Consider Other Alternatives (to using Facebook in the classroom)
Children under the age of 13 aren’t legally permitted Facebook accounts, and its common for school districts to block access to the social network. If you are teaching young children or simply don’t feel comfortable using Facebook with students, there are still several free options that might fit your needs:
- Collaborize Classroom gives teachers four discussion format choices. Students can either agree or disagree with a statement, answer a multiple choice question, post responses, or have the choice between adding a new response or voting for someone else’s response. Teachers can add photos or videos to their prompts and all of the discussions take place on one class page.