Color-Coded Error System
Instead of color-coding grammatical errors, one could color-code tenses in a foreign language,
words relating to different body systems, sources for ideas (original or textbook), etc.
This is a good concept for science classes in which controversial or sensitive topics might
be under discussion, such as inherited diseases, cloning, etc.
Multimedia Term Paper
Concept works for science papers in which one might incorporate graphs, maps, photos, charts, etc.
Influence of Classical Mythology on Art
Rather than photos of artworks, one might use photos of the view through an electron microscope, etc.
for a science class.
Mythology Source Notebook
Students could make notebooks of genetic disorders, complete with photos of defining physical
In a web graphics course, students could create notebooks of their favorite designs, etc.
Art History Research Through the Web
Since this is an exercise in evaluating websites, the concept would work for math.
The instructor could preselect certain websites and ask the students to answer questions
about them, evaluating them in the process.
Bricks Versus Clicks
This module compares real artwork in a museum to virtual art on the Web. Students could
also compare a real lab experiment with an online dissection, a print newspaper with an
online newspaper, a book in print with an e-book, music on a CD to a downloaded copy, a
real landform with an online photograph, real geometric shapes with online representations, etc.
This concentration game could be adapted to other subject areas by matching
mathematicians and their works, math symbols or concepts, science words and definitions,
literary characters or authors and the titles of novels, photos of landforms and their names,
foreign words and English translations, etc.
Using preselected websites would work with math.
Instead of taking digital photos of plants, one could use digital photos of mineral samples
or landforms for physical science, natural objects to illustrate geometric shapes for math,
real locations and people to represent characters in a short story for English, etc.
Mitosis & Cell Cycle
One could use animated charts for biological processes. It could also be used for genealogical,
historical, or mythological timelines.
Virtual Pig Dissection
The "onion peel" concept could be used for an archaeological site in science, an architectural
site for humanities, etc.
Topographic Map Systems
Students of mythology might make maps of Greece or Rome. Literature students might map out the
settings for stories.
This concept could translate to humanities in a way because it deals with thinking about how we
evaluate visual data. It helps teach critical thinking.
Using Excel to Illustrate the Central Limit Theorem
This would translate to a business class in that it provides "what if" scenarios on spreadsheets.
The mathematic concept of probability translates into science when dealing with flood frequency,
population genetics, etc.
Thesaurus Rewrites of Aphorisms
In science, one could rewrite songs or sayings, replacing the common names of organisms with the
This activity could be adapted for mythology flashcards, physics practice problems and answers,
rock and landform identifications for physical geography, etc.
Math involves writing assignments also. Another application would be to project word problems on the
board and use a color scheme to diagram the problem as a preliminary for setting up an equation.
Glossary of Literary Terms
One could do a glossary of math terms, medical terms, psychological terms, mythological terms,
anthropological terms, etc.
Inspiration Software for Communications
In geography, this mapping software could be used for concept maps for identifying rocks and minerals.
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