Techie Alternatives to Written Reports

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Techie Alternatives to Written Reports

Episode 22: Techie Alternatives to Written Reports

Benefits to using techie alternatives to written reports

Although students definitely need to know how to do a written book report or research paper, there are other ways to see what your child has learned. And there are benefits to mixing it up. 3 major benefits:

  • techie assignments are fun
  • they are easy to share with family/friends
  • students learn tech skills in the process

9 Techie Alternatives to Written Reports

  1. Slideshows – Google slides / Prezi
  2. Videos – talk to the screen, screencast, illustrated with photos/clips, animated (See Free Video Creation Tools episode for free tools)
  3. Comic strip – Google slides / Google drawings or
  4. Social media profiles / posts: Classtools has nice templates
  5. Posters / Book covers (See Free Graphic Creation Tools episode for free tools)
  6. Choose your own adventure – use Google slides or Text Adventures (select ‘Gamebooks’) or Twine for a more complex option
  7. Create a quiz / game – use Classtools, Sporcle, Quizlet or Google forms. Students could also code a game using Scratch or create a Digital Breakout
  8. Websites / Blogs – Strikingly, Wix, Weebly, WordPress
  9. E-book – Storyjumper

Show sponsor, FundaFunda Academy often uses ideas like these in their online classes and web-based unit studies. Check them out!

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Techie Alternatives to Written Reports


  1. some of these sites are new to me. Thanks for introducing me to them.

  2. Thank you for the wealth of inspiring ideas, Meryl!!

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