Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by jackiedon, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    who all have facebook? It's a great place to chat if you want to chat one on one.

  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    I have it strickly to stay in contact with my grandchildren who are in college now and easier to reach that way.
  3. GaDawg

    GaDawg Songster

    May 16, 2008
    North GA
    I have one but I use it to talk to my kids friends...

    and to keep an eye on whats happening..hehe
  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    Quote:me too, that way you can keep up with what is going on in their lives. I find they tend to tell me more on line than in person. LOL
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    I have a Facebook page. It's very clean and work safe because...

    (1) employers can see it


    (2) my students can see it.

    There was an article on cnn.com the other day about how a lot of people believe students and teachers should not be "Facebook friends." While it's true that there are *some* sickos out there who got a teaching job just so that they could do horrific things to minors, I find that being Facebook friends with a lot of my inner city students helps me to have an open line of communication with them. They get to know me as a person a little bit better by seeing my likes and dislikes and interests; it can be hard for children in poverty to trust "authority figures," so this allows them to learn more about me and learn to trust me so that I can mentor them.

    With Facebook, I can keep track of my students over the summer and follow them off to college; a lot of them don't have an adult in their lives who is there to ask the questions they have about getting ahead in life. Any conversation I have ever had with a student on Facebook is something I wouldn't mind sharing with a colleague or that student's parents.

    For me, Facebook is not only a social networking tool, but also a teaching tool.

    Even our school principal has Facebook, and he's friends with tons of kids. He's always posting lots of educational and motivational things on his Facebook page.
  6. menageriemama

    menageriemama Songster

    Feb 2, 2008
    Lake Nebagamon, WI
    Love facebook- its a great waste of time, but I have reconnected with lots of old friends there [​IMG]
  7. EllyMae

    EllyMae Songster

    I do. It's a great way to keep up with my brother in Iraq. Plus his wife and kids sometimes go home to Minnesota so I can keep in touch with them too.
  8. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Songster

    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    Quote:"The time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time..." [​IMG]

    Direct quote from one of my "industrious" kids!! Who's really a straight A student...well, most of the time! [​IMG]

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