A photo of Facebook privacy settings, during todays lesson.
After talking to the many students I teach, it is very clear that the majority do not seem to understand the Privacy setting on Facebook. This is obviously a massive concern, due to the sheer numbers of students across the country/world on Facebook.
I decided to remedy the situation during my year 9/3rd year project ‘Your Digital World‘.
For 15 – 20 minutes (however long it takes) at the beginning of each lesson this week, I gave students a tour of the Facebook privacy and profile settings. Some students knew some of the settings, but I would say the majority knew very little.
Students got really involved and asked plenty of questions. At the end of every lesson I have taught, they had said they were going to change the settings as soon as they got home.
I would encourage all schools to teach this information to their students and staff, if they do not already.
If you school/IT department block Facebook, ask them to unblock it for staff (students even) so they can deliver this important information. Even if it is only for the duration of the lessons.
I would love to hear from other schools doing something similar. I am particually interested in hearing from those at schools who will not unfilter Facebook, even for a lesson so that you can teach about the privacy settings.
All posters have been made using Phoster for iPad.
Direct links to shared DropBox folder HERE.
I have been working very hard over the last few months producing my new Computing curriculum and it is finally ready.
Feel free to download and use this curriculum. If you use this booklet, its projects or ideas and would like to make a donation for its continuing development, please use the link provided. I would like to keep giving this document away for free so any donation would be amazing. Please click to be redirected to my donation page.
This is now version 2 - DOWNLOAD HERE
I have added / amended the following:
- Amended strand descriptors.
- Added a new ‘How to use this Booklet’ section
- New section on what software and websites are used, including free alternatives to paid software
- Amended ‘Visual Programming: Kodu’ (Year 7)
- ‘Computer Hardware/History’ project now called ‘How a computer works/computing history’ and now includes software. It is now taught in Year 7
- Added ‘The Web: HTML5 and CSS3’ (Year 8)
- Added ‘Networks’ (Year 8)
- Added ‘Google and Algorithms’ (Year 9)
End products have changed for the following projects:
- Stay Safe Online – Online guide using Snapguide
- Visual Programming: Kodu – Screencast using Screenr
- Your Digital World – Online presentation using slide.es
- New creative projects
- How to use an iPad to teach this curriculum
If you would like some help with creating your own resources or would like me to produce any educational publications, please visit www.realiselearning.co.uk.
This is the 1st online safety unit students have in ICT.
In this project student will use www.thinkuknow.co.uk to learn about staying safe online and then produce an interactive kiosk style publication for other students.
Project: Staying Safe Online
Project Sheet (link)