Facebook is a great way to connect with students. Facebook is a liability waiting to happen. Facebook is a way to extend learning outside the classroom. Facebook is a violation of our privacy. All of the above?
We really need to keep the conversation about the role of Facebook and Social Media in the classroom going. If you have been reading my blog, it is obvious that I am an advocate for Social Media. I believe that relationships are at the core of teaching, and as new media involves a whole new level of social interaction. We need to be mindful of both the pitfalls and opportunities that present themselves online.
I am doing a session tomorrow called “Should Teachers be Friends with Students on Facebook?” The goal of this session is to get teachers talking and thinking about the ways to use Facebook and other forms of Social Media. If you would like to join in on the conversation, check out the links below and leave a comment.
- Resources presenting all sides of the Facebook issue – List of Resources
- I did a radio interview today (March 3rd) about my session on CBC Radio Active