Take a slightly broader view and it becomes clear that innovation today goes far beyond research labs, Silicon Valley pitch meetings and large corporate initiatives. We all have something to offer and can add to the world’s knowledge in a way that may differ in degree, but not in kind, to the giants of the past.
Not only does project based learning motivate students because it is an authentic use of technology, it facilitates active learning, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. Projects begin with a driving question–an open-ended question that sets the stage for the project by creating interest and curiosity.
A series of three new books from ACER helps teachers to develop a problem-based approach to learning mathematics as a powerful alternative to drill-and-practice or skills-based learning, as Cath Pearn explains.
3. Some students need a push in the right direction Some students will come up with projects that are too simple with answers that could be easily Googled. We introduced the students to ‘High Order Thinking Skills’ and built these into the planning forms students complete. Projects need to include elements [...]
PROJECT ROCKIT empowers young people to stand up & lead change - in school, online & beyond. We use the issue of bullying as a vehicle to explore other issues like fitting in, being different, values & ethics, building empathy & connection. Young people are the experts, so we work with them to come up with safe, cool, & credible strategies to stand up to bullying, on & offline.
With just a Twitter handle and a smart phone, a teenager’s denouncement of offshore drilling or support of transgender rights can instantly provoke thousands people across the world. That interaction was inconceivable less than a generation ago.
Welcome to another post that I know you will want to share and bookmark. As I travel the country I constantly have teachers ask me for places to find some engaging PBL ideas! Below you will find the collection of links I have started to assemble. Enjoy and please take a moment to subscribe by…
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