When Should Students Start Using Facebook?

When you talk about #edtech, Facebook is inevitably going to come up in the discussion. The proof is in the pudding, as the saying goes, and a quick look back shows that we’ve talked about Facebook a lot in the past here at Edudemic. If you type ‘Facebook’ into the search engine of Edudemic.com, you’ll find that we talk about Facebook in so many different ways about using social media in the classroom. Because that’s what we do in the 21st century, right?

It’s worth taking a look at whether or not using Facebook is appropriate for the age group you’re working with. Maybe your school or district has decided for you, but if not, there’s a lot to consider when deciding if you’re going to employ Facebook as a part of your classroom. Take a look at the infographic below to see what some of the current thought patterns from parents are students are. Questionable? Try making Fakebook pages in your lesson plans instead!

facebook infographic