Some possible projects
Creative Heuristic Builds - Give a term, concept, figure, or reading the students need to reflect on and let them build/design something. Asking them to reflect on their process and purpose helps them engage with both the "text" and their process.
Guided Build and Analysis - Give them a specific structure to build. Introduce simple design aesthetics and techniques. Have them create a video walkthrough or photomontage in addition to an essay. Have a classmate do a rhetorical analysis for added depth and engagement.
Multimodal Transformation and Presentation - Have students reimagine their research in a three dimensional space. Have them create a virtual representation of their figure, structure, site, etc. and design a presentation around it. This can include videos, images, tutorials, demonstrations, and more.
Technical Manual Design - As a class, have the students create a manual for Minecraft Education. Allow students to work to their strengths or try something new by having the class work together in InDesign to design a technical manual explaining controls, blocks, functions, design tips, and more. This can also be made into a Wiki, a website, or a printed book.
First Student Builds
Christopher Stuart // Clemson University - RCID Program // firstname.lastname@example.org // compcraft.weebly.com
"Kings Landing" - by Westeroscraft
"Hogwarts" - by jstoeckm2 http://bit.ly/1IkPtFk
"Death Valley" - by Jaxon Builds
Minecraft Classroom - LockRikard