Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Facebook for Professional Learning

If you're reading this post, I'm going to assume you are an active reader of blogs or Twitter or both. Are you also leveraging Facebook for your professional learning?

Many of the educators and educational organizations you follow through Twitter or on blogs are also maintaining pages on Facebook. If you log in to Facebook and "Like" their page, you can get their updates in your news feed, right along with all of the life updates your friends are posting. I often benefit from following professional organizations on Facebook because I might miss their latest update in my Twitter stream where I follow over 400 people, but in scrolling through the day's posts on Facebook, I can find their latest news easily. Frequently, there are also great conversations around their posts on Facebook which I learn from.

Here are a few of the pages I follow on Facebook for professional and technology learning. If you haven't already, I encourage you to check them out!

You may also want to search Facebook for other organizations you belong to or are invested in, such as your teacher's professional organization/union or charities you support. Facebook can become a "one stop shop" for keeping up with your personal and professional interests as well as your friends.

If you know of any other great educational technology pages to follow on Facebook, please share them in the comments. Thanks!

8/14/11 Update: I've been wanting to experiment with the creation of Facebook pages myself, so today I launched a page of my own. If you are interested in the things I share on my blog, you might be interested in "liking" my Facebook page also. 
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