Friday, September 17, 2010

Unexpected Benefit of Having a Facebook Page for Your Courses

Over the last couple of weeks I've shared some ideas about using Facebook fan pages and Facebook groups to convey course-related information to your students and their parents. Yesterday, I discovered a benefit of having a Facebook fan page for my courses that I never expected.

Yesterday, I when I went to check for new comments on my Facebook fan page I noticed that a former student (now in college) had become a fan of Mr. Byrne Teaches. Not only had he become a fan he, left a very nice message that made my afternoon. See the screen capture below to see our exchange.
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As teachers we don't always get to hear positive feedback from former students, I found this to be a great unexpected benefit of having a Facebook fan page for my courses.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
How to Create a Facebook Group for Your Classes
Using Facebook to Connect With Students & Parents
A Cautionary Note About Using Facebook to Connect With Students & Parents