Want your students to remember the information for life, and not just for a test? I do! I still remember a project I did in 6th grade because the teacher let us choose how we wanted to demonstrate our knowledge on a topic. I created a video about Paris with a friend and we had a blast doing it.
The project grid is a 6x4 grid that offers 24 different project ideas, including: videos, skits, power point, creating a game, etc. This document is in a .docx format so that you can edit it any way you'd like. In my classroom, I would have students choose to work with a partner, small group, or individually. Then, you can allow them to choose a project from the grid and run it by you. When you approve, students can write their initials, their partners initials, and the date in the box. Then, when it's time for the next project, you are able to tell what they have already done in the past. If it were me, I would ask students to do a different project each time. Also, with each project it is important to include a rubric. While each teacher and project will vary, I cannot include a rubric. However, I would suggest looking for: content knowledge, presentation, effort, turned in on time, etc.
Benefits of a project grid:
*You have lots of project ideas at your fingertips
*Students are able to use their strengths to demonstrate their knowledge
*Students aren't always worrying about studying for unit tests
*Classmates won't get bored during presentation time since all groups will have different projects to present
*You can ensure students are collaborating with a variety of their classmates
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