Using Facebook – PD in Focus 7

We know many of you hate the idea of Facebook. But it doesn’t have to be about funny pictures of cats and a complete waste of time; it’s an incredible tool for learning, becoming a better teacher and networking with teachers not only from Slovakia but from all over the world.

Vicky Loras's Blog

Thousands and thousands of educators around the world use Facebook to connect with others around the world. Some have two Facebook accounts – one for personal use and one for professional. Some can balance the two in one account.

To be honest, I had had a Twitter account for three years and flatly refused to open a Facebook account. It was not that I found anything intimidating about it – I just thought of it as just another distraction. Why open a Facebook account when I can already connect to educators via Twitter? [Now, this isn’t a comparison post between the two. One works for some, the other works for others, some educators (like myself now) use both in different ways.]

Until my Facebook mentor, James Taylor (as I like to call him!) explained it to me in detail – the advantages and disadvantages of it, the uses and so…

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