This is a Microsoft Word document that looks like a Twitter Page. 90% of the page can be edited. Students can change out the pictures, update the Tweets, create suggestions of who to follow, determine how many followers the individual has, as well as how many people the individual is following. This is a safe and easy way to bring social media into the classroom. Your students will love showing how characters in a novel would use social media. Research all of a sudden gets a new twist. Historical figures can show their relationship to events and other people through this easy to manipulate document. Students can create a realistic looking Twitter page without ever getting on Twitter!
This is a template I created to look exactly like a facebook page. Your students will never have to access facebook to create a realistic looking facebook page. This template is set up in Microsoft Word. Students can use this template to create a facebook page for a historical, fictional, scientific, mathematical character. It could be used virtually in any content area. It should be a really fun way for students to create short research reports on any individual. This assignment will get the attention of today's student in a real and engaging way. Research just became interesting again!