Test - Feb 29, 2012
More and more students are on Facebook. The school has Facebook page, the alumni has an FB group. The challenge is not having a lot Facebook friends but how to use this social media tool for teaching and learning.
Ronnie Burt wrote on May 11, 2011 an interesting article on "The Why and How of Using Facebook for Educators". I personally would recommend to teacher to read it at www.theedublogger.com ( URL for the article is http://theedublogger.com/2011/05/11/the-why-and-how-of-using-facebook-for-educators-no-need-to-be-friends-at-all/)
Note: This article appeared in the January, 1997 issue of Technology & Learningand is copyrighted by Jamie McKenzie.
"Why bother? What's the point of this exercise?"
Web sites - properly constructed - are information systems. They efficiently structure content to provide visitors with knowledge and insight. They deliver "the goods."
Web sites may also serve as "interfaces" providing bridges and translations to connect users to other wordly experiences. Given the sometimes poorly organized resources available on the Web, a good school Web site helps people find educationally worthwhile information with a minimum of wasted time and wandering....