Collaborative and Interactive Online Projects
Collaborative, online projects are one of the most exciting ways to motivate students. Get students involved with posting projects on the web, emailing other students or experts, discussing issues on a threaded discussion, or holding a online chat. There are thousands of projects to join from travel buddies to data collection projects.
Read Technology Integration Projects from Edutopia for examples of great web projects.
Collaborative online projects are a great way to motivate students and reach outside your classroom. Consider developing web pages that would allow students to share their ideas with other students around the globe. Your students could do book reviews, post reports, or share informational projects. You may even want to join a reading project.
Read Harnessing the Power of the Web. This guide will help you learn how to join and build collaborative, project-based learning activities on the Internet. Be sure to explore Finding Network Projects and Making Networked Projects.
Think of things that will get your students moving. Some activities may involve reading and sharing books. For example, visit LibraryThing and Book Crossing. This website is intended to help you share your love of books with the world. After reading a book, you leave it in a public place and encourage others to read it.
Are you "creatively-challenged" when it comes to developing interesting activities to link your books and information resources?
Online Project Resources
Examine the resources at the following Teacher Tap pages:
- Go to Collaborative Projects from Teacher Tap.
- Go to Ask-An-Expert from Teacher Tap.
- Go to Online Annual Events from Teacher Tap.
- Go to Face-to-Face and Virtual Book Clubs & Reading Groups from Teacher Tap.
- Go to Face-to-Face and Virtual Author & Illustrator Visits from Teacher Tap.
- Go to Contests, Fairs, and Publishing: Sharing On The Web from Teacher Tap.
- Go to Interactive Websites, Games, and Activities from Teacher Tap.
- Go to Magnet Poetry, Stories, & Mad Libs: Writing Fun On The Web from Teacher Tap.
Locating Online Projects
As you explore the following sites, notice that the indicates an exceptional quality resource.
Science projects for Fall, Spring, and ongoing.
Friends and Flags
Dedicated to cultural diversity and global collaboration.
Contains a mixture of activity types including collaborative, online projects.
Great projects for primary grades and all levels such as Wright On, Frost Readers, Bunnyy Readers, Graph Goodies, and Student Created Document-based Questions.
Great easy projects.
Teleprojects and Activities
Lists Co-nect's online projects.