Keys to Successful Projects Using Telecommunications
Adapted from a presentation by Al Rogers
Make a timeline and provide lots of lead time to announce
Set precise deadlines and let participants know them ahead
Keep participants informed of the project's status
throughout the duration of the project.
If possible, try projects out with a sister school first.
The first time you try a new project, there are may unknowns. It is always advisable to
carry out a small scale practice exchange with a nearby school so you can work out the
Request collaboration or call for participants by posting
messages on electronic bulletin boards. Post announcements at least three
times, spaced several day to a week apart.
Give specific information about your project: - location -
grade level - contact person - timelines and deadlines - number of responses you
want - what you will do with the responses
Send a follow-up thank you message to all of those people
who participated in your project.
Distribute a hard copy of your project if possible.
Find responsible students to train them to be part of your