As we head into Thanksgiving, maybe you’re wondering what you’re going to do with all the free time you have over the long weekend. Well, you could get started on Discovery Education’s new Board Builder Challenge: Holidays around the World. The car, a plane, a train, or a couch are all good places for thinking up plans for a board….
The challenge is open to students in all grades. The prize-winning board will be selected based on the most interesting content and the best use of the features of Board Builder. The prizes are a New Year’s Gift for the board creator and a New Year’s Gift Pack for his or her classroom. (Prizes will be wrapped in paper and mystery, like all good holiday gifts.)
Deadline = December 20, 2013. Teachers must submit the boards, so give them enough time to review, approve, and submit.
Here are the directions:
1. Create a board with a theme of Holidays around the World.
2. Create a unique title for your board and include the word “holiday” or “holidays” (i.e. “Globular Holiday Extravaganza” or “Musicalicious Holidays”).
3. Submit your board to your teacher for approval. Then, ask your teacher to 1) share it to the DE Community and 2) submit it for the challenge here.
Here are some hints:
Get creative: take some time to think about a theme that interests you and would be interesting to others. Focus on one holiday and the different traditions it brings in various cultures; highlight unique holiday foods; dig into the origins of a particular holiday — all of these and many more ideas would be fine.
Use the features of Board Builder: make sure you take advantage of the variety of things you can include on a board. Board Builder lets you include images, video, audio, and documents. You can use resources directly from Discovery Education, resources saved on your computer, or you can create your own photos, videos, songs, etc. and upload them right onto the board.