Try the elevator pitch (EP) to get students to think of ways to build character. An elevator pitch is a conversation, or an ice breaker, that will (hopefully) lead into a deeper dialogue about character. You could give them a prompt. Here is an example, You've just bumped into a former student who is homeless. After exchanging pleasantries, she asks for help. You open your mouth, and then pause. Where on earth do you start?
Here with the EP students come up with a real solution and then presents their solution to a group. Students will personalize the problem and present an novel solution. They only have one minute to give their answer to a group of students . Then after a group of students has listened to all the EPs picks the ones that offered the best solution. It is also very important that the group sate their reason for choosing the EP.
If you wanted to incorporate technology you could film each EP and a way for the presenters to see themselves.