Educators using Facebook


Educators using Facebook

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Best Practices Using Facebook

Started by Michael Staton. Last reply by steve carroll Feb 24, 2011. 4 Replies


Started by Jennifer. Last reply by Iris Antongiorgi Jan 11, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by Jennifer on October 14, 2010 at 6:43am
Now the also have the temporary password.
Comment by Joel Cheuoua on October 12, 2010 at 10:14am
Amanda, I was taking about this, let's take it in private if you want, I've send you a request
Comment by Amanda Wilson on October 12, 2010 at 10:03am
Joel, What do you mean by "new" groups feature? I use Facebook groups in my classroom but I'm not sure exactly what you're referring to. I'd be glad to discuss this more with you. Just let me know.
Comment by Joel Cheuoua on October 12, 2010 at 9:55am
Anyone has used the new Facebook groups feature? any feedback and return on it?
Comment by Nicholas Tee on October 11, 2010 at 5:16pm
Once we got our heads around how to use FB properly we now use it as a place community place for our users and potential customers. In fact if we are talking education, we now use it to conduct a Daily Educational Question Competition where each day we provide a multiple choice question which parents and teachers can use to show their children how to use the Net effectively to find the correct answer.

Each player with the correct answer wins points depending on whether they are the first, second or third with the correct answer, and the first to 25 points wins a 12 month GOLD MEMBERSHIP subscription worth ($200) to use all of the 1,500 online educational videos on the Zane Education website.

We simultaeneously run the comp for both US-based players and non US-based players to accommodate international time differences.

In many ways we find it easier to use FB as a community point rather than forcing people to come to our site which I believe some fell is more threatening because they see it as our 'home turf', so to speak.
Comment by Shawn Kibel on October 11, 2010 at 7:39am
Hey Chris. We use both personal and fan pages. The personal pages are used more for the classroom, but do have more pitfalls as you have to really watch what is being posted. The fan pages are used more for community outreach and the more visible applications. We post things like sports scores, BETA, and other special events and announcements to fan pages. I don't think that one is better than the other. It's more a question of the application and what is best for you.
Comment by Chris McGee on September 30, 2010 at 12:08pm
I started my first Facebook "Group" for parents and students. I teach 6th grade and have found it to be a GREAT resource. Has anyone used a "fan" page instead? ANyone have an opinion about which is better?
Comment by Shawn Kibel on September 22, 2010 at 4:09pm
Hey Donna. I checked out your site and it is really cool. I do an edu-tech podcast and will mention it as one of our teacher tips of the week in an upcoming episode.
Comment by Donna GUTHRIE on September 21, 2010 at 7:05am
I have a website called MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids ( . I am very interested in using technology in the classroom and creating a website that is helpful to the classroom teacher.
Comment by Cem Can on September 13, 2010 at 1:34am
Dear colleagues and friends,

I was just wondering if you had some questionnaire/checklist to obtain data on foreign language teachers' perceptions on the use of Web2.0 tools. I would like to collect data on this topic. The results will be shared here, of course.

Many thanks for your assistance and cooperation in advance.

Cem Can

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