FAKEBOOK: CREATING AN IMAGINARY PROFILE & BIOGRAPHY (1B1)
With the rise of social media, more and more teachers engage their students online with projects and assignments. Increasingly, I have seen fake accounts on Facebook and Twitter where students are posting on behalf of a literary character or historical figure.
Thanks to ClassTools, you can engage your students in the creation of fake Facebook profiles & BIOGRAPHIES without actually using the social media.
ClassTools has developed a program called Fakebook that allows users to easily and quickly create fake Facebook profiles & biographies. It is simple, free, and easy-to-use! Simply plug in information, pictures, friends, and biography data, and then publish with the click of a button. You can also embed the profile into any webpage and download it for offline sharing.
For more information take a look at these great examples, and check out the screenshot below of an example Fakebook profile for Brigham Young:
How might we use this in the classroom, you ask? Have students create “Fakebook” profiles and biographies of someone they know who is still alive . (TASK on page 115/ 125-150 WORDS))
Happy faking, y’all!