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Site/App Platform $ Idea how to use with students
Challenge students to write a brief (200 or less)
word obituary for a famous person being studied.
Web Free Have them include major accomplishments and
write it as if it just occurred.
Have students create a coffee-table book that uses
images and text regarding a geographic location.
Web Free Make sure to have a page devoted to each of the five
themes of Geography inside.
Create a class account where students can upload
Web Free documents to. Once there, you and your students
can embed and share (via social media).
Assign students to create an editorial cartoon for a
complex or a controversial topic. Grade them on
Web Free knowing their content, their audience, taking a
stand, and backing it up.
Have students pretend to represent a historical
person that just went through an event being
iPad .99 studied. Students are to construct a words only
poem that would accurately describe their
Instant Poetry HD emotional state. They will share and defend.
Have students interview a member of their
community on a topic/issue. As they take notes,
they are also to record the audio and be prepared to
share with others.
End each class with a reflective question and have
the students answer it by creating a Tumblr blog
iP’s Free where each response must be very brief. They
compile it as a working study-guide for assessment.
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