Facebook in the Classroom?
Does Facebook have a place in K-12 classrooms?
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Here is a video I created to make a case for 4 reasons Facebook is valuable in the classroom: http://www.youtube.com/
In short, it:
(a) creates a bond between teacher and student that is beneficial to the classroom environment
(b) encourages students to actively produce content rather than simply absorb like sponges
(c) its community-based format fosters discussion, reflection, social awareness, and what Stanley Fish termed the "interpretive community" effect
(d) makes students sensitive to different dialects/formalities of English
1040 days ago | Side: yes
There are plenty of other Web 2.0 tools out there that allow classroom collaboration without the baggage that Facebook has. As the link suggests, many of its features encourage narcissistic behaviors...
Scientific findings about Facebook users (theweek.com)
1105 days ago | Side: No
It stated that people who posted often were likely to be more narcissistic, not that face book encouraged narcissistic behaviors.
Face book has several advantages over most other web tools. Almost everyone already has one, It has numerous apps and new ones can be created for it if a app is lacking, Its very easy to find someone, send out information to a large group, organize an event, etc. Many people also have it hooked up to their phone, allowing instant access to their opinion by a easy and common format. etc.
1105 days ago | Side: yes
There are many benefits to facebook in general, but one must recognize where these benefits apply.
In general, it increases the users social capital, a measure of their social ability to interact with other people.
this is, without doubt, a positive aspect in general- especially when there are concerns about the internet making people antisocial.
However, in the classroom, social capital is not required. Some of the most brilliant people on earth have been extremely troubled in social interactions, often suffering from depression, mood instability, impulsivity, alcoholism, suicidality, schizotypy, temperament and bipolar disease
in fact, the article discusses the possibility that genius- which I use to correlate to classroom achievement although they are not the same concept- is inversely proportional to social handicaps
1102 days ago | Side: No
no way! Facebook shouldn't be put up in classrooms. it is a social networking site and only concentrates on socializing amongst people. students don't need Facebook while studying. it is not even meant to teach anyone anything. it is a just-for-fun site.
1105 days ago | Side: No
Facebook in the classroom causes lack of concentration in class which can become very detrimental to a student's performance in a course or class. Facebook can also become a form in the transmission of messages inorder to cheat on an exam and also promotes the use of slander and propaganda in class.
1099 days ago | Side: No
No, it is a social-networking site. I would vote Sporcle over Facebook for the fact those are mostly memory games and actually help with some subjects in the classroom.
If Facebook had more educational value than friend/connection value, then it would be fine.
1076 days ago | Side: No