NOTE: There are not detailed Twitter instructions here, so make sure you know the basics of Twitter (tweets, trends, hashtags, handles, etc.) or are willing to find someone to explain them to you!
Includes also a template with English instructions/guide.
Template is meant to be printed and hand-written/drawn on; file is not formatted for easily inserting typed text, photos, etc.
This basic Twitter profile is great for historical/famous personality assignments, to fill out during a movie from a certain character's perspective, or even to have the students write their own, personal Spanish class profile and tweets. It has been a favorite "go-to" of mine when I am in a pinch. Students enjoy it--it's a creative activity that can work for different levels.
Some tips and suggestions that are included also in the file:
1. When using for historical or famous personalities, have students write tweets from milestone moments in the person’s life. They have a spot for the date, as well, for each tweet.
2. This is a great way to hold students accountable for paying attention during a film. Either assign or let them pick a character for whom to create the profile and tweet from that character’s perspective based on the action of the movie.
3. Works best in my experience with late Spanish 2 (if students are motivated), Spanish 3, or Spanish 4.
4. Not all students use Twitter. Be sure not to assume that just because they are teenagers, they all know what it is, how to use it, and what to do with the template! Go over instructions and have other students help to explain what it is and what to do with hashtags, handles, etc.
5. Can be a good sub activity, but if it is a planned absence, make sure you have gone over instructions first. It may be a bit much for a sub to explain and assist students with, especially if s/he doesn’t know Spanish or Twitter.
6. MS Word file included so that you may edit the template as you wish.