Thanks! Well, there's definitely different ways to express and demonstrate learning. Filmmaking is just one! Honestly, we should ask kids how they'd like to show/demonstrate mastery of what they've learned. We might be surprised at their responses!
Thanks Lesli! I think when real-world questions and/or challenges are posed, students rise to the occasion. My students LOvE that their learning is directly related to the real-world and their learning results in a tangible, usable product. This not only motivates them, but it motivates me as their teacher to keep their experiences new and fresh and most importantly---RELEVANT.