Back in August I introduced you to Russel Tarr’s Fakebook. Fakebook is a tool for creating fictitious Facebook profiles about famous people in history. Over the weekend a nice new feature was added to Fakebook. Fakebook Animated allows you to watch the timeline of your fake Facebook profiles unfold over time. For an example, click here to watch Harry Truman’s Fakebook profile unfold over time.
Applications for Education
Creating Fakebook profiles for famous people in history could be a good way for students to create the outline of a biography. If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional book reports, creating Fakebook profiles for the characters in a novel could be a good way to have students outline the important points in a character’s development.
Click here for three other ways that students can create fictitious Facebook profiles for historical characters.