Examples “Web MDs: Social Media are Changing How WeDiagnose Disease” (Alice Park, TIME Magazine) Competitions Red weather balloon challenge Fold.it Colleges Olympic Ticket Fancierhealth
Why Crowdsource? Utilize the Wisdom of the Crowd Crowdsourcing Activity Rules: Do not look up the answer on an Internet search engine Give your best (most educated guess) Everyone must participatehttp://tinyurl.com/hpguess
Why Crowdsource? Results Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: 309 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: 734 Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: 652 Compare your response to the average of all of theresponses – which response was closer to the actualnumber of pages?
What You Should Crowdsource Solutions Tech Problems, Classroom Management Issues Feedback Lesson Plans New Classes/Clubs Resources Classroom (equipment, supplies) Tech (websites, web 2.0 tools, apps) Advice New textbooks, Starting an After-School Program, DifferentiatingInstruction
How-To Build Global Support Network Ask Your Network Blog Tweet with Hashtags Discussion Forum Post Collaborative Document (Google/TypePad) Tip: Cast a Wide Net
Crowdfunding Tips Creative Pitch Make a video Offer tiered incentives (i.e., cards from kids) Be bold & think big ($1000, $500, $100) More initial funding = More funders Closer to funding goal = more donations occur Leverage your global support network &crowdsource tools Connect with people with large networks and leverage theirnetworks