Who knew using Facebook timeline could be educational?
According to the recent Mashable article, “Schools Use Facebook Timeline for History Lessons” by Karen Summerson, a school in Amsterdam is taking a new approach to teaching history. Teachers have started to incorporate Facebook’s Timeline into their lesson plans. Teachers decided to use the Timeline because it can show the chronology of important historical events. “Using the Timeline has allowed students to gain a greater understanding of cultural and social themes, trends, and milestone achievements.” This could engage more students by transitioning away from the traditional teaching style as well as connect learning with technology and social media. Summerson further explains that the school’s Timeline is open to both the students and the public. Users have the opportunity to like the Facebook Page and learn more about the school’s history project.