100 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know


100 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know 

contributed 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.

100 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know

1. Audio Recording

2. Advertisement

3. Analogy

4. AnimationAvatar

5. Blog

6. Book Jacket

7. Brochure

8. Bulletin Board

9. Cards (Playing/Task)

10. Caricature

11. Class Book

12. Creative Non-Fiction

13. Collage

14. Comedy Skit

15. Comic Strip

16. Commercial

17. Concept Map

18. Conversation

19. Dance

20. Data/Analytics Visualization

21. Debate

22. Demonstration

23. Diary Entry

24. Digitally-Documented Discussion

25. Diorama

26. Doodle

27. Drawing

28. eBook

29. Essay

30. Experiment

31. Fake Social Media Account

32. Film

33. Freestyle (hip-hop)

34. Flow Chart

35. Game

36. Gif Animation

37. Glossary

38. Google Earth Tour

39. Graph

40. Graphic Organizer

41. Infomercial

42. Interview

43. Kahoot!

44. Learning Log

45. Literature Circle

46. Live Stream

47. Magazine

48. Map

49. Mock-Up/Wireframe

50. Mock Product-Pitch

51. Model

52. Monologue

53. Movie Poster

54. Mural

55. Mash-Up

56. News Report

57. Newsletter/ Newspaper

58. Panel Discussion

59. Photo

60. Prezi

61. Podcast

62. Poem

63. Portfolio

64. Poster

65. Presentation (PowerPoint)

66. Product

67. Puppet Show

68. Reenactment

69. Relevant Visualization

70. Review

71. Role-Play

72. Rules/Framework

73. Scavenger Hunt

74. Scrapbook

75. Sculpture

76. Survey

77. Self-Directed Project

78. Self-Directed Short Video

79. Show & Tell

80. Simulation

81. Slideshow

82. Social Media Branding

83. Socratic Discussion

84. Song

85. Story Map

86. Speech

87. Tag Cloud

88. Team-Building Game

89. Time Capsule

90. Theatrical Play

91. Timeline

92. Tutorial

93. Video game

94. Website

95. Whiteboard Animation

96. Word Splash

97. Word Wall

98. Wiki

99. YouTube Channel