60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know

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by Ryan Schaaf, Notre Dame of Maryland University

When I was a high school student, I had the privilege of having a wonderful English teacher. She was kind, often helped her students, and created a wonderful classroom environment that was rare in my high school experience. To this day, I regard her as a great educator; one of the very best. Due to her help, I improved my writing abilities to the point I moved ahead to an Honors course the very next year.

As I now reflect upon her and my learning experiences fondly, I had only one criticism – I did the same type of work day in and day out. Although repetition is a tried and true method for learning, performing the same academic exercises over and over again really left a great deal to be desired. I wanted to express myself in new and different ways. After all, variety is the spice of life.

Nowadays, many educators use the same methods over and over again in their lessons for students to express themselves and demonstrate their new knowledge. Today’s students want to express themselves in a variety of different ways. They want their academic work to be relevant, engaging and fun.

Below is a diverse list adapted from resources found at fortheteachers.org of potential student products or activities learners can use to demonstrate their mastery of lesson content. The list also offers several digital tools for students to consider using in a technology-enriched learning environment.

60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know

  1. Audio Recording (try Vocaroo)
  2. Acceptance Speech
  3. Advertisement
  4. Avatar (try Voki)
  5. Blog (try Edublogs)
  6. Book Jacket
  7. Brochure
  8. Bulletin Board
  9. Cartoon
  10. Class Book
  11. Collage (digital and non-digital)
  12. Comedy
  13. Comic Strip (try BitStrip)
  14. Commercial
  15. Dance
  16. Debate
  17. Demonstration
  18. Discussion (try Voicethread)
  19. Diorama
  20. Drawing
  21. Experiment
  22. Flow Chart
  23. Games (digital and non-digital)
  24. Google Earth Tour
  25. Graph
  26. Graphic Organizer
  27. Infomerical
  28. Interview
  29. Photo
  30. Portfolio (try Evernote)
  31. Puppet Show
  32. Learning Log
  33. Literature Circle
  34. Magazine
  35. Maps
  36. Mind Map (try bubbl.us)
  37. Mural
  38. Music
  39. News Report (try Fodey)
  40. Poetry
  41. Reenactment
  42. Role Play
  43. Scavenger Hunt (try QR codes)
  44. Scrapbook
  45. Sculpture
  46. Show & Tell
  47. Simulation (digital and non-digital)
  48. Slideshow
  49. Socratic Discussion
  50. Song
  51. Story Map
  52. Speech
  53. Tag Cloud (try Wordle)
  54. Theatrical Play
  55. Timeline (try Timegrinder)
  56. Video
  57. Webpage (try Weebly)
  58. Word Splash
  59. Word Wall
  60. Wiki (try Wikispaces)

60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate Understanding

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