Eduardo Lina on January 20, 2011 ·
I agree with you. Just to illustrate your point regarding good behavior: I have been using a “Facebook group” with my 10th grade English Class (15 -16 year-olds) at the school where I teach (Incidentally, kids don’t have to be my “friends” and I don’t have to be theirs, so I don’t know how they behave in their “shall I say private?” Facebook page.) In this group kids behave superbly well, not just because I have asked them to, but I guess mostly because of what you have mentioned (and I didn’t have to say). We all use English in a somewhat real (and very authentic) environment, so they learn much nore than the language. It is, then, as Peter writes, too: they know perfectly what’s ok and what’s wrong.
I can’t show you the page (it’s a closed group) but you can see something of it on this presentation
Ah! This is partly what I learned in Educ.ar when it comes to using Social Networks as didactic tools, Martin (though not just there)
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Peter Beilin on January 18, 2011 ·
Same opinion. Got two sons and a daughter, 23, 18 and 15 yrs old, internet borned, when we used 56 kbps modems. With 9 yrs old they designed their own websites and participated in discussion lists (no social networks in the ’90’s). Never installed a net nanny, I spent my time with them teaching, their mac’s by my side. They know perfectly what’s ok and what’s wrong. They use FB and tuenti and have their blogs. I only see the positive side of the issue.
If you don’t mind, I will share the post.
BTW, I’m a mac user but in my pc I’ve got joliclud installed. It happened that lighthouses are somekind of a passion I have. And I found a pic from yours, actually is my deskstop screen… Thks!!!