LiveBook is a book written from the collective experience of Facebook and Beebo users. This sounds like a fun social experiment and a great way to have students put Facebook and Beebo accounts to good use. Social networks can have an educational value when used correctly. If you’re reading this and thinking, “great, but my school blocks Facebook,” keep reading.
Application for Education
Take a quick poll of high school students and find out how many of them have Facebook or Beebo pages. You will find that nearly all have an account. Livebook truly offers the “real” or “greater” audience that teachers talk about. Your students can propose an idea, a sentence, or more to be used in the book. The community decides if the quality proposed writing is good enough to be included in the book. Livebook makes your students’ audience real so they may pay more attention to the quality and thought put into their work.