Create Social Media Profiles for Fictional Characters with Fakebook
101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 81
Fakebook is a fictional social profile that is modeled after Facebook for classroom use. Teachers can have their students create a social profile for a fictional or historical character to portray their understanding of events and character development in a way that is familiar to them. This different way of presenting information can help students think about history and literature in a more in-depth way and bring those stories to life for them. Fakebook is easy to edit, and can be used in any subject area to enhance learning.
How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students. So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting? Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out. We’ve been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what’s good and bad. Have we missed something that we should feature here? Most certainly. So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we’ll throw ’em into the hopper.
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.