by Brian Murfin
will work as a group to complete a “Worldchanging Project.” The final
project will be displayed on wikispaces. The
goal of this project is to demonstrate how Information Technology can
be used to make a positive difference in our world. All projects will
use Web 2.0 applications such as blogs, wiki's, web
networking tools, or Google applications, e.g. Google Docs, Google
Examples of possible project topics:
- Promotion of the
recycling of old computers
of importance, e.g. bird flu, global warming, world hunger, affordable
housing, renewable energy, energy conservation, reducing carbon
footprints, how to save gas
- Open source
software and “Digital Divide”
- More possible
topics can be seen at http://www.worldchanging.com/
- A team of students
will develop each project.
- Project should use
a Web 2.0 application.
- Project helps
individuals or local small groups make a positive contribution.
- Projects should
- Form teams: Post names of
team members on forum
- Brainstorming (individual and
then team): Post results on forum. Use the safe search tools.
a topic: Browse through the list of possible
topics. Pick a
topic and explore related links and do quick google search. Post your
topic in the forum.
least three possible names for your projects. Very important:
Once you have your topic, focus and narrow it down as much as you can.
products: Your mission is to help people to learn about your topic so
that they can take actions to make a positive difference. Be creative
and use a variety of techniques. Pick one or more items from
the possible project
- Remember, your final project will be a Glog that
you embed on your wikispace page. If you need to use other
technology tools, Look at the list
of technology tools. Consult with the teacher for help if you
- Post your project plan on the forum:
- Post brief project updates on
at the end of class each day:
- Go through the help
- Submit your final project by
posting it on worldchangingprojects.wikispaces.org.
link to your project on the forum