by Laura Girard, GCPS eCLASS Instructional Specialist
Teachers are constantly looking for new and exciting ways to keep students engaged while learning. Students love to make their own creations-no matter the topic. Creation-based tasks promote higher-order thinking, encourage collaboration, and connect students to real-world learning. Students who are “making” to demonstrate their learning can produce content that is shareable and valuable. Their creations can be geared toward a specific audience and viewed outside of the classroom. The sense of purpose that students have as creators can be leveraged to increase engagement and get learners of all ages excited about content (Monica Burns – 7 Apps for Student Creators-Edutopia).
Looking for an easy way to engage students in creation activities? Check out Book Creator! Students can use Book Creator to show what they know about pretty much anything!
Here are a few student created examples: