I know all of you have a Facebook account , but as educators have you ever wondered how we can better benefit from this social network in our teaching ? I have been working on a paper in this regard and I want to share with you its findings. Check out
Thanks for sharing! I agree that social networking can really help us be more effective and more efficient teachers. But I understand why some teachers worry about using Facebook with their students (younger kids can't use it; advertisements and inappropriate content; social vs. professional networking; parent and admin safety concerns; teachers have been fired for their Facebook comments; sometimes, teachers need a place where they aren't teachers; etc.).
But why throw the baby out with the bath water? In those cases, I think Edmodo is a GREAT alternative. Here's more about why.
There is a a free app called Study Hall on Facebook. Several school districts are using this
to promote peer to peer learning among students. Educators may use the website
www.studyhallapp.com and need not become facebook friends with their students.
The link to the app on Facebook is