I heard about a website the other day that created fictional emails generated by fictional characters. What an interesting idea... Creating emails as if you were another person place or thing. As a spin off of that idea I created an Outlook ppt template. This template will enable you to re-create an outlook inbox as well as outgoing/incoming messages as if it were some else's inbox.
An activity such as this allows students to use a tool they are familiar with while at the same time thinking from a new angle. Students could do this for historical characters, fictional characters, or perhaps even an object like an igneous rock.
This is also a spinoff from the Facebook ppt Template. Be sure to check that idea as well.