For the next two weeks, the Grade 6 class will be working on our website project. I do this project each year instead of a research report. Present day website building applications like Google Sites make it very easy for anyone to make a website. The handwritten report is a dying form of writing, and digital information is here to stay. Students will not only need to know how to write informative paragraphs about a topic for the future. Their future will require them to know how to use the Internet to find information and to use online tools to create content and share it. This project provides my students with the opportunity to practice all of these skills.
Starting Monday, we will be choosing topics and get started with this project. To learn more, read the Website Assignment page here. There you can find the details and all resources related to assignment. Students in the past have made some great websites. I'm looking forward to seeing what this class's work. I'll show you all at conferences in March.