Nearing the end of the year students are ready to make the connections between concepts they’ve been learning all year, and across subjects. I teamed up with my grade level teachers to create interdisciplinary projects. Most of the students were ready to choose their own projects and partners, and I provided project selection oversight based on their needs. We created the project with student input and offered several choices in their mediums. I’m attaching the project directions my colleague and I created, which include objectives, options, rubrics, and daily progress monitoring checks.
If I were in the classroom today I would allow my students to create an online project (which I would add to my instructional resources for the following year) using the following content creation tools:
For the Presentation Portion (Powerpoint is so old school):
Online: Xtranormal – Turns your words into 3D animated movies.Prezi – Non-slide platform that transforms presentations into stories or conversations. Apps: Video Scribe HD A unique way to create engaging animated videos quickly. To see one that I created select the following link: http://youtu.be/fifWcNfFwycStoryKit - Create an electronic storybook.Haiku Deck - a free presentation app for iPad, makes presentations simple, beautiful, and fun.
For the Visual/Poster:
Online: Glogster - Interactive posters loaded with text, graphics, music, videos, and more.Thinglink – Interactive photographsApps: Phoster: Make your own poster.
For Review Games:
Study Stack - Create online flashcards and find flashcards for subjects already made.Jeopardy Game – Online creation of this gameWho Wants to be a Millionaire - Online creation of this game
For the Quiz Portion:
5 Online Quiz Generators