*Blackboard is used as a communication tool. Students can find worksheets, and guidelines from class. This helps if students miss class.
*LEP students are usually grouped together during projects, because it allows them to communicate and accomplish their tasks with the rest of the class.
*Most projects also have a printed instruction sheet for students that need to "see" the instructions rather then hear or see it from the teacher (GIMP, electronics, rockets, CO2 cars, bridges).
*Before beginning work on a project, I alway give a demonstration to the students. They then have to demonstrate that back to me.