Good communication between other teachers and myself helped, but it needed to be more in-depth during the planning stages to allow for differences in student’s weekly schedules.
Perhaps there was too much planned for the period of time given. Even if we had just used the wiki to enable to students to get to know each other and their different living conditions would have been a great start.
Students possibly needed more guidance around how to use the Photobucket tools – this had been planned as an ‘experiment-type’ task.
The student who did manage to use the site and develop a presentation did this while on the ‘mainland’, using a more reliable Internet connection with more time to give to the task.
Problems getting the GBI students online due to unreliable Internet connections, and the fact that they only attend school twice a week for half days – sometimes not even that.
Greater communication by myself to the other teacher involved may have allowed us to come up with alternative tasks / uses of other ICTs to assist the project to move ahead.
More preparation of ICT tools prior to starting the project would have helped – ensuring all students had an individual email for invitations to be sent to, set out a definite timetable with GBI supervisor.
Invite ‘mainland’ students who attended the camp into the wiki as well as they would have had more reliable access to the Internet and wiki.
Make more use of other ICT tools – eg. Use PowerPoint or audio conference to run a brief lesson on how to use Photobucket.