My brilliant idea

12th January 2007 at 00:00
Any lesson

Ages 11 to 14

Why not have a display board that pupils can design themselves and publish on the popular myspace.com website? The idea is simple but effective (and free!) and helps boost social interaction, creative thinking, and organisational and technology skills.

At the end of the week, I take a digital photo of the display which might include posters, original designs and decorations, and add it to the gallery. Each pupil has ownership of the board for a week and can also choose the song that plays when internet users visit the site.

The pupils get a real buzz when I beam their display live from the internet on the projector. For obvious reasons, I manage the webpage myself and do not disclose personal details such as names or contact details Justin Talbot teaches at West Moors Middle School in Ferndown, Dorset www.myspace.com7jt

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