Our Fifth grade class used Fakebook for their biography project. The kids loved it. Much higher thinking skills than simply doing a research paper. Plus, itís more difficult to just copy and paste information. You could also do it for an art movement, concept (i.e. color wheel), a chemical element, etc.
On May 24, 2011, at 3:44 PM, Ronda Sternhagen wrote:
> Through an art teacher friend, I have recently discovered "Fakebook"
> online. I am using it as an alternate to writing an artist research
> paper. (We are a 1:1 laptop school.) Basically, you create a fake
> "Facebook" page complete with a profile, friends, posts, comments,
> etc. just like the real deal. You do all the same research as you
> would for a written paper, but you present it differently. The kids
> have really been much more into their research, with good
> conversations going on, than researching and writing a paper for me to
> read. They can save their work and return to it, then send me the URL
> when they are ready for me to assess it. Google "Fakebook" and it will
> pop up. You'll get the gist of it when you see it.
> I have some tweaking to do since this is the first year that I've done
> this, but if you would like a copy of the first-run at this assignment
> please e-mail me off list. (PS You will notice that the assignment has
> a possible 60 points, but if you add up the points on the sheet there
> are actually 64...yep, you can get bonus points or still get a good
> grade if you can't find certain information...not sure how many of
> them of figured this out yet...)
> Ronda Sternhagen