Educational Tools - Fakebook

July 30, 2018

Fakebook is a great way for users to demonstrate their understanding of a person, place, thing, event, etc. The way users use Facebook to tells stories about themselves, places they’ve been, accolades they’ve achieved, events they’ve experienced, and thoughts they have is how Fakebook can be used to describe all these things in an educational space that is fun and engaging for users.  

 

Fakebook.com provides a template almost identical Facebook. Students can upload images, videos, edit profiles, post discussions, and share their pages for others to interact with them just like Facebook. As an example, a high school ELA teacher may have their students pick a claim such as choosing a position to stand or not during the national anthem. The teacher could have students pick a person, symbol, or period in time of the student’s choice to research to provide evidence to support their claim. The teacher can have the students create a Fakebook page for students state their claim, present their evidence, and engage with students with supporting and opposing views. Students can share their Fakebook pages on sites like Twitter to expand the reach of collaborators for discussion. Afterwards students can write a reflection paper about their position after engaging with other perspectives on their position. What are other ways you can think of using Fakebook to support instruction.

 

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