Audio Review # 116 | Fakebook Lets Students Create a Fake Facebook Page

Overview

What we put on our Facebook home page usually involves some deep thinking about how to put our best “face” forward.  We have to represent our personalities in a few pictures, posts, interests and taglines.

Now, this sort of thinking process just might be interesting if you were to apply it to a character from a book your class or student is reading.  But, really do you want to create an entire page just for one fictional or non-fictional character?   I think not! 😉

That is where “Fakebook” comes to the rescue. Fakebook, from Classtools.net lets students create a sample Facebook page and save it. The page is fairly complete with room for photos, interests, posts and more. This takes creative expression in a much different direction than the standard essay.

There is even a place to post “friends or frenemies.”

Sample Uses

Create a page based on some of the following:

  • Historical figure
  • Novel figure
  • Family member
  • Yourself in the future
  • About me activity

Do I Plan to Use It?

I am going to keep it in my bag of tricks when discussing digital literacy with teachers.  I love the way this site requires students to think in a deeper manner about their characters.

Commitment and Learning Curve

Medium to low learning curve.  It is an older looking site, so it can be a bit less intuitive than the more modern looking sites.

Best for ES MS or HS?

I think you can use it with upper ES and all of MS/HS without a problem.  I like this site too as it allows students to create a Facebook page without really creating one!

Cost

Free

Website Link

http://www.classtools.net/FB/home-page

Have you ever tried Fakebook or plan to?  Let us know what you think in the comments.

 

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