Students could make diagrams, flowcharts, posters, etc... from various topics we've studied throughout the year. I had them start off with the reincarnation cycle. I didn't take it for a grade, because we were figuring it out together.
Some students shared with me what they did. I'll put those up here for you to look at. Tell me what you think.
If students want extra credit, they should have read and discussed the blog with an adult. Which of the diagrams do you like the best? Why? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each one? If you were in class today, you could tell them a little bit about the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict.
Write down your thoughts from the conversation on a scrap of paper. Have the adult you read and discussed with sign it. Then turn it in tomorrow for extra credit.
It took Gandhi (and the Indian National Congress, etc...) a long time before they gained independence from the British. I'm not expecting to fully understand google docs or drawings overnight. But I want to be sure to use whatever tools I have at my disposal in order to be the best teacher I can be.
(As long as those tools are genuinely enhancing the education of my students.)