These are some notes from my session today with Karen Mongomery at NECC 2009, “RU In My Space? Y Have A Social Media Policy?” You can get a link to these resources by sending a SMS message to the number 50500 and using the text “wfryer” without quotation marks as your actual message.
Join Facebook group: Social Media Guidelines for Educators
Drexel University is developing courses in social media for public relations folks
Twitter for Teachers was created by Gina Hartman
Is your school providing guidance and guidelines for teachers as well as students when it comes to Facebook, Twitter, and other social media websites?
Referenced articles in the presentation, “making the case” for talking about social media guidelines in our schools
More than 200 million active users
More than 100 million users log on to Facebook at least once each day
More than two-thirds of Facebook users are outside of college
The fastest growing demographic is those 35 years old and older
Average user has 120 friends on the site
More than 5 billion minutes are spent on Facebook each day (worldwide)
More than 30 million users update their statuses at least once each day
More than 8 million users become fans of Pages each day
There are more than 30 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices.
People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are almost 50% more active on Facebook than non-mobile users.
There are more than 150 mobile operators in 50 countries working to deploy and promote Facebook mobile products
May 2009 Issue of Learning and Leading with Technology
– free article: Is Blogging Worth the Risk? by James Maxlow and Lisa Nielson
– ISTE member only article: Should Your Students Be Your “Friends”? by Diana Fingal
WI Schools Ban Facebook, IM Fraternizing Between Staff, Students
– Lauren Barack — School Library Journal, 2/23/2009
Ryan Bretag, “Should We or Shouldn’t We: Teachers and Students Friends on Facebook,” 25 March 2009
ISTE Ning forum post “READERS RESPOND: Should you “friend” your students?” (responses due by 6 July 2009 to be included in September/October issue of L&L)
Court Backs Teacher’s Firing for Online Chat By Matthew Heller – 10/21/08
All schools should be in the business of “shameless promotion”
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