Use “Fakebook” to chart the plot of a book, the development of a character, create a series of historical events, tshow the debates and relationships between people in a novel and so on! Get started by entering a name at the top of the page. Then proceed to add friends, posts, comments and profile information. You can save your work and edit it again later.
Fakebook is not a tool, it is a live Fake Facebook Profile. My Fake Wall is another one. Teachers not only encourage students to engage actively in the material, but they also provide online communities for students that might not exist for them in real life. Students will use people of past and present. Making a fake Facebook profile is great way to allow students to apply their knowledge of a topic while also incorporating relevant technology.
“Fakebook” allows teachers and students to create imaginary profile pages for study purposes.
“Making a fake Facebook profile is great way to allow students to apply their knowledge of a topic while also incorporating relevant technology. I used Fakebook to teach seventh grade students the major gods and goddesses from Greek Mythology. The project required students to work in groups of two to research information on a particular Greek God or Goddess, and then create a Fakebook page that they would be graded on, and eventually present to the class. I set up a page on my class website that contained all of the necessary materials and resources for the students to complete this project. The project lasted a total of 5 days: three days to research and create a Fakebook page, and two days for presentations.” – Mr. Berchtold, Language Arts Teacher
Expert trainer, Steven W. Anderson, discusses what you need to know about digital footprints in his training video, 7 Steps to Creating Social Media Guidelines. If you are a member of the Teacher Learning Community, you can watch Steven’s training now to earn your CEUs.
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Steven W. Anderson is a Dad, Learning Evangelist, Speaker, Trainer and Author. After a successful career in public education as a Teacher, Instructional Technologist, and Director of Instructional Technology, Steven now works with educators across the globe as a consultant and is part of the SimpleK12 trainers team. Highly sought after for his skills in helping educators and school leaders better understand technology and social media through his humorous approach to learning, Steven has a passion for helping teachers and students understand the importance of their digital footprint. You can see all of Steven’s training videos here, or learn more about him on his website.