The Best Facebook Learning Apps

When Facebook first appeared in Harvard university its membership was initially limited to students of this institution and then later on expanded to other colleges and highschools until finally it became accessible to anyone in the world aged  and over.
If we scratch a little bit into the secrets behind the naming of this service as Facebook then we would definityely know the primary goals for which it was created. Facebook as stated in Wikipedia :
" is a printed or online directory found at American universities consisting of individuals’ photographs and names. In particular, it denotes publications of this type distributed by university administrations at the start of the academic year with the intention of helping students get to know each other. "

From the start Facebook was academically oriented towards helping Harvard students in their studies. It has since then made several inroads into education till it becomes now one of the major players in this field. Many colleges and universities are using its services to recruit candidates and to  publicize events on and out of campus. Apart from the promotional role it can play , its educational importance is clearly visible to everyone and it will unfair if we discard it because of privacy issues or any other negative effect it might bring around. We the educators MUST know the educative uses of Facebook and implement them in our teaching. In this regard, I have conducted some research into this particular area and have divided my findings into two articles one is entitled Reasons Why Facebook is Revolutionizing Education , where i have provided reasons and tips for educators on how to use this social networking in their classrooms, I have also included a paragraph about the potential side effects of Facebook and how educators can avoid them. The second article is the one you are reading . It is in fact a back up to the earlier post in that it includes a list of the best learning applications Facebook offers to its users and that educators can use in their daily work.

All thankfulness and gratitude go back to Davis Tiffany from Online College Classes who ordealed to prepare and present this list to the readers. To make it easy for you to find the apps you want , all the applications have been organized into different categories just pick up the one you want and click on the link to use it.

Social Connections

  1. FriendFeed
  2. Professional Profile
  3. SocialCalendar:
  4. CampusBuddy Courses
Documents and Sharing

  1. Zoho
  2. SplashCas
  3. Books iRead
  4. Divshare
  5. Files
  7. Ma.gnolia
  8. Scrapblog
  9. Notecentric
  10. Webinaria Screencast Recorder
  11. Documents
  12. Visual Bookshelf
  13. Mathematical Formulas
  14. Netflix
  15. SlideShare

  1. Picnik
  2. Picasa
Ratings and School information

  1. College Planner
  2. Courses
  3. Pick-A-Prof
  4. Gradzilla
  5. Course Profiles
  6. Rate My Professors
Information and Research

  1. JSTOR Search
  2. MyRSS
  3. Translations
  4. DoResearch4me
  6. Word of the Day
  7. Zen Habits
  8. Wikiseek Search
  9. Heritage & Flags
  10. WorldCa
  11. Goodreads
  12. Google Reader

Manage your study group, projects, and more with these apps.
  1. MyOffice
  2. Study Groups
  3. Polls
  4. CourseFeed
  5. Blackboard Learn
  6. Get Stuff Done
These Facebook apps will make your life and learning more organized.
  1. 30 Boxes
  2. MyLists
  3. BookTag
  4. kwiry
  5. To-Do List
  6. fbCal
  7. Books
  8. GCal
  9. Notely
These apps make Facebook play nicely with other tools that are great for learning and productivity.
  1. Twitter
  2. Digg
Learning Sources
You can learn a lot from these Facebook apps, and even share knowledge, too.
  1. Teach the People
  2. Dojo Learning
  3. Learn
  4. Supercool School
  5. KnowledgeBook
  6. HeyMath!
  7. Podclass
  8. Big Brain Answers
  9. Teach and Learn
  10. NutshellMail
Learn a new language through Facebook by using these apps.
  1. What language should you learn?
  2. Learn Spanish
  3. Learn German
  4. JapanesePod101
  5. Language Exchange
  6. Learn Russian Verbs
  7. Advanced Swedish Word of the Day
  8. Learn a Spanish Word a Day
  9. Learn French
  10. SpanishPod
These Facebook apps will make studying a snap.
  1. Flashcards
  2. Get Homework Help
  3. Class Notes
Buying & Selling
You can save money by selling your books, finding deals, and more through these Facebook apps.
  1. SwapRoll
  2. Upromise Deals
Games for Learning
Use these Facebook games to build your brain power.
  1. There/Their/They’re Test
  2. Capitals of the USA
  3. Mind Games
  4. Wordscraper
  5. What French philosopher are you?
  6. US Citizen Test
  7. Fifth Grade Test
  9. BrainBone
  10. Bubble Words
  11. Mahjong
  12. Endless Crossword
  13. Fun Trivia
  14. Geo Challenge
  15. IQ Test:
  16. What are they thinking?

Taken from 100 Awesome Facebook Apps for Productivity and Learning )

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