7 Best Practices For Educators Using Facebook
June 27, 2011 § Leave a comment
Some solid, practical advice. Here are the first three:
Don’t Vent About Students
You may forget that the student you’re ranting about is a friend of one of your friends, and might still be able to see your status updates.
Find Out If Your School Has A Social Media Policy
Some universities now have policies for faculty use of social media: You may not be allowed to friend students or discuss work at all, even on your private account, so make sure before you update your profile.
Use Facebook As A Backup Tool
If class is canceled because of bad weather, direct students to Facebook, and send out course materials, readings, and discussion questions so that your class doesn’t fall behind.
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