There have been quite a few templates for making a replica Facebook page (click here for an earlier post on a Read-Write-Think product). But Classtools has the real thing. Create a Fakebook page for anyone. You add friends, posts, comments, and YouTube links and create a profile. Since March is Women’s history month (and since I am truly a science teacher), I selected Marie Curie for my illustration. Click here to see the complete page.
I will admit- it would have been easier just to write a few paragraphs about Marie than produce her Fakebook page. (Who were her friends? What would they have said? How would different people see the same event? Does this suggest critical thinking skills?). Yet I learned (and will probably) retain more of the information. You can upload your own photo or let the site select one from Google Images. Follow the directions to get the thumbs up/down for comments.
I used a word table and collected my data before creating the Fakebook (I also typed in word and then pasted in Fakebook- there is no spell check). From here I pasted it into the template.
During the Save process, you will prompted to enter a password. This will allow you to edit the page. Share the link in edmodo or email it. You can also print the page. If students are working collaborative, they can share the password.
The possibilities are endless- from Flat Stanley projects, to literary and historical characters- please share your students’ work with me!