5 best practices for educators on Facebook

Facebook’s roots may be planted in college campuses, but classrooms have not welcomed the social network as eagerly as their students have, Mashable reports. Once a Harvard startup open only to college students, Facebook has been pegged as a waste of time, a classroom disruption and a bad habit that is correlated with low grades. Missouri even went so far as to ban Facebook and other social media relationships between teachers and students (the law was later repealed). But teachers such as Reynol Junco–who recently published a study that shows certain types of Facebook use are correlated with higher GPAs–are beginning to look at ways that they can use Facebook to their advantage…

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