Facebook In The Classroom. Seriously.
Do Popular Social Networking Applications Have A Place In The Classroom? A Growing Number Of Educators Say ‘Yes’. The post, “100 Ways To Teach With Twitter”, is one of the most consistently viewed article on this site. Similarly, “Facebook As An Instructional Technology Tool”, resulted in the 2nd most trafficked day here in 2010. While Facebook and Twitter are both hugely popular Internet tools, I still find myself a little surprised by the popularity of these posts, considering the academic perspective of this site. Many teachers, even those at online universities, are hesitant to use such popular tools, given their inherent risk of exposing students to inappropriate content. Of course these are two very different types of tools, but they both have their place in the social networking sphere. It appears that Twitter is more widely used in the classroom, based on the volume of articles about this topic that I have come across. ARE YOU USING FACEBOOK IN THE CLASSROOM? About Kelly Walsh
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