Positive Ways Schools can Use Facebook
Hartstein suggests a number of ways to incorporate social media into the public school community, including:
There are many good options for incorporating social media in the classroom. In fact, some might argue that omitting such widely used technology may serve to actually thwart student learning. Since "everybody is doing it," students need to learn how to effectively use this tool beyond its basic social purposes. Teachers also have multiple teaching options open up to them when they have free reign of the most recent technology available.
This video outlines the benefits and drawbacks of using social media.