I imagined that the logical progression would be to hand the job of researching the next famous person to a student. All good fun.
My question is how do I do it? I tried with forums, the questions were meant to be discussion topics but then to see the y/n answers the students had to open each discussion topic - and that was too slow and clumsy.
Chat seems to be the only activity that has both the question and answer on the same screen.
Am I missing something obvious?
Could it be all put together in a wiki, so everyone can write on it?
just an idea,
A forum should work great. Just make a topic with phtoto, then let students post questions as replies. You can answer Yes or No with a reply to each reply. If the forum is switched to show threading, they can easily see how your answers go with a question.
In eWiki: when you are editing a page others get the message that that page is not available until you give it free again.
In Swiki: you can place a questionbox on a locked screen where all the Question get in a visual cue, but not your answers, so not so handy.
So a simple forum with visual threads wil work best, one of our teachers did exactly that. (Hint: do not make in that case everybody member of that forum, otherwise you will sink in swamp of emails..)
Also keen to figure out more about the different flavours of wiki - where is the best place on moodle.org? - my first port of call is probably the demo of activities course. - is there a better place?