Types of Projects
Steps for Designing a Project
Articles about Online Projects
Links to Online Project Sites
for Designing a Project
Start with your own curricular
Find or design your own project
that will meet those goals
Take into consideration value
for other participants as well as your own class.
Make your first project a simple
one. Do it during summer school when there are less curricular demands.
Choose a project that someone else has been running and join it.
If you want to join a project
search the sites and possibly post your interest on a discussion list or
on some of the project sites.
If you are designing your own
project begin with a timeline. Decide on a clear beginning and ending
date and milestone dates along the way. Make sure that this timeline
is communicated to the others who may be participating.
Decide how many participants
you need (story about too many!!)
Make a plan for sharing the
results (a web page, e-mail, publishing something, etc...)
Write a "Call for Participation"
and post it in several places where you can find participants at least
one month before the beginning of the project. On your handout is a list
of the things that should be included in a "Call for Participation"
Implement the Project.
Wherever it is possible include students in keeping up with work on the
project. Train a few to be data collectors or email deliverers, depending
on the needs of the project.
Always have a plan B.
Be ready to do other things on days when the technology is not working.
Evaluate the effectiveness of
the project at the end and be sure to share the outcome with others who