One scenario in which students can use social networking is through the use of Facebook, as a forum for posting current events for social studies to post issues or events that they have heard or read about in the media.
I like your idea! But one difficulty that we might encounter when using this social networking site involves the issue of privacy. We want to make sure that only the students in our class are posting on here and that Facebook is not using our posts for some other means. Also, we would somehow need to have access to delete any inappropriate comments or postings that some students might be inclined to do.
True! And in terms of ethical issues, we would need to address the issue of plagiarism and teach students how to properly give credit to work that is not of their own creation. We would also need to closely monitor their use to ensure that whatever posts are created, they are respectful of all the students' racial, socio-economic,religious, etc. backgrounds. The great thing with social networking sites such as Facebook is that differentiation is already embedded in the site already. For example, students will have access to audio/sound, video/visuals as well as written media texts. This caters to all the different learning styles and preferences,