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