5 Fake Facebook templates and pages for student projects

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					5 Fake Facebook templates and pages for student projects
April 16, 2011 by mrkaiser208

I have seen several classes in the past few weeks work on Facebook projects. Students love them. These
projects appeal to students because it is communication at their level. What I like about the project is that
creating a fake Facebook profile requires a great deal of higher level thinking. Student have to take
information and transform it. This forces students to be very creative. A fake Facebook page is an excellent
way to see if student understand the concept behind a book, character, historical figure or even a science
concept.

There are several different platforms for doing Facebook projects in the classroom. Here are some I have
looked at in the past week:

Fakebook: This online app is the best I have seen. It is web based and easy to use. Students fill in the blanks,
upload pictures and write status updates for the different people on the wall. I have not yet used this app with
students, but I plan on using it this week. Sometimes, when a bunch of students use an app like this, we see
how good it really works. I’ll be sure to let you know.

My Fake Wall: This is a cool template, much like Fakebook. I really like how it is set up. The app is web
based and allows students to build as big a page as they like. The one draw back is that it doesn’t seem to
work consistently. I have used this with several classes now, and sometimes it works and sometimes it
doesn’t which creates quite the headache if this is the plan for class on a particular day. That having been
said, it is still worth a try because it is so much fun.

PowerPoint template: This page template opens in PowerPoint, but functions surprisingly as a Facebook
page. Adding pictures and status text is quite easy without creating a mess of the page. This is a three page
template giving students quite a bit of creative license in a non-web based platform.

MS Word template: This template is a little harder to use and doesn’t look quite as good as the others, but it
is another option. It does work in Word which is a plus if that is what students are used to using.

Classroom in the Cloud Facebook Project: This blog post has instructions, templates and rubrics for a
Facebook project using a template created with Photoshop. This looks like another great option depending on
your goals for the project.

March 2, 2012 update: See the blog post 2 more ways to make fake Facebook pages for additional links and
resources.




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