Creating a Personal Strategy for Using Facebook


4 comments posted
Shai, thank you for your

Shai, thank you for your thoughtful post.

Here are a few resources that Reuven Werber shared with me and that I added to the jlearn2.0 version of the same posting:


Posted by caren on October 19, 2008 3:11 PM
Caren, great links --

Caren, great links -- thanks. The Princeton piece is a nice model. And I'm really interested in what those reform kids have done. I just wish the Forward article had shown the text of the resolution they passed at their convention.

Posted by Shai Gluskin on October 22, 2008 10:46 PM
Shai, this is big interest

Shai, this is big interest of mine: how to bring social networking and blogging to my English class. I looked at Facebook the summer before last, but I knew that my school district was blocking it inside the schools. I also knew that the "friend" feature might have ended up hurting many of my ninth graders' feelings. I developed a private social network at, but my district started blocking it soon after I had a prototype up and running. I went with a multi-user blog network instead last year, and it worked out well.

I'm happy to see that Facebook has gotten more flexible, and the privacy settings were a big concern, even if my district weren't blocking it.

Posted by Peter S. on October 19, 2008 10:12 PM
Shai - Excellent -- and so

Shai -

Excellent -- and so very helpful to those of us just beginning to get our feet wet. As I do teacher workshops in this area, I'd like to quote you, if I may (as always, with attribution). Thanks for the step-by-step guide.

Posted by MorahMary on October 20, 2008 9:11 AM