Here is an idea for a project that any school could join in with relating to next year’s Olympics. I think it would work best with an ICT club but could possibly work as a whole class project. Basically the idea is for there to be a series of ‘challenges’ based on different events. Schools that take part could pick and choose which challenges to complete just as not every country enters every Olympic event. This challenges would all result in the production of a video or slideshow that could be uploaded to YouTube – the video that receives the most views by a set closing date would be the Gold Medal winner and so on.
An example of challenges could be :
Triple Jump – find and film three things that jump.
100 Metres – Make a beebot / roamer complete a 100 m course.
Marathon – how many children running how many laps of the field would complete a marathon distance?
110 Metre Hurdles – Jump over 110 different things
An alternative to using YouTube could be Posterous so that other content could be added and ‘liked’ by viewers.
Still only the beginnings of an idea but one that I think has huge potential and could be very exciting. If you think you would like to take part please just leave me a comment and I will then be in touch or tweet me @chrisleach78