|Privacy||Open, closed, secret||Open|
|Visibilitity||Not indexed by search engine.|
The user need to search once connected
|Joining||Permission from a group member is needed.|
A member can be added by an existing member of the group (if administrator allowed it).
(your name does not appear)
|Post goes...||On the group wall||On the wall and on fans feed|
|Restrictions||Yes Peut décider si les membres peuvent publier dans le groupe.||Yes Can choose whether fans can post on the wall|
|Documents||Yes Members can create and collaborate on documents||No|
|Customization||Yes||Yes Using development tools|
|Applications||No||Yes Can make the content restricted to fans (need to like the page to see the content/application)|
|Custom URL||No but an email for the group||Yes with 25 likes|
|Notification for new post(s)||Yes by email (default)||Yes on the feed|
|Link for creation||https://www.facebook.com/about/groups then click on "create group"||https://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php|
|Recommendation||For a teacher who wants to communicate with its students, I recommend using one or several secret facebook groups.||The page being public, I recommend for all schools.|
It's a simple and fast way to communicate officially with parents and students.
This tool should however be used in conjunction with a website.