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Page history last edited by Kristina Vossler 9 years, 7 months ago

 

and Theater Arts!

 

What is Facebook??

Facebook is a social networking website that allows users to connect with their family, friends, peers, and coworkers from across the world. Once registered, users can create their own custom profile complete with pictures, lists of personal interests, contact information, and more. In addition, users are able to create special interest groups in order to gather and share information about a certain topic. By sharing links to websites, videos, or photos, people can now be exposed to information and resources like never before. With millions of registered voters spanning hundreds of countries, sharing information has never been easier. To get started you can go to http://www.facebook.com/, create an account, and voila!  The whole world of facebook is available to you. 

 

Is it safe?

As a teacher working with students online, safety and privacy are the most important priorities. Facebook takes it’s online security very seriously. Working with a team of experts, they work hard to make sure that any information that you post is only shared with people you want. You can meet the safety team here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM5F4vwC0fw

 

Need Help?

If there is something that you want to know, such as, how to use Facebook go tohttp://www.youtube.com/user/theofficialfacebook/.  It will connect you to many YouTube videos on the different parts of Facebook like the timeline application, how to make different things available to certain people or groups, and more. 

 

Teaching Theatre Using Facebook:

Facebook would be a great tool when teaching a Theater Arts class.  The teacher could create a group page and only invite the class to join the group.  This way only the class would have access to the page.  The teacher can also make the group private so that other people cannot access it or see it, which makes the page more private.  By creating a group, the class can upload things to the wall, such as, comments, videos, pictures, and more.  The teacher could have assignments due on this group page or could share videos with the class.  If you need more information on creating a Facebook Group Page visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkD20cTQt_A.

 

Using Facebook in the classroom, for theatre arts especially, can help students learn another type of acting and conveying information.  Everyone knows how through texting and emails, emotions are hard to convey.  Same thing over the internet.  A fun game that can be played through facebook is one similar to the telephone game.  A student writes a line of text, only one, trying to convey a certain emotion.  The next person to comment has to read the previous comment and write out, again in just one line, a rephrasing of what was meant, including trying to pass on the emotions from the previous statement.  Then the next student goes, looking only at the most recent statement and rephrasing it, with what they believe to be the same emotion.  This is a great way for students to learn to read scripts.  After all, scripts are just written text with multiple meanings.  Learning to interpret type into different emotions is a valuable theatre skill. 

 

Another good thing about Facebook and Theatre Arts, is say that you and your class have worked together on a performance for the past few weeks.  Besides telling parents, a great way to share this information in through Facebook.  This can let the community know, other schools, friends, church groups (if applicable), etc.  Using Facebook to share the event is a great way to help these students to share their hard work.  A tutorial on how to share an event can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otV_dQVwi2I.  

 

Overview:

Overall Facebook can be a very useful and helpful in the classroom, especially in theatre arts.  Most people don't ever associate Facebook with theatre though.  This page is to help bring technology options to every part of school, including theatre arts.  Hope this was helpful in giving some ideas!!

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