I am not so sure whether Sibertiger is a professional in education but I am sure he picked the right theme to publish it at his Saudixpat Blog. He says he has "found no empirical evidence validating the use of Facebook in secondary or elementary education. He did find evidence for using it in post-secondary education."
I will steal two paragraphs from his blog, knowingly that he won't take us further for such a crime. He writes:
"After some searching, I came across some blogs that advocated using Facebook in education. One blog had examples, including using the Files and Questions modules. The blogger states that, “All assignments and other items get posted to the “Files” module and you can use the “Questions” module to send out questions to your students.”. I didn’t even know that Facebook had Files OR Questions modules you could install on your facebook page (along with the Coffee Module, Gangster Wars module, Are You Canadian module, Cities I Have Been module, and so forth)."
And he continues writing, "At the famous (or infamous) Horace Mann School in New York City -the use of Facebook by students, was very negative. However, this was balanced as I stumbled across a CNN story from Missouri which highlighted a teacher’s viewpoint about using MySpace and Facebook to reach reluctant students at the high school level. I also came across a YouTube video about college admissions being affected by student’s Facebook or MySpace postings."
If you're active and in practice of teaching, would you mind to share your experiences using Facebook at your school?
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