Last semester my Biology classes digitally created Facebook pages for each organelle in the cell. It was OK, but I wasn’t completely happy with the results so this semester I tweaked the project and am very happy with the results.
First of all I went back to the paper form that I had been using for years, some projects just are better on paper. Secondly I had student’s select a specific cell in the body and then try to highlight how this cell is special. This promoted some higher level thinking and imaginary details. Most students selected cells that we had already talked about, pancreas, liver, muscle and nerve cells.
I am always amazed, surprised and a bit relieved when I see just how imaginative students are. My commitment to allow for and provide varied and creative projects is renewed.
My favorite on is the one below by a student who at first was flummoxed by this project but then got the idea and ran with it. Sometimes the simpler things……