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The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning

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The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning
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A good outline of the differences between projects and project based learning.

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Grit Happens in PBL

Grit Happens in PBL | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Looking for practical applications of grit? Try project-based learning and move beyond character education to teach students how stuff gets done in the real world.
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Grit (resilience) and project based learning. Benefits of PBL to character education.

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Main Course Not Dessert (by BIE) | Project Based Learning | BIE

Main Course Not Dessert (by BIE) | Project Based Learning | BIE | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Good overview of PBL and how it is more than just "doing a project".

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The Overflowing Froth of Realness: Iowa BIG | ThinkThankThunk

The Overflowing Froth of Realness: Iowa BIG | ThinkThankThunk | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Authentic PBL in action.

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For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters

For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
If our students look at the work we’re asking them to do today and say “It doesn’t matter,” we’re missing a huge opportunity to help them become the learners they now need to be.
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A challenge for all teachers- making sure we try to create "work that matters" and not just work.

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The 8 Essential Elements of Project Based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Essential Elements of Project Based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Eight essential elements of PBL to make it meaningful and engaging.

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Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL

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At the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), we've been keeping a list of the many types of "_____- based learning" we've run across over the years:


Case-based learning
Challenge-based learning
Commu
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Benefits of project based and problem based learning.

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Knowledge in Action Research Helping to Make the Case for Rigorous Project-based Learning

Knowledge in Action Research Helping to Make the Case for Rigorous Project-based Learning | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
KIA Research Table of Contents:

Introduction to the Study

PBL Course Design
Student Demographics
Results to Date
Next Steps
Resources




To succeed in today’s complex, dynamic, and globally con
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Interesting findings from Knowledge in Action Research Project in the US on the benefits of PBL on AP exam scores. Would be interested to see how PBL affects HSC and IB?

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Part 5... 14 Amazing Project Sites.... A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series... A Goldmine of Resources

Part 5... 14 Amazing Project Sites.... A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series... A Goldmine of Resources | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Welcome to a series that is must read for any PBL or STEM educator.  It will include information to reflect and build upon as you consider both PBL and STEM.  Best of all, it will finish with over ...
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Some PBL resources and links

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8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century

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8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century
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Great benefits of project-based learning in developing these 21st century skills.

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Key Elements of Project-Based Learning

Want to design a great PBL activity? Follow these step-by-step tips.
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Another useful overview and tips for successful PBL.

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On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes

On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Scientists have come a long way in understanding how the brain generates creative ideas. Their work can inform classroom structures if educators want to inspire more creativity in students.
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Not surprisingly, giving students freedom allows them to be more creative. PBL is good for this.

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What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

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What keeps students motivated to learn? Relevance, connections, and their teachers' emotional investment, among just a few criteria.
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Great points about what makes students motivated to learn from a small panel of students. Exam marks is not on the list.

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Focus on Audience for Better PBL Results

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At the end of a project-based learning (PBL) experience, students typically share what they have learned or discovered with an audience. Depending on the project, students might publish their work onl
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The importance of audience in PBL activities. 

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5 Tips for Flipping Your PBL Classroom

5 Tips for Flipping Your PBL Classroom | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
I am of course a huge project-based learning (PBL) nerd and advocate. I am also an advocate for the flipped classroom, yet at the same time I also have my concerns about flipping a classroom. This mo
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Flipped teaching and project based learning working in tandem.

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Some Key Elements of CBL

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A good overview of some of the key aspects of Challenge Based Learning.

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Six Ways To Motivate Students To Learn

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Scientific research has shown us ways to get the learning juices flowing. Here are six ways to motivate students to learn.
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Connect very well to PBL strategies.

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