This chapter is making me think about what speakers I might want to find, like a contractor or architect or builder. I am hoping a parent has one of those jobs. But even if it is how do I make this person available to all three 7th grade classes. In my old school we video taped an architect. I wonder if there is an on-line resource...
I also want to talk to our technology teacher about teaching spreadsheets on Excel so kids can do a computer generated one for the unit if they so choose.
I also already have a calendar on Edline that would work. I wonder if there is one on the Wikipage? Also I have a physical erasable calendar that can go in the room.
As far as student teams, I really liked when we allowed the students to group themselves. As I have mentioned before, in this type of project 15 years ago, some of our most resistant students were the most engaged. I do like the idea of a contract that all in the group agree to. I have to think about a firing clause.
On assessment I definitely want to take a look at rubistar.4teachers.og or educate.intel.com/en/AssessingProjects
I like the idea of monkeysurvey throughout the project to see student's self assessment of where they are at. I need to ask Cindy about the exact site.