Use Social Networks to Teach Kids about Literature
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.