The Facebook Manual for USM Parents

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Tonight (April 2, 2009) at USM, parents and faculty are invited to attend our parent education session on social networking tools like Facebook, blogs, texting/chatting/IM-ing . . . . you get the picture.

Panelists include Mr. Raghunathan and Mr. Piper, representing The Dean of Students Club.  Mr Peppler will also be present to provide the techie angle (and the teacher angle!)  Anne Reed, USM parent and blogger, will round out the group.  I’ll stand in as moderator.

Hope to see you in Mellowes Hall starting at 7.  Cindy’s Homemade Monster Cookies included.

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One response to “The Facebook Manual for USM Parents

  1. This is GREAT Cindy! If you can, please record audio….I would love to listen in to the recording.

    A piece from the Harvard School of Ed’s magazine on the real learning that takes place in these networks might be of interest to your group:

    I really like what the article says about empathy and exposure to multiple perspectives. This, I believe, is the real power of these spaces. While there is more research that needs to be done in this area, it is becoming clear that a great deal of informal and formal learning is happening within social networks.

    BJ Fogg from Stanford did an interesting piece titled “Open Office Hourse” on Stanford’s facebook page. He basically answered questions that were posed on Stanford’s wall…many of the questions focus on social networking as a way to bring about world peace. Worth a look if you have time.

    Cheers and have fun tonight!


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