I am putting together curriculum for a grade 8 advanced computer applications course in our middle schools. Students will take a basic computer apps course once in either grades 6 or 7. In the advanced course i am looking to bring more project based learning in. I am looking to utilize web 2.0 tools. The students who take this course will meet one period a day for half of the school year.
I am considering creating projects that will utilize one or more of the following tools:
a. a digitial story on a global or controversial issue.
b. Scratch - As an intro to programming
c. A Hyperlinking Narrative
d. social bookmarking
e. Rss feeds and feed aggregators
F. Collaboration using wiki's.
G. Podcasting & Audacity
h. Creating google earth tours
i. Webpage Design
j. Internet Safety, Information Literacy
I would love to here about your experiences, project ideas or current curriculum.