"Lately, there have been a bunch of buzzwords floating around the education world that all seem to mean the same thing. You’ve probably heard them: problem-based learning, project-based learning and inquiry-based learning. Is there a difference? How will you know which one to do in your classroom?"
this is a very insightful article that helps lay out the similarities and differences between project based, inquiry based and problem based learning styles. a good read for anyone looking to try them, and understand the differences between them.
My Top 10 Tips for Successful Technology Integration in the Classroom I have a list of tips that I refer to often when helping teachers dip their toes further into the technology integration waters....
"These are great tips for my colleagues on keeping in mind your learning objectives when using technology. It is easy to get lost in the ooh and ahh of the tech, but always keep your goals and purposes in mind!
"I don't know about you, but I love TED talks. (TED = Technology, Entertainment, Design.) Although I have known about and preached Universal Design for Learning (UDL) since I began this blog, I could have never explain it as well as Todd Rose did in his TED Talk, "The Myth of Average". Thank you, Todd, for providing this concept so beautifully. (This is 18 minutes, but worth every one!)"
The local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington is “the Badlands,” and with good reason. Pockmarked with empty lots and burned-out row houses, the area has an unemployment rate of 29 percent and a poverty rate of 90 percent. Just a few miles to the northwest, the genteel neighborhood of Chestnut Hill seems to …
Brad Reitzel's insight:
We need to ensure that we are using technology purposefully. No longer is technology purposeful if it is simply used to engage students in their learning.
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