Are you looking for ideas for projects that are not papers, but that will help students "acquire subject matter, practice critical thinking and develop transferable information fluency and technology skills through a variety of creative activities"? If so, this post is for you! Joyce Valenza has begun a list of alternative to the paper which connect to the Common Core State Standard College and Career Readiness for Writing. You can add to this list by going to Google Doc (the link is in the post).
A wide variety of great ideas and there are additional ones added to the Google Doc, so do check it out.
Via Beth Dichter