Hi everyone! We’re doing a small research study with teachers in Postcrossing this month and could use the help of teachers who are new to the project. I’ve contacted quite a few teachers who are already doing Postcrossing with their own classrooms, but I’m interested in hearing from new teachers who are considering it, but have not yet opened accounts for their students to exchange postcards with others.
Our goal is to try to understand the teacher and students’ goals for their participation in Postcrossing (learning geography, practicing languages or writing, interacting with different cultures or children, etc), as well as the limitations of the site in the classroom context. Every teacher does Postcrossing a little differently with their own students, so we’d like to try to get to know your needs as a teacher a little better, in order to improve the website for schools.
This study will take the form of a 45min conversation with Helen (aka @scopemouth), a usability researcher who is also a postcrosser. She’ll ask you some questions about postcards and your classroom, and together you’ll try to imagine what the ideal Postcrossing format would be for your classroom.
If you have a bit of time to help us improve Postcrossing for schools, let me know! We’d really appreciate your feedback and help!