Our students are familiar with IPhones, IPods, Apps, etc. As I stated in a previous post, we need to bring our students' world into the forefront of our classroom. So many times we fight their world for any number of reasons, but we need to asks ourselves if the fight is even necessary. Often, when we bring their world into the classroom, we can get the students to do more because they do not view what they are doing as "boring school work". The "IPhone Biography" worksheet that I created allows students to experience the type of education that is meaningful to them. Students determine to whom the phone belongs. They must then determine what apps they think the individual would have on their phone. Students are required to justify why whey have chosen to put each App on the phone. The students must make a "Contact" list (who was close to the individual being studied). You could even have the students identify who would be part of their I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency) contacts. The students even get to create an e-mail message. The students tell who they are sending an e-mail to, as well as the significance of the e-mail. Basic information about the individual can be written onto the "Notes" portion of the assignment. Whether you are asking students to create a Facebook page in a Word Document or asking them to design an IPhone, you will get more from them because you are engaging them differently (with their world).