A few months ago, Facebook asked Linda Fogg-Phillips, author of Facebook for Parents, about writing a guide showcasing the best practices for using Facebook in the classroom.
Linda reached out to myself and Stanford professor BJ Fogg to help her write this document. While we had the full cooperation of Facebook on this project, we also did so with the condition that we wouldn't have any filtering or restrictions from Facebook--and they agreed!
We interviewed educational experts ranging from Sarah Brown Wessling (2010 U.S. Teacher of the Year), Dr. Mercedes Fisher (Senior Fulbright Scholar) as well as teachers from Texas to Santiago, Chile, and London, UK.
We hope you find this guide to be a useful and relevant guide to using Facebook in the classroom. We'd also like to hear what you think! So if we left anything out or you'd like to share how you use Facebook let us know over on the Discussion Tab on our Facebook For Educators Page.
We also have a companion website that has bonus content, free handouts for your professional development workshops and sample social media policies. You can also find posts on my blog showcasing how teachers are using Facebook with students, parents, and their colleagues.
Facebook for Educators | Global Editions
Facebook for Educators | Handouts
We've created several free handouts that you can download for free! Here are just a few of the available handouts:
- Facebook 101: Groups
- Facebook 101: Cyberbullying
- How To: Create a Facebook Page
- Instagram in the Classroom
OCTOBER 2013 UPDATE: The "Facebook for Educators Guide" has been updated! You can get a copy of the new "Facebook for Educators and Youth Community Workers", can be downloaded here.