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What Is Project-Based Learning? - Edudemic

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Have you wondered what Project-Based Learning? Are you interested in watching a short video by Common Craft, a well know organization that creates short animated films that discuss the key elements of the topic at hand? The Buck Institute for Education commissioned this video (and they are know for Project-Based Learning). 

Why concern yourself with Project-Based Learning? A key reason is that projects help promote 21st century learning including  collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills.


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What’s the Best Way to Practice Project Based Learning?

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Project Based Learning - there are many views on this subject. This post provides a great diagram that helps to see the continua that one may consider when designing PBL. It looks at six issues: Trust (locus of control), Questioning, Collaboration, Content, Knowledge and Purpose. 

For example, with Trust the continua moves from teacher directed to student directed. Based on the project you may find that the location varies. 

A short description is provided for each of the six issues that you may want to consider as are additional resources.


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A Must-Have Guide To Google Drive | Edudemic

A Must-Have Guide To Google Drive | Edudemic | Learning With ICT @ CBC | Scoop.it

“Google Drive is expected to be a cloud-based storage offering with sync capabilities and will likely be integrated with Google Docs, Google Apps and may eventually be shipped with every Android phone, to boost usage. It will initially be rolled out as a web service, and on popular platforms like Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. Google may also offer a Google Drive API that developers can use to create apps that work with the service. Users will be charged for additional data beyond the free 5 GB limit.”


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How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators

How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators | Learning With ICT @ CBC | Scoop.it

TWITTER TRANSFORMS EDUCATORS


Before the advent of Twitter, most educators I know had limited opportunities to collaborate with colleagues outside their building. Some subscribed to listservs or participated in online forums, but these outlets lacked critical mass; teachers also networked at in-person conferences and training sessions, but these isolated events didn't provide ongoing support.

 

Enter Twitter. I've heard many educators say that Twitter is the most effective way to collaborate and that they've learned more with Twitter than they have from years of formal professional development.

 

Here are some of the specific ways educators are using Twitter to collaborate:

 

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http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/09/how-twitter-is-reinventing-collaboration-among-educators272.html

 


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Sonia Thomas's curator insight, May 27, 2013 6:53 PM

Twitter provides a great opportunity to collaborate with educators outside of your local physical community. The exchange of ideas and perspectives can reenergize your career. “Twitter is often just the introduction — the virtual handshake that opens the door to a deeper collaboration”

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SharedCopy

from freetech4teachers - Shared Copy could be a good tool to use to provide students with feedback on design elements of their digital portfolios. You could also use Shared Copy to highlight and draw attention to a block of text that you want your students to read prior to a classroom discussion.

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