For the last two weeks, my students have been working on their first project-based learning activity for ELA.The premise was simple, you have been hired by the Mayor to research famous women and decide who deserves a local holiday.
I’ve been determined to spiral all those ELA standards at least one more time before the state test makes its way into our lives. It’s our first time testing for Common Core this year. I don’t have nearly enough time to reteach everything, so we’re applying skills we’ve learned this year in bulk.
After a lot of research, my students began their multimedia projects using their computers. We worked on using and citing sources extensively, and I had zero instances of plagiarism! My students used Prezi, Narrable, TimeToast, Google Slideshow, and Wordle.