• Why use Facebook?
Just crossed the 500 million users mark, chances are that most
parents already have a Facebook account which makes it the next
best choice for student-teacher-parent communication.
Provides parents and families a window to the classroom.
Timely updates without all the copying.
An adult is modeling, to students at a young age, how to use a social
network in a healthy way.
Connections to your students’ families.
• How to set-up an account
Register on Facebook
o Go to http//www.facebook.com/
o Fill in the information and click the “sign up” link
o Fill in the security check and click “sign up” link
o Check your e-mail
o Click the link in the e-mail you received
Make Your Profile
o Click “edit”, click “Edit My Profile”
o Upload picture for a profile picture
• How to set-up a fan page
Create a Page
o Official page
o Local Business- Check Educational
o Name your page
o Go through the steps to finish your page
Start using your page
oSend link home to parents with
permission slips for using student
pictures, work, etc.
• How I use Facebook?
Mainly to update parents of upcoming events, happenings in the
room, and post WTW lists and websites.
Post pictures and videos.
Plan on videotaping some readers’ theatres and posting student
writing and other work.
Letting the students help us post updates, going over correct use of
English and spelling.
You get a real picture of your students’ families.
My classroom page
Whittier Elementary School, Mrs. Larson's Third Grade
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