joie blaszczak @ facebook
The results are clear: teens use Facebook. It isn’t necessarily the safest place to play (but then again, that’s part of the appeal) and parents are reasonably concerned. But even with dominant trends and statistics showing what the average family thinks, your family is unique. Kids are unique, parenting styles are dynamically different, and how your family addresses social networking should be too. The best Facebook parental controls can help you protect your children in a way that fits your family best, whether it’s for strict oversight, minimal monitoring, or somewhere in between.
Taken from http://facebook-parental-controls-review.toptenreviews.com/30-statistics-about-teens-and-social-networking.html
Use Protopage to encourage students to see the bigger picture. Teach how are subjects content and themes related
The psychology of learning tells us that learning will be retained longer and easier if strong neural pathways are created. Using multiple modes of processing will create more effective learning by building stronger neural connections.
Differentiated Instructions requires that the learning style of each student is taken into consideration. Students should be allowed to both obtain and display new knowledge in their preferred style. Protopage offers a plethora of ways to address all learning styles.
Create a page for a book review.
1. Locate a picture of the book and upload.
2. Locate the lyrics to a song that embodies the theme. Copy and paste the clean lyrics into an html widget.
3. Add a widget of your choice that explains the connection between the song and the theme.
Example was Eminem’s I’m not Afraid as a theme song for Tears of a Tiger.
Create a number of cards with research topics. When students have completed the classroom assignment they move on to the anchor unit. They add a widget with a photo which detains the information they learned about their topic in their own words. Students may also include a book mark to the webpage.
Write an essay and post it on your Protopage work through the editing process with a peer.
There was a Hurricane in New Orleans. The waters were high and much of the land was under water. Peoples lives were changed. They used to have houses and money , but it was all washed away. Lots of people lost family members.
Some people had to move to another state where they had family to take care of them and some lived in shelters untill they could find a new place to live. The kids didn't even go to school untill they could find a new place to have classes. They learned that life can end and change quickly.
Today is a very unusual day for a Saturday. It is November and it is going to be 60. I didn’t even where a coat to school. Yes I said school. I am teaching Saturday school. I told you it was unusual. It is also unusual because it is college game day and I don’t know who is playing who and when.
I am a major college football fan and Saturday school surely gets in the way. My buckeye team is undefeated which is great but they are in trouble so they are not eligible for a BCS bowl game. That is super sad because the rest of the Big Ten teams are not playing very well. Not one of them is in the top 25.
Personal Protopage Grades 4+
1. Create a generic email for the class
2. All protopages must be created with this email
3. Demonstrate the registration process and introduce the concept of URL and Search engine.
6. Search engine
e. Sticky note
7. Students should wait to be activated, then load a sticky note and change the title of their page. The first page is used as a way to get to know the students and pre assess interest, readiness and learning style.
Give students interest survey questions
Have students type the answers to their questions in a sticky note.
Register and log into your page, clean it off, and choose your content. I like to have students rotate being in charge of the class page. They are responsible for uploading editing and approving content. You will just oversee and maintain control. You can open individual tabs for the students to work on and give assignments.
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