Student Projects
Get your students involved with a real-world project. Your students could design projects and submit them to a contest or post them on your own website. You could also participate in a project where you join with other schools on a joint project.
Explore projects that have been developed by students. Start by exploring museum projects.
Activity 1: Explore Projects
Visit national and international projects that focus on content areas or particular themes. Discuss how you could use one of these as a model for your own project.

Activity 2: Transform Activities

Turn a traditional school activity into a project you could share on the Internet. For example, develop a quiz bowl, book club, or science fair.
Activity 3: Join a Project
Explore the Global Schoolhouse Project Registry. Search for projects at your grade level and interest area. Discuss whether this project would work for your class. Use the criteria below in evaluating the project or use the criteria at Houghton Mifflin.
  • Does the project match my learning outcomes?
  • Does the project fit my grade level?
  • Do we have the hardware and software to implement the project?
  • Does the timeline fit the needs of my class?
  • Will the students find the project interesting and motivating?
  • Is the project "doable"?
  • What type of data would be collected and shared? Why? Is there a good reason for using the Internet?
  • How would you disseminate information, share results, and discuss the project: email, web discussion, chat, video conferencing?
Activity 4: Modify a Project
Use the following sites to locate additional projects.
Activity 5: Connect with a Class
Use the EPals, Connection, or Pitsco's Key Pal Page site to identify another class that might be used in a telecommunications project.
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Developed by Annette Lamb, 11/99