Creating Dating/Friendship Profiles for Concepts, Characters, Vocabulary, and More

A year ago, at TCEA 2017, I attended a session presented by Andy Simpson, a Technology Specialist with Fort Worth ISD. The session was on Using Humor for Higher Order Thinking. There were a lot of fun and creative ideas presented, but the Dating / Friendship Profile concept stuck with me and I wanted to share (I don't know what took me so long). 

The idea behind the concept is to have students to use humor to create a dating or friendship profile for a concept they are learning about. Here is the example that he shared in the presentation:

Fun, right!?! This got me thinking that it doesn't need to be limited to just concepts, which might be something that he mentioned in the presentation, but I forgot. You can have students use this to create profiles for novel characters, historical figures, vocabulary words, math terms, and so much more. 

Have the students analyze the person/concept to really figure out the likes/dislikes, hobbies, skills, etc. Let the students get creative with how they present the information and definitely encourage humor as part of the profile.

Here is an example created by Suzy Pessia, a teacher at my school. She used this as a model for her health science students. Click here to see more of her students' creations. 

Google Drawing or Google Slides are excellent tools students can use to create these profiles. Here are a couple templates I created. Click on the links below the image and it will force you to make a copy of the template, so you can adjust as needed and share with your students. 

Make a copy of this template here

Make a copy of this template here

Let the students get creative and have fun with this project.

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