I’ve had link to Wishood on my Examples of Student Work page for awhile. I thought I’d highlight it today because I have several student examples there, too.Students can “make a wish” — in other words, send a card via email sharing one or more of their hopes and dreams. It’s just a little activity to both teach the idea of a “wish” and also a way for students to see their classmates’ wishes. This, in turn, moves into a structured conversation.
Good teachers do this kind of thing all the time in the classroom, and I don’t think doing it online is any better. It’s just a short and easy activity that students can do in a few minutes with some extra time in the computer lab.
The link is under Student Wishes.