Guiding Questions
What are your goals in terms of communication with students, parents and patrons?
  • What board policies do you have in place that help guide external school communication?
  • How are those policies impacted by social media tools?
  • How do you foster communication between the school and the community?
  • What is the current filtering practice regarding social networking tools for students?
  • What research/policy informs your current filtering practices?

Resources about Facebook
Coach Sued for Requesting Facebook Log-ins
10 Solid Tips to Safeguard Your Facebook Privacy
Controlling Privacy Settings in Facebook
Using Facebook in the Classroom
100 Ways to Use Facebook in the Classroom
Edmodo - Social networking for education
Managing social/professional contacts:
  • I’m so glad you want to connect with me. I’ve decided to keep my Facebook profile private with my close friends and family. But I would like to stay connected to you. So if you would like to join my fan page here: we can stay in touch. Thanks! Jeff
Suggested Facebook page to join: (Note, log in to your facebook account, then paste this address into the address bar of your browser.)

Education Blogs
How I Choose Blog Topics - by Richard Byrne, Free Tech for Teachers
Principal Blogs
50 Best Blogs for Education Leaders
List of Education of Blogs by Discipline
Free Tech for Teachers
School AUP issues
100 Best Blogs for Tech-Savvy Teachers - Online Courses
The Best Collections Of Web 2.0 Tools For Education
100 Blogs Every Teacher Should Read