Every year at the International School of Toulouse we run the ‘Hard Boiled Humanities’ Easter egg competition, which is great fun for the students and produces some superb classroom display pieces.
This year, I found it impossible to judge on the overall winner as there were so many superb entries, so I decided instead to open it up to teachers. I used the ‘create poll’ feature on Facebook (Twitter has a similar feature) to ask my colleagues on the IBDP History Teachers’ Support Group to vote on their favourite.
I uploaded the images of each entry to help them decide. and then simply abided by wisdom of the crowd:
The winner was then awarded with a suitably luxurious chocolate egg from our Humanities Department!
The process was completely transparent and I displayed the results on my classroom door so there could be no accusations of unfairness and favouritism.
Why not consider opening your next student competition to the Twitterverse or to a Facebook group that you are a member of?