[Oz-teachers] Facebook in the classroom
wcoat3 at eq.edu.au
Wed Aug 25 16:18:44 EST 2010
I don't know about other states but in Queensland it is a big no no!! We are not allowed to add students, end of story. I can see the benefit of having, say, a travel buddy Facebook page but somehow I doubt that would even be allowed. Some private schools I know of won't even let you add the parents of any child at their school on the off chance they see something they shouldn't.
I'd be checking with your state's relevant Code of Conduct or equivalent before going down this path. For us, Facebook is blocked for students anyway and works only half heartedly for teachers (at school) at times so we couldn't even if we wanted to. Depending on where you are, what about the possibility of setting up a Virtual Classroom or a Blackboard for communication? Many Universities use this for communicating with students too so it could come in handy for that purpose alone.
Hope that helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jane Coyle <coyleyj at gmail.com>
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 3:24 pm
Subject: [Oz-teachers] Facebook in the classroom
To: Professional community for teachers <oz-teachers at rite.ed.qut.edu.au>
> Donna's message gave me impetus to ask how/if people are using
> Facebook in their classes? Particularly in the secondary
> setting. I know it is the main way my senior students
> communicate and I was thinking of creating a page form my yr 11
> and 12 as I think this would be the fastest way to disseminate
> importune info and dates.
> Sent from my iPad
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> oz-teachers at rite.ed.qut.edu.au
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