Having an authentic audience is integral in engaging students in real-world work. When students know that it’s not just their parents, teacher, or classmates watching, they often step up their game. In Shakopee, our Authentic Learning Framework identifies authentic audiences as a means to receiving critical feedback in order to refine ideas and create truly meaningful learning experiences.
Below are some contests that have really cool prizes and large authentic audiences as well as some digital tools you can use every day.
Put a little creativity into a video teaching any concept one might encounter in elementary, middle, or high school, and keep it to 90 seconds or less. It can be about sculpture, negative numbers, supply and demand, alternative energy, adverbs, or anything else for which you have a clever insight. Open to students, teachers, or a collaboration between the two.