There’s a lot of possibilities of using face book in Education. Even though there’s about 500M users and it’s been around for years, we’ve yet to get good policies in place to handle both on and off-site usage of Facebook by students and teachers. Simply blocking Facebook at the schools does not suffice. This MSNBC article details some of the recent issues. Connectsafely.org has a good Facebook safety manual for schools and parents.
Teachers and Students May Not Mix Well on Facebook