This blog has recently gained many new readers. Because of that, I thought it might be worth sharing a  “A Look Back” where I periodically share my choices for the most important posts from the past twelve years. You can also see all of my choices for “Best” posts here.

This post appeared earlier this year. 


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Having students complete a project reviewing several chapters of a unit from a textbook isn’t particularly innovative, but I had students in my ELL U.S. History class try doing it in video form and included some reflective questions.

We have access to Brainpop this year, so they used that site to make their projects. It has the ability to record audio. However, our tech equipment is not the best, and didn’t allow our microphones to work. So, instead, students used the text-to-speech tool.

Here are the directions and script students used.

Let me know how I can improve this kind of project.