Great post Mr Kaiser 208. Thank you.
Facebook is the place that kids hang out after school. Heck, it’s the place many of them hang out during school. It is definitely a platform they are comfortable with communicating on. Why not use student enthusiasm for Facebook to generate learning opportunities in the classroom?
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. Students 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 students understand the concept behind a book, character, historical figure or even a science concept.
Science might be a little harder, but imagine if students pretend that they are a…
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