Here is a thumbnail sketch of some interesting work that Chris Leach is doing with Web 2.0. It is taken from the forthcoming second edition of the free Web 2.0 projects Book which was published last year -- over 11,000 copies downloaded! The book itself will contain even more information, so look out for that early in 2010!
First name: Chris
Title of Project: Gunpowder Plot
Application Type: Social networking
Age range: 9-11 years
Brief description of Project
Creating a twitter account for Robert catesby, leader of the Gunpowder Plot. Children researched the events after Fawkes's capture and then scheduled tweets using Hootsuite. He gained over 60 followers.
URL of project: http://www.twitter.com/LCS_RCatesby
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Chris Leach has informed me that the project has received feedback. This in itself is worth looking at, not least ebcause it demonstrates a great use of WallWisher, a sort of online post-it note application.
See for yourself: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/rcatesby