Virtual Round Table Web Conference

Getting some Facebook time with your peers

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Getting some Facebook time with your peers

Time: October 9, 2010 from 5pm to 6pm
Location: Adobe ConnectPro
Website or Map: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.…
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Shelly Terrell
Latest Activity: Oct 9, 2010

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Saturday, 9 October 2010 - 5pm GMT
Hawaii 7am, Los Angeles 10am, New York 1pm, London 6pm, Paris 7pm, Dubai 9pm, New Delhi 10:30pm, Beijing 1am (Sun), Tokyo 2am (Sun), Sydney 4am (Sun)
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Getting some Facebook time with your colleagues or how I'm using a Facebook page to connect with other teachers

Note: This session is suitable for teachers who are interested in blogs and blogging, but no knowledge of blogging practice or etiquette is necessary.

Abstract: Is Facebook just for putting your photos and keeping up with friends? Or is there more to it, and can educators use Facebook to connect and share with each other? I think the answer is YES. This session aims to introduce the idea of using a Facebook Page as a tool to do this.

I will introduce Pages, with a brief look at their history on Facebook and which purposes they have usually been used for.

We will look briefly at what a (we)blog is, and what teachers can use them for. Then we will look in more detail at how, using Facebook you can:

* easily set up your own Page,
* start writing Notes
* share images in Photo albums
* share links and thoughts on your Wall
* engage in Discussions with other Facebook users on your Page

I hope to show you ways in which to promote your Facebook Page and customise it with different applications to add functionality. If you are already an experienced blogger or run a website, I also hope to show you ways to link your Page to your blog or website easily.

Hopefully you will come away with some ideas on how to make the most of this network and get some real Facebook time with your colleagues there!


Mike Harrison teaches ESOL at a Further Education in South East London. He is interested in using images, videos and music to teach English. When not teaching, he likes to watch Spanish films and he practises the Brazilian martial art, capoeira. You can read his blog at and follow him on Twitter at

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Comment by Chris Fry on October 9, 2010 at 8:02pm
Maybe I should use some of the other tabs on my FB pages for learners of EFL. So far I've only used the wall, links and photos. I haven't really used notes or discussion. My problem would be to find time. I find it hard enough to find time to check content of the pages every day as most content comes in though RSS feeds using Graffiti
Comment by Janet Bianchini on October 8, 2010 at 4:30pm
Hi Mike

Looking forward to your presentation very much. I wasn't using FB to best effect, so I have kind of dropped out for a while. Am interested in learning how it can be used more effectively. Best of luck.
Comment by Vicky Saumell on October 4, 2010 at 8:16pm
Sorry, Mike... Would have loved to attend but... same time as mine!

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