I have noticed that my recent Explain Everything project design has developed after working with Michelle George here at school. Her idea was to use our school wide progressions as a tool/ filter to base our projects on. For example, see the Red progression.
When using these I have been able to identify student's current and next learning steps. I have also been able to evaluate the quality of the learning that my students will undertake when completing my projects. In this way I have seen the learning and engagement increase.
Here are two examples of my Explain Everything projects (thanks to Emma Berry for the compare and contrast template!):