Ages of learners
Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.
Facebook is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. Users must register before using the site, after which they may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics, and categorize their friends into lists such as "People From Work" or "Close Friends". The name of the service stems from the colloquial name for the book given to students at the start of the academic year by some university administrations in the United States to help students get to know each other. Facebook allows any users who declare themselves to be at least 13 years old to become registered users of the site.
High School accounts teacher at School
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Early Childhood Ed Teacher and Freelance Copy Editor
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Teacher at BBP Schools
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Within the classroom, this tool should never be used. This tool is meant to be personal, not shared with students. Teachers could create pages for their classrooms as a way to announce homework or other events. Even so, this creates a link to the teacher's personal page which should be kept private from a student. This tool erases the separation needed between a teacher's personal and private life with that of a student.
I would never recommend this tool to be used in the classroom.
When using Facebook, and other social media tools, you should always be mindful of what you post. However, I can not further stress how helpful students have found interacting through Facebook on matters concerning their studies. I was really happy to see that beginning with the third year students, they created a sub-group and are even more organized.
If you are mindful of what you post, and keep your personal account separate to the account with which you interact with your students, you will be able to use Facebook to your advantage, and parents will probably approve!
Teacher/Instructor at School/Home
Sunday, September 02, 2012
This is a great tool, using social media, to generate discussions and action within young people.
The only limitation I would note is that the Facebook page could also attract outside viewers, with inappropriate material/feedback, unrelated to the school. So there would have to be some parameters set up for this, if possible.
In this case, a tool like Edmodo may be a good choice.
How do you use this tool?