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Project Based Learning: Real World Applications
Curating research on best implementation practices for facilitating adolescent students exploring real world projects by following constructivist pedagogy
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Education Week Teacher: Flattening the School Walls

Education Week Teacher: Flattening the School Walls | Project Based Learning: Real World Applications | Scoop.it
Principal Tom Horn, a self-described "hippie kid from Eugene," has transformed a troubled alternative high school in Oregon—not to mention his teachers' job descriptions—by introducing a radical project-based learning model.
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Project Based Learning: Mummified Chicken, Mutant Frogs, and Rockets to the Moon

Everything you need to know about Project Based Learning.
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Multiple Intelligences

Multiple Intelligences | Project Based Learning: Real World Applications | Scoop.it

Renzulli (1982) says: "The students' teachers also become experts, but not in the content that their students are studying. They become expert facilitators and learn how to guide students through the process of a Type III study. It is a challenging role to play and requires a transition from being 'sage on the stage' to 'guide on the side'."

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jerome bruner and the process of education

Good mini-biography of Bruner  (references included)

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Adolescent Brain Development | Why Do Teens Act This Way?

Major developmental changes take place in the adolescent brain between ages 13 to 25. This is an important time to encourage your teen in making healthy choices.
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Cybraryman Internet Catalogue

Cybraryman Internet Catalogue | Project Based Learning: Real World Applications | Scoop.it

Project-Based Learning Resources

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Project Based Learning | New Learning Institute

Project Based Learning RESOURCES. Ten links to articles that cover a range of topics from inquire-based learning to cooperative learning.

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Is our use of technology reflex or reflection? | Student Affairs in a Digital World

Is our use of technology reflex or reflection? | Student Affairs in a Digital World | Project Based Learning: Real World Applications | Scoop.it

"Quite simply, [reflections] help us understand the basis for our decisions and actions. The basis for these matters a great deal because it is we who create our world and we who use our technologies for good or ill. Humans will not stop creating these technologies because we humans are tool builders. We should try to understand ourselves better in relation to our tools."

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EduTech Wiki

EduTech Wiki | Project Based Learning: Real World Applications | Scoop.it

"EduTechWiki is about Educational Technology (instructional technology) and related fields. It is hosted by TECFA - an educational technology research and teaching unit at University of Geneva.
It is a resource kit for educational technology teaching and research, e.g. a note taking tool for researchers; a literature review tool or a writing-to-learn environment for students. It also includes some (technical) tutorials that may be used in classes around the world or for self-learning.
Many articles also can be useful to teachers, instructional designers and e-learning consultants."

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Techno Constructivist: Weekly Tech Tips

Techno Constructivist: Weekly Tech Tips | Project Based Learning: Real World Applications | Scoop.it

Tons of resources to sift through...

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Techno Constructivist - Utilizing Social Media

Techno Constructivist - Utilizing Social Media | Project Based Learning: Real World Applications | Scoop.it

"Online media tools like YouTube, TeacherTube, Vimeo, and Blip.tv have exploded in recent years. While we immediately see the application of these tools for entertainment they can also be powerful learning tools. They can be the source of rich curriculum content and serve as a platform to bring an audience to student work."

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Project-Based Learning * The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

Project-Based Learning * The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity | Project Based Learning: Real World Applications | Scoop.it

"Project Based Learning (PBL) is one of a number of educational approaches aimed at making learning more applicable to life outside the classroom. It asks students to engage with authentic, experiential questions and challenges them with thoughtfully designed projects and tasks."

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Project Night #1

Wufoo is a web form builder that helps anyone create beautiful forms, surveys and invitations without writing a single line of code.
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Stacie Cassat Green's comment, February 12, 2012 7:42 PM
I'm not familiar with this. You'll have to tell us how it works for you. I'm guessing "beautiful" makes it the Survey Monkey for Mac users. Survey Monkey is not beautiful...
o0JLC0o's comment, February 13, 2012 9:23 AM
This scoop was suggested to me and the actual site (the real resource) can be found at http://wufoo.com/tour/?t=h2j6h2
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Carl Anderson (Presentations)

Slides (Resources) from Carl Anderson's appearances as a technology intergration consultant

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Carl Anderson on Learning and the Purpose of School (video)

Carl Anderson on Learning and the Purpose of School (video)

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Constructivism in learning

Constructivism in learning | Project Based Learning: Real World Applications | Scoop.it

Some tid-bits (resources) on Vygotsky and constructivism

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Constructivist Theory

Constructivist Theory | Project Based Learning: Real World Applications | Scoop.it

Gathering resources on constructivist theorists (Jerome Bruner here)

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The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time

The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time | Project Based Learning: Real World Applications | Scoop.it
Why is it that between 25 and 50 per cent of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work?
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Wright'sRoom

Wright'sRoom | Project Based Learning: Real World Applications | Scoop.it
Pondering education, technology, and making a difference...
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Teaching Theories (Resources)

"There are three main categories into which learning theories fall:

Behaviorist Theories | Cognitivist Theories | Constructivist Theories

In addition to these main theories, there are other theories that address how people learn. These are listed below after a list of general resources addressing all major theories for teaching and learning."

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Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection for Learning

Here are a series of tools that can be used to support reflection, with a brief discussion of the process, the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

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Timeline Tutorial: Introduction

Timeline Tutorial: Introduction | Project Based Learning: Real World Applications | Scoop.it

Test to see if SIMILE works on Macs...

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Internet addiction may predict substance use in teens

Internet addiction may predict substance use in teens | Project Based Learning: Real World Applications | Scoop.it

"The researchers surveyed the entire adolescent population (aged 14 to 19) of the Greek island of Kos regarding Internet use, substance use, and personality factors."

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» 9 Essential Skills Kids Should Learn :zenhabits

"...let’s look at a good set of essential skills that I believe children should learn, that will best prepare them for any world of the future. I base these on what I have learned in three different industries, especially the world of online entreprenurship, online publishing, online living … and more importantly, what I have learned about learning and working and living in a world that will never stop changing."

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Polk Educators Seek to Explain Mysteries of Early Adolescence With Book - The Ledger

Polk Educators Seek to Explain Mysteries of Early Adolescence With BookThe LedgerNeuman and co-author Richard Marshall strive to help parents and educators understand why middle-schoolers do what they do in their just-published book, "The Middle...
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