- Trying to prepare students for their future without interactive Web 2.0 technologies in school would be like trying to teach a child to swim without a swimming pool. However, it is exceptionally important for schools to carefully consider what technologies they will embrace.
This quote is followed by a list of 7 reasons why Facebook should NOT be used for classroom instruction. Each reason is then followed by a response from Lisa Velmer Nielsen (The Innovative Educator) explaining why Facebook SHOULD be used in education. It is a very interesting post that gives both the positive and negative.
I am still not sure about Facebook in education. I feel comfortable setting up a library or classroom page to use for communication between parents, students, and the school community, but I'm not so comfortable with student/teacher interactions through Facebook. I would be interested in hearing your thoughts after reading the Innovative Educator's blog post.