Monday, November 2, 2009

Social Networking in the classroom

I've decided to make a teacher facebook page for my students to add. I have also made two "fan pages", one for each of the classes I teach: AP Spanish Literature and Spanish 3. The goals here are many: students can ask questions of me and each other on the "wall", I'm able to post events (quizzes, tests, projects, etc), I can chat with students if they have questions, parents can add the pages so they always have an idea of what is going on in class, homework or otherwise, I can also post interesting links and video clips.

I've tried to make class blogs in the past, and they were incredibly hard to keep up with. Hopefully this will be a better match for both me and my students.

6 comments:

itsawrapteacher said...

You are so brave!

Señorita in the City said...

Why do you say that?

KT said...

I think that is a cool idea. Do you become friends with your students on facebook? Or is this something they will access without accessing your personal pages and info?

Sounds like it will offer a lot of good things to your students, I am interested to hear about how it goes!

Katie

Señorita in the City said...

Katie,

I originally had my personal facebook profile, which I keep secret from students. Yesterday I built a new profile with no personal info, pics, friends on my wall, that they can add. I'll also inform their parents so they can add me (if they choose) as well.

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Steve-O said...

That sounds like an excellent idea. As a rookie teacher (I’m not even a rookie, still a student teacher)I have thought about how to incorporate social networking into the classroom and your idea sounds wonderful. I’m interested in how it’ll play out in your class.