Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Facebook for Parents

Facebook for parents (and educators) is a favorite discussion topic of mine. A Facebook friend recently shared with me a website devoted to just this topic. It is called, you guessed it...Facebook for Parents. The website presents classes, talks, seminars, and newsletters, though it is not clear from the site if there is a fee. There is a huge demand for this type of resource throughout school systems, so while this one is located in Stamford, I imagine/encourage others to pop up around the globe.

The homepage of the site has a useful article called Five Steps for Parents on Facebook which details the following:
  1. Join Facebook
  2. Friend your kids
  3. Review your kids' profile pages
  4. Review who is friends with your kids
  5. Select "More About" for your kids
These are good tips to get started. This may be a good resource for innovative educators to share with parents. If anyone has used it, please share your feedback.

The New York Times covered this at Facebook for Parents.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for mentioning our work on Facebook for Parents.

    We're learning how to better teach this material, thanks to the class at Stanford.

    More on our site soon.

    BJ Fogg