Digital Projects

Perhaps you want students to create a timeline or map. Maybe you’re thinking of having a website or blog as a class project. One of your students may be interested in creating a digital project instead of a traditional research paper. Or maybe you want students to make a public-facing project online.

Maybe this whole thing makes you nervous. We get that.

Some of the things we can do to help:

  • Help students create a visual timeline as a class project.
  • Set up a course website and/or blog platform using WordPress.
  • Show students how to do some quick-and-dirty textual visualization.
  • Create maps that incorporate multimedia and text.
  • Consult with you about how digital projects might suit your learning goals.

For more ideas check out our Sandbox and our Guide. We’re still learning, but the options are exciting.

In spite of the common misconception that there is such a thing as a “digital native,” digital projects can be scary and stressful for students. The digital part, it turns out, is less time-consuming than creating good content. Figuring out how to overcome the digital stress and focus on creating good material for a digital project is a balancing act, but in the end it can be rewarding for students to develop confidence and skills with digital tools.