The Facebook Classroom: Why Teachers Need to Intergrate Social Media into the Classroom

Gasp! Using social media in the classroom has long been thought of as taboo. It opens up an extra door of communication and window into teachers and students personal lives. Having a Facebook connection with students has been strongly discouraged by school boards, principals and teachers a like BUT times have changed. Facebook is the number 1 social media tool and kids ages 13-18 are spending on average 6 hours a week on Facebook and that number is growing at a rapid rate. Facebook is where students are and just like in the actual classroom the tone, feel and vibe of the student teacher relationship is set by, you, the teacher.

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