I just launched a site for students to manage group projects online; Enterthegroup.com
. It provides project management tools and advice so students can get organized and communicate better.
The site provides help to students who typically dislike working in groups. It gives them a way to define their objectives and goals. It also allows them to break projects down into tasks, communicate to each other, schedule meetings on a shared calendar, share files and conduct polls.
There is a tool for teachers to create a type of virtual classroom where they can communicate with students outside of class, share handouts, post dates to a calendar and more.
I would love to know what teachers think about this, so any feedback would be much appreciated.
I think this site can help teachers avoid project 'disasters' as well as teach students valuable lessons in organization.