May 122011

A guide for using Facebook for educators FROM Facebook. Looks like a good primer to explain all of the lingo and the differences between the Home, Profile, Groups and Pages in FB so that teachers can use it effectively.

Remember, you can create your own Facebook Fan Page here. Check out an example educator fan page at my SEDC Tech Training Fan Page.

May 032011

‘I am strongly supportive of teachers having access to social networking so they can use worthwhile educational sites such as Facebook and particularly YouTube,” he said. ”Teachers will be able to teach their students about digital citizenship so that students will be responsible users themselves of social networking sites at home.’

Teach them to be responsible Digital Citizens where there is some guidance and supervision instead of blocking and filtering.

Great to see that the tide of blocking and filtering is slowly turning.