Have students create a 2-3 minute videos of their project to demonstrate what it does and to synthesize the work they did for the project.

  • Including a video component turns projects into mixed media assignments.
    • This helps students from different academic backgrounds buy into the project.
    • This also gives students an opportunity to get creative when making their videos.
  • Videos make grading easier on open-ended projects.
    • These videos allow the graders to get a general understanding of what a project is supposed to do before they start grading.
  • Videos also provide a good way to show students great examples of past projects for the assignment.

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    Tip-A-Thon with Lauren Mock and Michael Ball.