Over the past two years I have been exploring project based learning. I have asked students to come up with creative ways to present what they have learned in class. My students have amazed and inspired me with their ideas. One project that seems to be really popular this year is creating picture books for younger students. They take the concept learned in my class such as “explaining why the Articles of Confederation failed” and create a book that would teach this concept to younger students. I have found that these projects really re-enforce what they have learned in my class. As students put these concepts into terms that younger students can understand they really gain a more developed understanding themselves of the topic they are covering. I have been amazed at the the learning that takes place in some of these projects. Here are the top five book creators that my students like to use.
For more links check out this link Digital Story Telling Book Creators.
- The Success of Project Based Learning (brighthub.com)
- A Teacher’s Guide to Comic Book Creation (brighthub.com)
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