As teachers increasingly connect with their students online, school districts are working to define appropriate ways for teachers and students to communicate outside the classroom, reports the Chicago Tribune. It's a murky area with a variety of questions: Should teachers use a Facebook fan page to contact students? Should they allow students to "friend" them on their personal profiles or post pictures on their walls? Should they notify parents that they are using social networking sites to communicate? The Illinois school code requires that districts develop polices for social networking and teach students how to safely use chat rooms, eMail,...

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