Saturday, January 15, 2011

BBC News - Profile update: Your teacher has now joined Facebook

An excerpt suggesting Facebook is becoming a major competitive threat to popular school-focused community/collaboration services such as Edline

Teachers setting up Facebook accounts should not befriend pupils, rather allow the children to take the initiative, Prof Heppell advises. They should not read their pupils' Facebook pages and should never chat via instant message.

But for giving children reminders about things such as impending exams, offering a space for informal chats outside of the traditional school environment and allowing parents and children to keep up with school news at a time and place that suits them, Facebook is invaluable, thinks Prof Heppell.

BBC News - Profile update: Your teacher has now joined Facebook

Post a Comment