A recent change of firewall at my college has allowed students to access Facebook, which had up till this point been blocked, students quickly recognised this and I have on numerous occasions had to ask/tell students to turn it off during class.
I am a strong advocate of elearning but I am still unsure of a beneficial use of Social networking sites in a classroom situation that can not be supplied within a dedicated education tool such as VLE or LMS like Moodle.
Should we not leave Facebook for Social networking and not encroach on to a students patch by jumping in and telling them how well they did in class today, while they are busy telling their mates what they got up to at the weekend.
I still think the value of Facebook for formal teaching and learning is unclear.
Some of the pitfalls of being a teacher with a Facebook account (Friend or Foe)