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How to use Facebook as an educator

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 13 May 2011

 Teachers shouldn't shy away from using Facebook ... and neither should museum educators.

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Helen Wheeler © Australian Museum

According to the latest from Edublogs, The Why and How of Using Facebook For Educators – No Need to be Friends At All!, there are plenty of reasons to use Facebook in educations settings. Some of the reasons they give:

  • that’s where your students (and their parents) are
  • better privacy settings allow for improved security
  • as educators we have an obligation to model appropriate online behaviour

There’s some useful tips about friending students (and they recommend you do) as well as the benefits of a fan page.

Overall a good read and lots for museum educators to learn from this. My earlier post, Teaching the Facebook Generation is relevant to this discussion also.

So, what are you waiting for??

 

1 comment

Lynda Kelly - 2.05 PM, 14 May 2011

And, here the Facebook page called, you guessed it, FB for educators!

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