Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bill Shakespeare Comes to Facebook

A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with three students who created Facebook pages as a modern response to Shakespeare’s 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

Today, I’ve finally gotten around to sharing screen captures that act as exemplars of how Robin Goodfellow, Hermia and others might have experienced social networking.

If you’d like to see the lesson that spawned these pages, Dominic Dedato has agreed to share his differentiated lesson and rubric, suggesting that you are free to adopt, edit, or adapt it to suit your purposes.

How might your students demonstrate their knowledge of character development using modern tools? Would public Twitter feeds be preferred over a private collection of text messages? Might a collection of email correspondence from a bygone era be created? Maybe the characters would've maintained poster pages at ‘Glogster’?

Do you have similar projects or ideas to share? Perhaps our podcast interview will inspire you to consider providing your students with a similar experience...

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