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Teacher's Guide to Using Facebook (Read Fullscreen)

Teacher's Guide to Using Facebook (Read Fullscreen)



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Published by Bernadette Rego
This is a guide created for teachers on how to establish a professional image while using Facebook as a social networking application.

This is a guide created for teachers on how to establish a professional image while using Facebook as a social networking application.

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Published by: Bernadette Rego on Jun 30, 2009
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A Teacher's Guide to UsingFacebook
Written by:
Bernadette Rego, B.Com, B.Ed.
This guide is under a Creative Commons license with some rights reserved. Please note that this guide must beattributed to Bernadette Rego, that no modifications of this copy is permitted, and that it is to be used strictly for non-commercial purposes.
Bernadette Rego (2009) 1111
Table of Contents
3 Introduction4 Profile Choices on Facebook5 I. Not Listing Your Profile8 ii. Creating a Profile Strictly for Classroom/Professional Use10 iii. Creating a General Profile with Filtering12 Filtering Options14 iv. Creating a Public Profile15 To Add or Not to Add: A Cautionary Note about Facebook Applications16 Joining Groups on Facebook17 Establishing a Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Facebook19 Establishing Professional Boundaries with Students20 The Implications of Having Access to Student Information on Facebook21 Dealing with Colleagues on Facebook22 Author's Final Note
Bernadette Rego (2009) 2212
Welcome to the Teacher's Guide to using Facebook! As educators, social networking cancarry tremendous potential benefits in one's professional development as well as staying intouch with friends, family, and colleagues. Facebook is one of many social networking toolsavailable which is considered popular due to its versatility in what can be shared-everythingfrom installing and creating fun applications (e.g. movie quizzes) to posting photos of your recent family reunion.However, as educators we also have a professional image to uphold and how we conductourselves online holds no exceptions. As you may have already heard, there have beeninstances reported by media in the past of teachers demonstrating professional misconductwhile engaging in inappropriate dialogue about their schools and their students, postingpictures and videos of themselves engaged in inappropriate activity, and the likes. Some feelthat being online shields them from having their personal lives exposed. On the contrary, howwe establish our online identity can carry far greater repercussions than we could ever haveimagined.It is, nonetheless, reassuring to know that there are ways of protecting ourselves from beingexposed while online. This guide is intended to help you set up a profile using Facebookwhich best suits your personal and professional lives. This guide was written to educate youon ways of establishing your profiles which uphold your professional image.
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