Over the past few months, we have been discussing Facebook and its use as a way to connect parents to the classroom. After several tries at ning and drupal networks we we are settling on using our Parents as Partners Facebook Group  will reach parents in a venue in which families are interacting. We often face the ever constant rejection of this social networking tool with a often adamant expression." I absolutely will not allow my student - my child to use Facebook. It is our hope that if more people could see what it looks like to have a Facebook profile they would be better equipped to support their children in the digital world in which their children are growing up.
We have scheduled an interactive session using a platform that would allow people to actually see what a Facebook profile looks like without signing up for a Facebook account. Nick O'Neill from www.allfacebook.com  will join us to walk us through some of the privacy sessions and how to protect yourself using Facebook. Please mark February 23, 2009 at 8:00 PM EST (GMT-5) and join us in a free session in a virtual classroom. This is the link to the classroom. https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=M.612F85D6F8C95E7398CA7C70EEFFB2  There are 3 ways to participate in the session. 1.Login to the classroom watch and listen using speakers on your computer. 2. Watch use a head set and listen 3. Watch, listen with a headset use the headset microphone to ask questions. This a link to test the configuration of your audio and computer. http://www.elluminate.com/support/index.jsp