Facebook Thoughts By Keith

Despite the various concerns regarding Facebook, if used appropriately it could be a wonderful resource. The ubiquity of Facebook makes it an ideal resource for use in school. Despite the myriad concerns posed by administrators, faculty, parents, and, potentially, students themselves, Facebook could be a practical, worthwhile element in most classes. Ultimately, teachers must ask themselves, “What can I do to enhance our students’ experiences while providing opportunities for success?” We have an obligation to explore the various resources at our disposal and consider what is beneficial. In the end, if something, even Facebook, can help improve our students’ achievement, we should strive to integrate into our classes.

Here are some resources for using Facebook in the classrooom.

Bugeja, Michael J. “Facing the Facebook.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. 27
January 2006.

Philip, Sarah. “A brief history of Facebook.” guardian.co.uk. 25 July 2007.

Runyan, Luke. “Facebook in the classroom?” The Journal: The Student Newspaper of
the University of Illinois at Springfield. 4 March 2009.

van Hover, Stephanie, Swan, Kathy, and Berson, Michael J. “Digital Images in the History Classroom.” Learning & Leading with Technology. May 2004: 22-25.




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