Questions


Q:
Is the end format one long narrative ALL participating students contribute to and edit.

A:
The end format will be a series of links to the stories "approved" by the alien king. The will not be one long narrative.

Q:
Do we create prompts with our partner schools and have the students respond and edit ?

A:
You may create a prompt for your own students. It can be different from the prompt created by the partner school. When you create a prompt, please add it to the Writing Prompts link.

Q:
How do we know if our partner school has a long school break?

A:
We now have a Local Breaks link. Please add any week or longer breaks in your school schedule for the months of March through June. Please include the end of school if your school ends their session for the year in May or June.

Q:
I have a large group of students (100+) and I am new to this type of project. Should I include all students, or a smaller group?

A:
100+ students sounds like a big group, especially to start...while I wouldn't want to say cut your numbers down, you may find that a smaller group (25-30) would be both easier to manage and easier to link. Additionally, you should think about what access you have to technology for your students?

You might want to consider having your students work in groups of three to four students who collaborate on a story. In this way, you will have four or five stories generated per class. This is also an advantage when it comes time to update the wiki for the partner school. If one student is absent, their partners can update the wiki and the project can continue.