SUPER ENGAGING! Super Relevant!
Your students are having conversations like this with French speakers (ask your boys who play video games with people from around the globe) already. Why not get in on the fun!
This is a way to have a 'conversation' in French with all of your students at once! Messagerie instantanée (IM) is a fun review activity (starting with FR 2 and higher).
Open a word document and have an IM (instant messenger/chat-messagerie instantanée) conversation with the kids in real time. I have done this and it flowed pretty smoothly. Got some great answers/response from kids.
TIP: This activity requires the teacher to have mini-whiteboards for their students. If you don't have these for your class I HIGHLY recommend them. They can be used in SO MANY ways.
Individual whiteboards are easy to have made (instead of buying them pre-made). You can go to Lowe's or Homedepot and have them cut a large sheet of whiteboard into the size that you would like. A good size is enables students to write long sentences and still have room to tally points.