I want to ask my online colleagues for ideas about my Kiva project.
Students choose a small business from Kiva.com and create a commercial advertising that person’s business. Then we vote for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place commercials. My prize last time was I made a loan of $100, $75 and $25 respectively to those businesses. However the problem was that by the time the kids finished their projects and we voted, their person’s loan was already fully funded (in almost every case the loan got funded before we could lend to them!). I told them to select a different person for me to lend to. However it felt like I was giving them additional work! Any ideas for how I can make this contest feel more fun and like they are actually winning a prize? It was a great project in my opinion and the kids put a lot into it, I just think it was a let down for the kids when their person didn’t actually get my money!