Culture of "Why?"
What about paper/pencil worksheets, quizzes or tests to demonstrate understanding? Why not allow video creation? What about creating screencasts or songs? Why not allow a student to code a program to demonstrate understanding? When will it become the norm for students to have the choice in how they demonstrate their understanding instead of being told they must show their understanding by coloring in some dots on a piece of paper?
Put the "why" in the front
Isn't it time to transform a culture of compliance to a culture of "why"?