Why was I hearing this? The students were given NCAA style brackets with historical events, documents, presidents or conflicts that we have already studied this year. Their task was to take the assigned bracket and determine (with their partner) the winner. Once they determined who won the bracket, they had to post it on Padlet along with their explanation of why and how they chose the winner. Next, they have to attach some historical evidence that backs up their choice as winner. They can upload a video clip, a quote, a document, a website link, etc. Lastly, they have to create a short video explaining how they collaborated to come to their consensus. They could do this by using WeVideo on their Chromebooks or creating a series of Vines and uploading those. They could also choose a different platform if they knew of something that accomplished the same thing. Once they were done, I showed them how to upload a document to Schoology so I could quickly assess with the live rubric and provide feedback.
I very much enjoyed hearing them excited about history and using their analytic skills to determine who would win each bracket. I loved this project!