Must it be a typed paper, assigned as homework, and passed in for assessment? All the time? How incredibly stifling.
Let's give students unique options to express themselves and their learning. Here is an example from an 8th grade Social Studies class in which students used ZooBurst to create "pop up" books of their research. Using text and visuals, they express their learning. For the next project, maybe add some audio!
What creative options do YOU give to students?