How I Use It
I upload narrated powerpoints (I have a semi-flipped classroom) and tutorial videos for problem-solving that I film myself. Students have access to the videos whenever they want. I also use it for collaboration with other teachers and file-sharing.
If you have students who are already using facebook, this is a logical extension of that same type of social media platform applied to an education setting. I have several groups going for classes and teacher groups. Students have created their own subgroups for long-term group project communication as well. This is a user-friendly alternative to google docs that my students love, especially because there is an app for their smartphones.