What an exciting day! Joe Fischer held a lunch meeting for interested social students students to explain the project. He had about 15 students show up interested in the project. This was a great start.
I also Skyped with Margaret Petty later in the afternoon to see how the process worked. I
sat at my teacher station at Sentinel High School and she used an
iPad. We decided to use Google Docs for creating and storing
materials. We created nine folders, one for each team. We also created
a folder for students to exchange information and documents and a
folder for the public to provide us with documents. We decided to use
Google Docs for collaboration and recording our research. Everything
worked well, so I feel we got a good start with the technology we will
We plan to have Margaret Petty meet with the high
school students to further explain their role in the project. We will
then have the Social Studies students meet face-to-face
with the third graders to get the process rolling. Each team will given
the name of a Missoula person that they will have to research.
For more information about this project: When Missoula was Young