Engage your History and Social Studies students through group-writing with ProjectWriter! Create a class textbook, easily incorporate key dates, facts, and terms, or use ProjectWriter for individual reports and research papers.
ProjectWriter’s flexibility means you can incorporate it for a single project or use it as a part of a larger unit of study.
Specify which key dates, facts and terms you want your students to use by enabling the Word Bank feature. Students will be prompted to use the terms you've provided and once they've submitted their work you'll be able to easily monitor their usage and understanding of the key terms.
The process of students synthesizing what they have seen and/or learned in class while writing their own entry as directed by the teacher, incorporating key vocabulary, and then assessing the work of their classmates, will undoubtedly strengthen students’ overall learning and information retention levels.Start A Project Today
Student collaboratively (and anonymously!) peer review and assess the work of their classmates by reading and voting for the entry that best conveys that section’s objectives. Combine this with a class review of the winning entry and you have a powerful tool to test and enhance understanding of key terms and concepts.
BoomWriter facilitates individualized feedback from teachers to students for their written entries, while also allowing students to review the work of their peers. The result is a personalized learning experience for students and increased motivation and engagement levels. Students also earn participation points allowing them to “purchase” items to customize their personal avatars!
To help you get started, here’s just a few examples of different ways to use ProjectWriter in the Social Studies classroom. Of course, you may use it any way you like!
You can choose to either create a single section project where all the students write up a brief one section report on a specific historical event, topic or person, or you can conduct a more in-depth project where your students collaboratively create the report, one section at a time.
Have the focus of the activity be entirely on the topic’s key vocabulary (i.e. important historical events, dates, people, and places). In one or multiple sections, let students provide written explanations of each of the terms you have requested. Students then assess the definitions of their peers and select the ones they believe are the most accurate. This also allows the teacher to assess students' understanding of each term.
ProjectWriter lets teachers conduct multi-section concept summaries focusing on the key understandings and vocabulary associated with a particular unit of study. The end result can be a unit-specific textbook collaboratively written by students.
Don’t be shy, we’d love to hear about the creative ways you use ProjectWriter in your history classes. Drop us a quick note with your feedback and help us improve - after all, BoomWriter is for email@example.com