Biology teacher, Connie Richards at Pinecrest High School, decided that she wanted a different way for her students to review for final exams. She knew that most students would never complete a review packet. Ms. Richards designed a unique review that gave students choices of creation for all the major topics covered during the semester. Some of her choices included creating a video, a music file, a scroll, a paper diagram, a piktochart, or a Popplet.
The students compiled all the work on a student-created website using wix.com. We emphasized to the students that we were more concerned with content rather than appearance. This review worked so well and the students enjoyed it so much, that Ms. Richards is going to begin a student portfolio of classwork at the beginning of the semester for all Biology classes.
Here are some examples of the student-created review projects.