My students have always done a report on where their heritage comes from. It has always been exciting for students to interview their parents and share their family history with the class, but this year I gave it a technical twist. Students interviewed their parents and grandparents, wrote the report about their heritage, and then turned the report into a voice thread. Listen to some of the following students' heritage.
In this project several of Marzono's strategies were used: note taking, nonlinguistic representation (finding the correct pictures), cues and advanced organizers... just to name a few. I highly reccommend using Voice Thread to liven up a traditional report.