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edutopia: A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal)

edutopia: A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
To get off to a flying start planning this summer, borrow good project ideas from other teachers and adapt them to fit your context.
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Journalist and PBL advocate Suzie Boss samples the Project Based Learning rough draft brainstorms of 600 enthused teachers.Draft on These Ideas

Some 600 educators spent the past week thinking hard about project design during the PBL World conference in Napa, Calif., sponsored by Buck Institute for Education. Getting peer feedback early is a key strategy for good project design. That meant conference participants were sharing their project ideas and driving questions at the formative stage, then revising them in response to feedback (just as students improve their work during PBL).

Here's a sampling of driving questions at the rough draft stage, along with suggestions about PBL planning to fire up your thinking:

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edutopia: Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

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Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the five core elements of successful PBL.
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Edutopia offers a video series call the Five Keys to PBL. This page will get you to the bonanza information that could transform your teaching and your classroom. 

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What Is PBL Really?

What Is PBL Really? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Do you want to engage your students in Project Based Learning (PBL)? Maybe you are asking yourself what is PBL really?  Am I doing it right?

Well, first of all, the most important thing to understand is that PBL is a construct made up by human beings and so there are lots of variations!  And you are entitled to construct your own version, too, within some parameters.

My suggestion is to study many of the great resources that are available to you and then create your own working definition and effective PBL practice.  (I’ve included some of my favourite resources below.)"

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CPO Science > Home

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CPO Science is pleased to provide educators with quality hands-on science programs.

You’ll find everything you need at CPO Science to teach a wide variety of science topics, organized for you in a complete, coordinated Teaching and Learning System.


Only CPO Science features completely integrated materials. Each system includes student text, investigations manual, equipment, teacher's guide, resource material and technology tools for planning and enhanced student learning.


Our learning system helps educators teach more effectively and provides all the tools you need!

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Over 25 Links Uncovering Project Based Learning Resources On The Web

Over 25 Links Uncovering Project Based Learning Resources On The Web | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Welcome to this first in a series of PBL Mania Posts. For the next few weeks I am celebrating Project Based Learning by hosting a webinar at Edtech Leaders Online, and by presenting a PBL session a...


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Autodesk Education Community - Free Software for Students

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Join the Autodesk Education Community and access more than 30 free downloads of the same design software used by professionals worldwide.
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edutopia: Personalized PBL: Student-Designed Learning

edutopia: Personalized PBL: Student-Designed Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Project-based learning may be the best vehicle for personalized learning as teachers move beyond "course-based" approaches and open the way for student-designed curriculum.
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Author Andrew Miller poses a what if question that resonates with me:

Moving Past "Course-Based" PBL

Due to the antiquated restraints of the education system, most educators are forced to implement PBL in a "course-based" manner. This means that the project occurs within the traditional discipline structures, where there may be integration, but learning is framed within grades and competencies. In addition, start and stop times, driven by the Carnegie unit, force teachers to start and stop a project for all of their students around the same time. What if PBL wasn't held to antiquated rules of time, space, and discipline constructs? In that ideal situation, students could be engaged in personalized projects.

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Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, July 25, 2:08 AM

Student-designed learning? Sounds like heutagogy!

Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, July 25, 4:38 AM

As a homeschooler I have seen how well this approach works as O have has the flexibility to create projects to suit each individual child oF mIne. Many of the things they dihst aught them skills they have used at college and on the real world AND helped them figure out what they wanted to pursue after high school.

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5 Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know

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"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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Although this is written for classroom teachers, everything in this article also applies to online assessments.  Excellent ideas.  I love Option 2.  This is just what my students are doing in Moodle this week!

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Christopher Resetar's curator insight, February 13, 9:00 AM

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, 12:45 PM

Sounds like some great ideas to stimulate critical thinking

Audrey's curator insight, March 5, 3:51 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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Project and Challenge Based Learning: Making Students Think Like the 21st Century

Project and Challenge Based Learning: Making Students Think Like the 21st Century | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
 
Are you always looking for new ways to create meaningful experiences for your students?  Are you constantly trying to come up with lessons that involve students collaborating and thinking critically?
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Ten Steps to Drive Student Inquiry

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Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, is a 100 percent project-based learning school.

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Global PBL 101

BIE National Faculty member, Tim Kubik, Ph.D., uses a project based learning approach to designing global education projects that explore the disruptive effe...
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Project Based Learning: Explained.

The Buck Institute for Education commissioned the cutting-edge advertising agency, Common Craft, to create a short animated video that explains in clear lang...


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