Friday, February 24, 2012


This idea for a lesson really interested me, mostly because it's something that has a lot of range for use in the classroom. I have seen a bunch of internet comics that use the concept of a fake facebook to make a page for famous people, but i had never thought to use it in a class before. This and comic life are two programs that i'll almost definitely use when i'm a teacher simply for the fact that there are so many possibilities and freedom for the student's project and it would be a fun way to show comprehension of a story. Other than that, i can't really think of a good way to incorporate it for classroom use...thoughts?


  1. My friend's Brit Lit class in high school allowed them to do whatever they wanted for a project, and they opted to create a Facebook page for the major characters of a book, and then using comments, likes, or posts to signify the major happenings within the story. It ended up being an incredibly well thought out, intricate web of interaction that was able to be represented both seriously and comically, and sometimes even tongue in cheek. I think that it would be difficult to have all students do something like this, but it has definitely been done before and was highly entertaining.

  2. I think there are two ways you could do this. One, is to have the students create pages for a character each. But, keep in mind other students are already doing this, so you might have to have them name the character and for the last name use the name for the high school. When I did a study one of the students created a page for Iago from Othello, and when I later searched to find him I found a plethora of Iagos.

    So if you want to avoid the chaos, you could simply create templates for the students on paper, put them in small groups, have them each create a character and comment on each others' character pages. Same idea, but without having to go to the computer lab. I did this with myspace many moons ago at a workshop and the participants responded well to this.