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Offline ArielTheMermaid

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FaceBook in the classroom
« on: March 11, 2014, 10:45:46 AM »
So--this idea to use FaceBook in the classroom was brought to me recently. It is an interesting idea to do with a unit on oral presentations. Typically, either the teacher or students record the video, upload it to dropbox or Google Drive, share it with teachers, then we write our feedback, send it to students, and other students write their peer feedback and then send it to the presenters. This approach is very convoluted and uses too many documents, and you have to spend a lot of time uploading, downloading, etc. So, a suggestion is to use FaceBook--I would suggest creating a "Teacher FaceBook" different from the normal one you may already have, and set up a group that you will invite the students in your class to. Then, students can upload their presentation videos here--comment on them in the FB forum, and everything is right there. It makes it simple and easy and give FB and special purpose in the classroom, other than stigmatizing it as something bad--it can also have an educational purpose. Then, students are also held accountable for what their post and it is easy to give students a grade when everything is right there.