The event I am sharing this week comes from Larry Ferlazzo’s blog which features websites of the day. His post is for Feb. 9th,2012 (an update of his early post from January 31st).
I chose to share this blog post because I think Ferlazzo has identified some interesting tools that can be used with students to simulate the Web 2.0 environment. This would be particularly interesting for younger kids who are unable to have a Facebook account for example because of the age restriction (age 13).
Larry suggests the tool “My Fake Wall” and “Fakebook“ could be used to “chart the career of a historical character” or to “outline the main plot of a book, play or film”. There are many possibilities. It is worth checking out. Here is the link to Ferlazzo’s post: http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2012/02/09/creating-fake-stuff-for-learning/ (Click on “The Best Tools For Creating Fake ‘Stuff’ for Learning“)
Here is a great instruction guide on how to use My Fake Wall in the classroom: