saw in the last section, finding projects is easy.
Before you sign up for a project, however, review
the questions below. Some will be more important
to you than others. If the project announcement or
materials donít address your concerns, feel free
to e-mail the project host and ask for additional
project information or clarification so your
important questions are answered.
- What do I want my students to learn from
participating in the project?
- Is this project the best way for students to
learn this objective?
- Will this project supplement my curriculum,
or can it stand alone?
- What activities should we do as a class
before, during, and after the project?
- Does the project cover more than one subject
- Will the project satisfy my school-district
or grade-level requirements for the subject
- Will students learn about more than just
What does the project require?
Do my students or I need to know how to
attach files, forward e-mail, or set up an
address book, download files, or search the
Are there applications my class must know
how to use?
Does the project have any prerequisites
regarding computer experience, previous project
participation, or curriculum requirements?
Does the project require me to use mailing
lists or video conferencing?
3. Grade Level:
- What grade level is the project for?
- If the project is for all grades (K-12), how
will I make sure my students learn the
curriculum required for their own grade?
- How can I vary the project to make it
appropriate for my grade level?
- Do the site, project announcement, or
project host offer suggestions for expanding and
enriching the curriculum?
- Will this project meet the needs of all
students in my class, or is it for a certain
- Will individual students contribute data, or
will they work in pairs, small groups, or as a
- Will all students work on different parts of
a research project, or will they all conduct the
same research and produce similar contributions?
- Does everyone in the class participate, or
is the project designed for only a few students?
- Who will consolidate and report the