My colleague Andrew has developed a facebook group for a unit of work in his VCE History class. The site looks great and the students will be using it to record their progress as they examine aspects of the cold war. The fb site is easy to manage for the girls who mostly understand the concepts of uploading information to the site. It undermines unfortunately how basic the staff portal is compared to fb and to blog sites such as this and blogger.
Andrew has posted to the staff wiki with his rationale and approach. I intend to post that blog here shortly.