Experimenting Actively for Learning Yields

ExActLY is the course track where you apply the knowledge you have gained from your readings in the CAKE track. An important belief for schools in the U.S. is that if one cannot apply what one has learned from reading, then one has not really learned it. It is in this track where students make those applications. In that sense, this is the "testing" track where your learning is assessed, even though it is not a test with questions and answers in the more traditional understanding of tests.

January 9-15 - Image Project

January 16-22 - Template & Design Project

January 23-29 - Poster Project

January 30-F5 - Flyer Project

February 6-12 - Wordless Story Project


February 13-19 - The Brochure Project is the first two week project. It focuses on using typefonts, and further builds on the use of space and images from the last two weeks. At the end of the first week, please post your work in progress with appropriate comments on

  • what you have accomplished so far,
  • what your current plans are to finish the project, and
  • any questions you may wish to post.


February 20-26 - Your finished Brochure Project due


February 27-M5 -
The Newsletter Project also is a two week project, as are all following projects. The linked page will give you the details. As with the former two week project, a report is expected at the end of the first week that will show your work in progress and answer these "in development" type questions.

  • What have you accomplished so far?
  • What are your current plans are to finish the project?
  • Are there any questions you may wish to post, as you plan to work further?


March 6-12 - Your finished Cartoon Project is due.


March 13-19 -
The Learning Cards Project provides the opportunity to carry the basic considerations for the use of space, images, type, and color to the more complex principles of multimedia design. The details are provided on the linked page. As a two week project, reports are expected each week. The first week's report will show your progress for the week with a discussion of these questions?

  • What have you accomplished so far - within the context of your planned goals?
  • What are your current plans are to finish the project?
  • Are there any questions you may wish to post, as you plan to work further?


March 20-26 - Spring Break


March 27-A2 - Your finished Learning Cards Project is due.



April 3-9 - The Documentary Project is an action-based, non-fiction, verbal version of the Wordless Story Project. See the link. Post your progress as per the prior first week reports for the two week projects.

  • What have you accomplished so far - within the context of your planned goals?
  • What are your current plans are to finish the project?
  • Are there any questions you may wish to post, as you plan to work further?


April 10-16 - Your finished Documentary Project is due.




April 17-23 - The Presentation Project brings everything together as described on the linked page. Post your progress and answer the usual question for the first week of a two week project noted again below.

  • What have you accomplished so far - within the context of your planned goals?
  • What are your current plans are to finish the project?
  • Are there any questions you may wish to post, as you plan to work further?


April 24-30 - Your finished Presentation Project is due.