Thing 16 of 23 Things on a Stick covers Student 2.0 Tools, including the University of Minnesota Assignment Calculator and the Research Project Calculator. The University of Minnesota Assignment Calculator is a Web 2.0 tool that is designed to help undergraduate students successfully complete projects within a set timeline. The calculator provides students with strategies for completing each specific project and recommendations on resources that might be useful. The Research Project Calculator (RPC) is similar, but is geared toward secondary students. The RPC’s five-step process is intended to help students organize what can seem like a daunting project into a manageable assignment. Both tools look like they would be useful for students and teachers but they do not seem to fit well with the needs of staff at the museum.
The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum – Little Falls, MN, U.S.A.