Ian Fordham

Ian Fordham

Ian Fordham is the Co-founder of The Education Foundation, the UK’s first cross sector education think tank and Director of the Edtech incubator, the first national education technology accelerator programme. He is a leading education entrepreneur and thought leader on the future of education, learning and policy development.

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Facebook is a vital tool for teaching and learning in the 21st century and for making education more social. It is already being widely used in colleges and universities across the UK and globally, but it has the potential to be a game changer for teachers, schools and the classroom. Here's ten tips to help get you started.

1. Use Facebook groups to create a space to share educational resources and knowledge. Subject materials and files can be uploaded to groups, and teachers and pupils can post content and encourage their fellow students to engage.

2. Facebook can be used as a way to inspire pupils about a subject by using a tool they like and are familiar with already – set up groups for particular subject topics such as history or science to bring to life your subject material.

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