Fakebook, Fake Tweet, Fake SMS & More

Yesterday, a high school teacher (Thank you Brianna!) shared with me Classtools.net  and my brain started going crazy with all the applications it makes possible. I know many teachers use Word templates for students to create “Facebook” pages as part of characterization or research mini assignments, but with this website you can do even more! Not only do they have an editable Facebook wall, Tweets, and SMS creator but they can all be saved to a password protected, unique URL that can be easily shared with the teacher. Here is an example of one a student created for Catcher in the Rye. I will say the one downside is that it does have Google Ads, however you can mute them in the free version temporarily. If you choose to pay for the service, it allows for more functionality and no ads at all. You don’t need to download anything, and although the site is simple and sometimes distracting with the colors, I still feel that the possibilities are endless for how this could be used in a classroom. Since it makes the learning objective so relevant and meaningful to their personal lives, there is a lot of buy-in to the assignment. If you are already using this, I’d love to hear how. Leave a comment below!

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