• End of the Year Technology Project Ideas
    • Set up a videoconference with a teacher on the same grade level in another school and do a fun activity together. (monster match, quizzes, bingo, jeopardy games, share projects, etc.)
    • "Changes"- since most teachers take pictures of their students at the beginning of school, pair it up next to a picture from June and have students insert them into Publisher, Word or PowerPoint and write about how they have changed this year (physically and academically).
    • Create a Comic Life project for students to share their favorite school memories or write a comic about their favorite event during the school year.
    • Celebrate students favorite memories using PowerPoint,  Photo Story or Movie Maker. Using photos, videos and/or recording the students reading their memories make it extra special.
    • Invite your students to leave behind advice for those who will follow in their footsteps through a brochure, letter, podcast or video. 
    • Write informative letters to the teachers who will teach them next year using Word or Publisher.
    • Have each student create a wordle using words to describe their favorite moments during the school year.
    • End of the year podcasts. Record your students favorite memories, tips for incoming students, etc. and post them on your class web page!
    • Have students create a survey about favorite events of the school year and graph the results in Excel.
    • Students take a picture of their favorite place in school and write about it using Publisher, Word or PowerPoint. Add recording in PowerPoint or put it into Photo Story!  
    • Create a Jeopardy type game for the SMART Board using questions created by students using their favorite topics of study. Challenge another class on your grade level. 
    • For those students moving on to a new building, create podcasts of their expectations for the new school year or what they'll miss most.
    • Have students use Paint Write Pad to draw a pictures of a memorable moment from the school year and write about!
    • Use Kidspiration or Inspiration to create a web organizing memorable moments from the school year.
    Fun Writing Project Starters:
     
    About the Student:
    • This year I learned how to ...
    • An important decision I made this year is...
    • One goal I accomplished this year is ...
    • This year I tried to be a better person by...
    • My favorite memory from this year was when...
    • The funniest thing that happened this year was...
    About the Teacher:
    • I knew ____ cared about me as a person when he/she ...
    • I always knew when ____ was listening to me when he/she ...
    • The thing I liked most about having ____for a teacher was...
    • One thing I wish ____ had done more of was ...
    Please contact Jackie Gilmartin if you have any questions about planning/implementing one of these projects or any other technology project for your students!