Real Names, Portraits
I'm impressed with your project and the serious work of your students! May I ask you how you see the issue of privacy, as you state the real names of your students, gender, even photos of your classes? I always tell my students in Mechanics11 to not use their true names/portraits in order to avoid misuse. BTW, do you think it makes sense to bring my students (36 boys and girls, physics, grade 11, age 17-18) in contact with yours?
Hi Gunther, Sorry, but I only saw this now by googling myself and my talk page. Yes, I would love our students to connect. My students are over the age of 16 which means they can decide whether they want their names and photos on or not. Most of them have been with me for at least two years so they learned to be comfortable online. In addition, many of them have facebook accounts so they are quite open with the idea of sharing information.
Please email me so we can discuss bringing our students together. We can start a ning and/or do it right here the wiki way.