Let's face it, most students today have heard of Facebook....even my 5 year old daughter who will start kindergarten in August asks me if I am going to put her picture on Facebook and even my MOM is on Facebook.
Classtools.net is a great site with lots of tools for teachers to use with their students. One tool they recently created was Fakebook (and as their site states, NOT affiliated with Facebook or any other social networking site.) This is a great activity to use for students to create a Fakebook account for a character from a book, a person from history, or a biography report about someone.
Here is an example of William Shakespeare:
Fakebook allows teachers and students to create imaginary profile pages for study purposes. Use Fakebook to chart the plot of a book, the development of a character, a series of historical events, the debates and relationships between people, and more!
You can save your work and edit it later in case class time runs out!
If you have used this or plan to use it, please leave a comment with your lesson idea so we can learn from each other!