I know, it’s the end of the year and most everyone is wrapping up their coursework but I also wanted to leave you with some ideas for next year. We all love assigning projects, as our students will moan, but the fact of the matter is they are a great way for students to actively learn about a specific topic. I prefer to create group projects where students can teach one another and also learn the important skill of teamwork.
It is to this latter example this resource applies: Google Docs.
Consider using Google Docs for your next group project assignment. Our students are technologically savy (maybe more so than we currently are) and they are pretty good about finding each other online and communicating with one another. Google Docs is free and allows for collaboration on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Check out this short introductory video to get a better example:
Let me know what you think! Post your comments and tell me how you are going to use this project idea in the future. Again, I think a great way to test it out is to use it for a group project and allow your students the freedom to work on their projects – just make sure they invite you to colloborate/view their project by sending you that all important email!