Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Facebook for Teachers: Everything You Didn't Know You Need to Know (and Everything You Do)

Ever wonder how to use Facebook for your teaching? Ever wonder if you should?  Has a student tried to friend you?  If you've ever scratched your head over these questions, you'll want to check out this article on Mashable, the very thorough The Teacher's Guide to Facebook.  It tells you how to maintain your privacy and discusses when it's appropriate or not to friend students.  But it goes beyond that to explore ways to use Facebook for teaching and other common situations like running activities or clubs. 
How have you used Facebook in your teaching?  Have you ever friended a student, and did that work out well or poorly for you? We'd love to hear from you!

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