20 Engaging End of Year Project Ideas

Eric GuiseGot TechED Podcast

20 Engaging End of Year Project Ideas

GotTechED the Podcast 

Episode #111: 20 Engaging End of Year Project Ideas

Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode 111 called “20 Engaging End of Year Project Ideas”   In this episode, we’ve collected a huge list of our favorite projects and how they could be done as end of the year experiences in your class.  We’ll describe each project and talk about some of the edtech you can use along the way.  Check it out.

Segment 1: Updates and Intro

Year is wrapping up, pool fence in a pool fence

#teachers, let's talk about how you plan on wrapping up the school year! If you want to try something new, check out these 20 project ideas! #teachertwitter #edutwitter #edchat #edtech #edtechchat Click To Tweet

Segment 2:  End of Year Project Ideas

  1. Animations
    1. Google slides Publish to Web
      1. Google Slides
      2. Example Animation
        1. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vRRzmOlh4yzJLYAdlcx4NHAbnjcZBm197Lj8IF27Vq0JThFJ-uwud8uHybX0tCUEdlzuIJ-RKOMDspC/pub?start=true&loop=true&delayms=100
    2. Stop Motion Studio app
      1.  (The Blue One is Free)
  2. Gamification
    1. Amazing Race
      1. Google Sites
        1. Google maps waypoints for scavenger hunt
        2. Lewis’ Rap Battle and Flocabulary
        3. Record an instructional video in a different accent with YouTube as support
    2. Escape the Desert
    3. The Seven Quests (A minute to win it)
    4. Team Building Experiences with content built-in, tied in to the park field trip
  3. Puzzles and Problem Solving
    1. Murder Mystery
    2. Escape the Room
      1. Escape Room Episodes
        1. Using Google Sites to Create Digital Escape Room
          1. https://player.captivate.fm/episode/37e06fd2-5ac3-48a4-872e-dca3523b9016
        2. Second-Chance Learning, Escape Rooms, and Pecha Kuchas
          1. https://player.captivate.fm/episode/c55d0360-83bb-4daa-b2b3-89e6186ed2cf
      2. BreakoutEDU, make your own
  4. Content Creation
    1. Class podcast
    2. Video
      1. PSA, commercial, newscast, 1 minute movie festival
    3. Blog
    4. Photography Contest
  5. Presentations
    1. Pecha kucha
    2. working interview
    3. Passion Project/Genius Hour
  6. Real World Experiences
    1. Game commissioner
    2. Politician
    3. Outside speakers (skype a scientist)
  7. Plan An Event
    1. Fundraiser
      1. Food truck
    2. Doc Screening
    3. Festival or fair

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  • EdTech Throwdown
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