Students create a project in PowerPoint for each chapter/module in the French 1 courses. They are required to create a minimum of 4 slides using the chapter vocabulary and an audio exemplar for the project. Some of the new PowerPoint programs do not have the facility for recording and sending audio. Students then use a separate program (Vocaroo is preferred for its ease of use and posting.)
These are exemplars of student projects:
This student did resubmit with this project which was much closer to the assignment. She moved her grade from a 30 to a 60. She learned from her mistakes and was more successful on the projects that followed. A major issue was that she did not really read the directions for the project. It looked like she had used material from a previous report she had done. Since this was the first project, I gave her the benefit of the doubt. I did post a News item reminding all students that their work in the course needed to be new and their own.