Use Social Networks to Teach Kids about Literature

Megan Pavelich

Megan Pavelich

Megan Palevich of Middle School 101 has a must-see project for teachers who want to tap into students’ use of social networking to bring literary or historical people to life. Students create fake Facebook, Twitter and instant message interactions between characters or historical people. Everything is done with templates that students work on in class or at home, so there’s no need for them to actually log in to the social networking sites. It’s an innovative, motivating idea, and one that students are sure to love.

The original instructions are posted as a Google Document here, so be sure to check it out and let her know how you like it.

Thanks to Kelly Tenkely’s Stories of Learning blog for posting the article that introduced me to the project.

4 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing my project, Nick! I emailed you the original templates, so feel free to share them with any reader that asks for them! What a rich and usable blog you have here…I just added it to my google reader. I look forward to your posts as well as sharing ideas with you in the future!

  2. Nick says:

    Thanks for the email, Megan! Your templates will be great to use and share!

  3. Kendra says:

    Hey Meg, I think your ideas are terrific!!! I looked at your google docs and I can’t seem to get to the templates for the 140 characters writing. Are you able to forward that to me? I teach middle school language arts. Nick, your ideas are great too!

  4. Hey Kendra.
    Shoot me an email and I’ll get the docs to you:
    Glad you like it!

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