Create stories using social media. Turn what people post on social media into compelling stories. Collect the best photos, video, tweets and more to publish them as simple, beautiful stories that can be embedded anywhere.
For so many class projects, the intended audience is an audience of one (and that person may not care that much about the material, they are just plowing through a stack of papers). What about expanding the audience? Student can not only receive information they can be an active part of producing and disseminating that knowledge. I LOVE the idea of students writing a report that is based on using social media or distributing selected tweets and links to students. For a quick sample that I produced see: http://storify.com/APHumanGeog/new-story