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Collaborative Projects

Announcing Your Project
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After your project description has been proofread, you can begin inviting people to join your project. This is an exciting time as you wait to see which classrooms will join you in your collaborative study.

Respond to a registration as soon as a class notifies you. Send them a greeting and additional information that will help them prepare for this project.

Suggestions you can use to invite others to join your class:

1. Internet Projects Registry

Internet Projects Registry
The worksheet "Composing Your Project Announcement" was based on the information you need to share when you register your project at this site. Sponsored by Lightspan, thousands of educators around the world check this site for new project listings.

2. Announce Your Project on a Mailing List

A mailing list is a wonderful communication tool that offers its members the opportunity to post suggestions or questions to a large number of people at the same time. Many mailing lists include educators searching for collaboration with other educators. Read this article to learn more about mailing lists and how to join one:

Mailing List for Indiana Educators
What is a listserve?

3. Announce Your Project on WebSites that Post Project Opportunities

In this tutorial, the page "Join a Collaborative Project" lists serveral websites that post collaborative projects. Visit these sites and submit your project proposal here.


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