With the new Veronica Mars movie being funded by Kickstarter, and now Zach Braff using it for another movie he's producing, it got me thinking about how funding platforms, such as Kickstarter and gofundme, can be used in education. Using funding platforms as an instructor or educational institution may or may not provide some legal complications. However, what if teachers used these platforms as an assignment for their students. Not necessarily have them start a kickstarter campaign in real life, but assign them a project, asking "What project would you create if you could put it on Kickstarter and get funding for it?"
I think it would be a great way to incorporate the idea of social media into your curriculum, as well as provide a creative outlet for brainstorming with your students. Plus, I believe the idea of the students having ownership over a project that they create on their own can empower them to do the same thing in the near future. What do you think?