here. Topics include Exploring what a connected world of continuous computing means for twenty- first century library service. (11/2, 8pm CDT) and The experience of information literacy and learning (11/3 5am (from Australia) CDT). Many, many other sessions are available over the 2 day conference time.

And coming soon:

Another fun place for experimenting was presented at the recent NICE meeting: Trendmaps for Twitter, including specifics for each country, like Spain, allows students and teachers to see what the big topics are around the world and in other languages.

The next Am Exchange meeting will be held, Tuesday, November 15th at 7:30am in the Library. Agenda topics will include Today’s Meet and how to set up a back channel discussion in your classroom (Peter Tragos presenting).

In attendance: Raquelle Brennan, Judy Gressel, Andy Horne, Erika Immel, Julia Kessel, Linda Straube and Matt Stuczynski.