Overview: I have been trying to push control and responsibility for projects to the scholar teams. This is not working well for me currently. Here are some of my ideas, but first some background.
I see my scholars once per week on Zoom, typically either for 45 minutes or for 90 minutes. The majority of my scholars rarely work outside class time. I have a significant number of classes missing class meaning I see them only once or twice a month.
What I Tried: I built a template schedule using a table in Google Docs showing each class session and its length. I identified the phases of the project with recommended time periods. I asked the teams to start filling out the table with activities and adjust the phase dates to meet their needs.
What I Think I Need: A very basic Gantt chart tool that allows the scholars to drag and drop Pactful activities and define dependencies and assign tasks for the team done in the framework of a facilitator provided schedule. The tasks would be color code for the phases to outline what work should be taken place and progress bars would show how work completed.
Additionally: I would like a built in journalling feature so that scholars could report on what was done by the team during class session.
I’ll try to mock up some simple diagrams.