I'm working with a 7th grade history teacher on developing a culminating project for a New Nation unit. I had the seed idea that we could create a social network. The kids would all be assigned a character in history (both real and fictional). They would 'network' about historical events and themes discussed in the unit. I haven't yet thought through all the logistics because I don't even know if it's possible.
My big burning question that has to be answered before we move forward is: Does a site exist that allows for social network creation (a la Ning) that allows the organizer to assign accounts? I can't use a ning because the kids (per our AUP) can't be required to have email addresses.
Thanks for the suggestions in advance!!!!