Monday, June 25, 2007

VSR11: Taking It Further

In this episode we talk to Simon O'Carroll and Neil D'Aguair about the Flat Planet Project. These two teachers met via the blogosphere and came up with this effective project for their students that took them much further than they ever expected.



The Flat Planet Project is a remarkable wiki project run by Simon O’Carroll from Ontario, Canada, and Neil D’Aguair from Surrey, UK. These two teachers of Religious Education met via the blogosphere and together came up with a simple yet incredibly effective research project for their students with topics such as climate change, vegetarianism, air pollution and endangered species. In the process, they took the students much further than they ever expected. In this episode we talk to Simon and Neil about the behind-the-scenes of the Flat Planet Project.

Using the free Wikispaces service, their students worked collaboratively across the Atlantic to create an incredibly impressive joint project. Along the way, both teachers and students got far more out of the project than they expected.

Some links we mentioned in the episode…