Before teachers begin using Facebook and other social media with students, there are a few things they should consider, writes educator Lisa Nielsen. In this blog post, she advises teachers to research their district's policies regarding social media, recognize that students and teachers do not need to be "friends" online to interact and recognize the value of private groups instead of public groups. She also suggests establishing roles, using pages to celebrate students' accomplishments and clearly differentiate between professional and personal online profiles.

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