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Evaluation Within Project-Based Learning

Evaluation Within Project-Based Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Because PBL is about more than learning content, PBL teachers should investigate and experiment with multi-model strategies for assessing their students' learning skills.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 1, 6:09 PM
I used rubrics and continuously edited them. I shared them with students so they could learn how to assess their progress and give me feedback about their learning and the rubrics. Rubrics are an opportunity for continuous conversations about teaching and learning.
Chris Carter's curator insight, April 2, 8:00 PM
Evaluating the steps and processes, as well as the final product, allows rigor and guidance for students. An important reality is that rigor need not be for high-stakes grades. Frequent, low- or no-stakes formative assessment can tap into the power of retrieval-based learning while PBL creates the opportunity for Design Thinking implementation. These two concepts can be realized in the evaluation of PBL.
Kathy Lynch's curator insight, April 2, 9:48 PM
Thx Chris Carter! This is the piece I have always struggled with, the overall project grade...how do you grade a creative product like a painting? This confirms my feelings that you grade the skills and processes that went into the creation.
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8 Basic Steps Of Project-Based Learning To Get You Started - TeachThought

8 Basic Steps Of Project-Based Learning To Get You Started - TeachThought | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The process of designing and implementing project-based learning can be fairly complex. A big part of that complexity is the shift toward inquiry that uncovers learning as you use PBL to flip Bloom’s Taxonomy. With that said, it’s often helpful to break this process down into basic steps to help teachers and schools get started with the caveat that PBL planning and implementation is not a simple, linear process. Readers should keep in mind that some of these “steps” can occur simultaneously as the reality of the messiness of learning and planning for deeper learning kicks in.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, September 16, 2016 5:58 AM
The PBL Chart and the description are helpful, but it made me realize that PD is this area would be necessary for me to implement it in my classroom.
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Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills

Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic presents how teachers can use google apps in project-based learning to streamline learning.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PBL

 


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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 23, 2015 6:02 AM

Aplicaciones de Google en el aprendizaje basado en proyectos. Infografia útil y clarificadora!

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 23, 2015 10:30 AM

More reasons to use Google apps for education with your students. 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 22, 2016 8:59 AM
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APPS - Top Picks for Connecting the Classroom and Real World

APPS - Top Picks for Connecting the Classroom and Real World | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
It’s a no-brainer that students are more engaged in learning when real-world problems and scenarios support what they’re doing. When students see the connection between what’s inside and what’s outside their classroom, they see that there’s more at stake in learning...

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 9, 2014 3:11 PM

Thx Dr. Susan Bainbridge

Connie Butcher's curator insight, November 10, 2014 9:56 AM

It is high time we do this as instructors!

Michael Millard's curator insight, November 11, 2014 3:04 AM

Intressanta platser, appar och sidor, som kan ge nya perspektiv.

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25 Teaching Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage Your Classroom

25 Teaching Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage Your Classroom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Over the years, many of us have personally experienced the growth of technology in today’s classrooms. Instead of taking notes, students are now occupied by surfing the Internet, scrolling through Facebook, and messaging their friends on their smart phones, tablets, and laptops. Instead of focusing on the instruction, teachers are constantly required to interrupt class in order to remind those students again and again, that class time is for learning, not texting. However, as today’s students are using more technological devices, it is imperative that teachers have access to the resources to keep pace with the growing tech culture."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 17, 2013 8:32 PM

This post provides 25 teaching tools which are split into five categories:

* Organization

* Project Based Learning

* Classroom Management

* Presentations

* Assessments

This wide assortment of tools may include a few that are new to you. Each is described in the post.

Heather MacDonald's curator insight, December 19, 2013 2:32 PM

Teaching tools in a "tech culture" - even in the classroom...maybe especially in the classroom our teaching tools adapt in order to teach children best practices in organization and learning skills.

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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space - Suzie Boss

How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space - Suzie Boss | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Take a moment and imagine a creative work environment. Don't worry about the kind of work going on. Just focus on the space. Close your eyes and picture it. What is that space like? What does it sound like? How are people interacting? Is there movement? Is there evidence of work in progress? Is it tidy, or busy-messy? Can you imagine working there?


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Catherine Selby's curator insight, May 18, 2013 8:51 PM

This article gives teachers ideas on how to create a thinking space for students. In any KLA the importance of helping the students to be able to concentrate is extremely importand. One of the aims in the Australian Curriculum is to allow students to become "creative, innovative and enterprising when using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies, and understand how technologies have developed over time."

By creating a thinking space this allows students the freedom to learn and implement the above areas.

Melita Ryland's curator insight, May 20, 2013 12:19 AM

This article asks us to rethink what we think to be a work space. They outline that a workspace can come in many different forms and still be productive. By simply moving around an changing the workspace can drastically change the outcomes of student leanring and engagement in more ways than 1.

Khushboo Singh's comment, July 8, 2013 8:30 AM
As I read through this article, I am also painting an image of workspace in my mind that can potentially foster creativity. A creative workspace should be such that it enables generation of free ideas and provide opportunities for constructive engagement. The thought of garage or workshop setting or think labs come to my mind. As mentioned in the article, classroom space is very much like a workspace with the only difference that here children are learning to develop things as well as understand how things work. One of the key areas that contributes to learning is the physical space itself. There are enough evidences as also pointed out in the article, that small adjustments to the classroom space can create better engagement and connect to the topic. Depending upon the school investment/pocket size, efforts can be made from improving the physical layout, wiring, designing flexible furnitures, lighting to simple improvements like changing wall colour, movable board, displays etc. These changes will not only lead to enriched work environment but also energise children to think through situations and work in collaboration.
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15 Ideas to Ensure That Project Based Learning is Grounded in Content and Standards by Michael Gorman

15 Ideas to Ensure That Project Based Learning is Grounded in Content and Standards by Michael Gorman | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 23, 4:00 AM
Good tips to give solid foundations to PBL... best way to prove it is not just playing time
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Going Gradeless: Student Self-Assessment in PBL

Going Gradeless: Student Self-Assessment in PBL | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
By replacing student grades with an end-of-quarter conference, you can change that persistent question of "Will I be graded on this?" to "What can I do better?"
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Investigating Authentic Questions To Drive Projects

Investigating Authentic Questions To Drive Projects | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Students are hungry for learning that matters. Project based learning has students involved in explaining their answers to real-life questions or challenges. A project's driving question or challenge is so deep that it requires students to create an end product and share their conclusions with others. Instead of traditional projects that come at the end of a unit of study, project-based learning has the project introduced at the beginning of the unit. The project gives students a reason for learning the content and a venue for practicing 21st century skills."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 20, 2014 9:25 PM

How can we get our students more engaged in the classroom? Teaching them to investigate authentic problems provides them with opportunities to ask questions that will lead to solutions (and failures) but that will also engage them. In this post Tony Vincent shares steps in how to have your students engage in investigating authentic questions.

Vincent starts with a section called Driven to Investigate. In this section he discusses driving questions and references a previous article, Crafting Questions that Drive Projects.

Additional sections (and there are a total of thirteen) include:

* Thinking is Critical

* Stick Together or Divide and Conquer

* Provide Focus

* Provide Staring Points

* Can You  Believe It?

* Experiments, Trial and Error, Data Collection

* You Know Better Than Anyone

Each section is chock full of resources. This is a great resource to help you launch students into investigating authentic problems. He also notes that he will publish Part 3, Creating Products to Show and Share in the future. I will be looking forward to reading (and in all likelihood sharing) that post once it is published.

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5 Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know

5 Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Most teachers and current textbooks offer varied approaches to the material to be learned so the teaching can be brain-compatible with the varied student learning styles. It is only logical that respect for these individual learning styles be incorporated into assessment forms."


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Christopher Resetar's curator insight, February 13, 2014 12:00 PM

Like other comments on this scoop, I really like this article, especially items #1 and #2.  I really like those options because they are unconventional options that I still think would provide an appropriate level of challenge for the students as well as provide an alternative form of just a simple pencil and paper exam.  I think option #1 is more feasible for elementary school because it would allow students to work on skills that are more age appropriate like consolidation of information and looking for quality source material.

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 2014 3:45 PM

Sounds like some great ideas to stimulate critical thinking

Audrey's curator insight, March 5, 2014 6:51 PM

All 5 assessment methods involves  students leading the learning. Asking the students questions based on their reading of the topic helps their analytical  skills and allows them to be in charge of their learning. 

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4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"According to Indiana University Bloomington, Inquiry-based learning is an “instructional model that centers learning on a solving a particular problem or answering a central question. There are several different inquiry-based learning models, but most have several general elements in common..."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 12, 2013 7:20 PM

This indepth post explores inquiry-based learning. The four phases are:

1. Interaction - Big Idea: Dive into engaging, relevant, and credible media forms to identify a “need” or opportunity for inquiry

2. Clarification - Big Idea: Summarizing, paraphrasing, and categorizing learning with teacher or expert support

3. Questioning - Big Idea: Asking questions to drive continued, self-directed inquiry

4. Design - Big Idea: Designing an accessible, relevant, and curiosity-driven action or product to culminate and justify inquiry

Each of the four phases also includes information on tones, student indicators, teacher indicators, appropriate questions and apps.

There are also 4 questions for student-based reflection and ten adjustments you may make as a teacher to adjust to teaching inquiry-based learning.

There are many forms of teaching that incorporate inquiry-based learning including project-based learning, blended learning, and challenge-based learning. You may find your students more engaged in the learning process if you include some components of inquiry-based learning in your classroom.