Blog Post from the New York Times: What Can Strangers Learn About You Online?
As the Internet grows in usage and acceptance, it is increasingly possible for others to learn a lot about us. It is especially important for students to be careful about what they post, not only about themselves, but about others, too.
Facebook Profiles in Education
Creating profiles, freinds and status updates can enhance learning in various way. Students can create Facebook-like pages for historical figures or fictional characters. Fakebook is a simple online tool to do just that. Mr. Kaiser mentions this site and a few others on this blog post. tpgether with a few ideas on how to use them.
Getting to know YOU!
In this class, students use a graphic organizer to list some of their favorite media, activities, and other things, My Faves. We'll discuss ways to learn about each other, interview each other, and create a simple, single page profile for the class using PowerPoint. Alternatively, we could use Glogster.edu if it is available.
We'll also discuss the benefits of online social networks, and review the dangers after reading the blog post from the NY Times about what strangers can learn about us online.
Graphic Organizer, 'My Faves'
Facebook style PowerPoint Profile Template