Large Projects

 
A large-scale project is where significant effort and time is expended in organization and implementation of the project.  Large-scale projects often require research, collaboration, and a steep learning curve. (More than 20 hours)
 
The goal is to demonstrate your learning. It is important that you do not lose sight of this, as some of the projects below can be quite different and interesting.  It would be tempting to just create something fun.

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Web Design:
  • Blog on an issue/topic
  • Wiki 
  • Web Site

With a team - a News Blog or Wiki or Web site on a topic. This would be an extensive handling of a topic or issue.

The video (linked on the right) is a good introduction to Web development resources (Blogs, Wikis, and Online Web resources).  The tools and resources link provides several possibilities and links.

News sites,  "how to" sites, call to action on an issue...

View this introductory video

Tools and Resources

Examples:

Click here for lots of examples of  Web Design projects

News Blog 

 

Slide Shows / Videos:

  • A video, such as the videos generated by Mark R Isfeld Television team
  • A television show
  • An intense and thought-provoking Slide Show.

 Students undertaking a video project will soon find out why there is such a huge support staff for Television and Film projects.

  • Be sure to have all of the skills needed (understanding of composition and camera movement, lighting, editing...)
  • Be sure to have all of the equipment needed.

Tools and Resources

MITV - Large Video Project

 Examples:

Click here for examples of Slide Show/Video projects

 

Collaboration/Discussion:

  • Initiating and implementing an event that somehow represents the questions chosen.
  • Organizing a full-scale, formal debate between two teams

Events are always a challenge to coordinate, whether they be a fund-raising dance, an "awareness event", or any of a host of possibilities.  Collaborating with others, leading and pulling leadership from others, can be a real test of with-itness and fortitude. 

Events are not to be taken on lightly.

Tools for working Together

 

Examples:

Click here for examples of Collaboration projects

 

Write:

  • a series of essays on an issue,
  • a journal or blog from another perspective,
  • a set of poems on a theme,
  • a short story or play  (multi-scene, multi-character...)
  • ...

Large-scale writing projects are not to be taken lightly.  They require commitment and stick-with-itness.

It is expected that the writer take this project on with the same spirit as a writer who is publishing works.  Students should be prepared to

  • share pre-writing and rough drafts,
  • find and utilize editors
  • find a utilize a means of publishing the work.

Tools and Resources

Nuts and Bolts - English Resources

 

Examples:

Click here for examples of Writing projects

 

Design / Write:

  • a comic book
  • Develop a magazine with a team (can be an online Magazine Wiki)
  • Develop a newspaper with a team (can be an online news blog)
  • ...

Tools and Resources

 

 

Examples:

Click here for some example Design/Write projects

 

 

 

Visual Design:

  • Create an animation (A fairly complex, multi-scene animation)
  • A series of drawings on a topic
  • A large-scale design that demonstrates learning.

The visual design should present your understanding of the topic

Online Tools

 

 

Examples:

Click here for Visual Design project ideas

 

Arts & Crafts / Build:

  • a diorama,
  • a model,
  • a scrapbook...

Tools and Resources

 

Examples:

Click here for Arts/Crafts/Build project examples

 

Art:

  • a drawing,
  • a painting...

 

Tools for Digital Art

Examples:

Click here for Art project ideas

 

Investigation:

  • research,
  • a survey...

Tools and Resources

Examples:

Click here for some Investigation project ideas

 

Graphic Organizer:

  • a chart,
  • a spreadsheet,
  • a diagram, a mind-map,
  • a concept map...

Tools and Resources

Examples:

Click here for project ideas using Graphic Organizers

 

Audio:

  • A complex radio drama like the one developed by NIDES student council
  • Write and record a song

Tools and Resources

Examples:

NIDES Student Council Radio Drama

Click here for more project ideas

 

Problem:

  • Complete a unit of study on a problem or question.
Click here to view a template (created by Tara Colborne) for completing a Problem-Based Learning Unit of Study that can be done on pretty much any topic.

Tools for working Together

Examples:

Click here to view some Problem-Based projects

 

Theatrical:

  • Writing, directing, and performing a play
  • Choreographing and performing a dance (with others)

Tools and Resources

Examples:

Click here for some great Theatrical project examples

 

Voice:

  • Write and perform a speech (digital audio or video or in person)
  • Conduct an interview,
  • an oral presentation...

Tools and Resources

Examples:

Click here for example Voice projects

 
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