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A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Learning About Facebook

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I’ve posted about how it seems to me that Facebook is the online space most used by teachers — more so than blogs or Twitter — so it seemed to make sense to go “where the people are.” In addition, I’m adding resources specifically related to issues around educator use of the service.

In my effort to learn more about the ins-and-outs of how to use Facebook, I thought I’d prepare a short list of resources I plan on exploring over the next few days and weeks.

I’ve only found a few resources that I thought were particularly useful for Facebook newbies like myself, but I’ve got to believe there is a lot more out there.  That’s why I’ve just called this “A Beginning List…”  Please leave suggestions in the comments section.

Here are my picks for A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Learning About Facebook:

Facebook 101 is offered by the Goodwill Community Foundation.  This resource is not designed for English Language Learners, but another one of their projects, The Everyday Life Project, is on The Best Sites For K-12 Intermediate English Language Learners list.

Expert Village has several online video tutorials.

Sue has written a post titled How To Import Your Blog Posts Into Facebook.  In it, she invites comments from others about advice to educators on using Facebook, so it’s well worth reading the post and the comments (and contributing some yourself!)

How To Find Long Lost Friends on Facebook is a good, basic guide from Mashable.

Facebook’s 500 Million Members is the title of a new infographic from Mashable that’s pretty interesting.

5 Things Every New Facebook User Should Do Immediately is a post from The Make Use of blog that’s a basic introduction to Facebook.

Every Teacher’s Must-Have Guide To Facebook by EDUdemic

6 Things You Should Never Reveal on Facebook

The Why and How of Using Facebook For Educators – No Need to be Friends At All! is an important post from Ronnie Burt at The Edublogger.

18 Charts Reveal All You Need to Know About Facebook is from The Atlantic.

The Complete Facebook For Educators! comes from Tech The Plunge.

Facebook Friending 101 for Schools is by Vicki Davis.

The Facebook Guide Book is from Mashable.

12 Things You Didn’t Know Facebook Could Do comes from The New York Times.

Facebook and Twitter Guides For Educators comes from Smartboard Goodies.

Data Science of the Facebook World has some pretty cool visualizations.

When Social Sharing Goes Wrong: Regretting The Facebook Post is from NPR.

Everyone Can Now Now Embed Posts From Facebook

Suggestions and feedback, as always, are welcome.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  2. Good list. I also like this article on privacy settings for Facebook that teachers should be aware of… http://www.allfacebook.com/2009/02/facebook-privacy/

  3. I have been playing with Facebook all weekend. I wish that I had seen your links before I signed up! I will definitely be taking a look at the Facebook 101 class this evening as well as listening to Sue Waters’ presentation. I’m not sure how I want to use it when it comes to education and am hoping for some ideas from the presentation.

    BTW I did send a request to you to be my friend. One “friend” that I added this morning is a Facebook account that has been set up for the troops in Afghanistan. You get immediate news as it comes out of Afghanistan and according to the morning paper it is faster than the authorized sources. My main purpose in doing this was to find a “troop” that my students could send letters and cards to for the holidays; and if we get our service learning grant again, to send boxes for Valentine’s Day. We’ve done it in the past for both Christmas and Valentine’s Day, but find that there are a lot of groups out there doing something for Christmas but not Valentine’s Day. The Army’s Facebook page today was filled with messages from the folks at home. On the left-hand side there are links to photos from the troops in Afghanistan. I’ll let you know how the projects go!

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  5. Thanks for the information. I didn’t know I could import my blog into my Facebook account as notes.
    I’ve been kind of bored with Facebook; this post will help me get excited about it again.

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