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The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning

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“Projects” can represent a range of tasks that can be done at home or in the classroom, by parents or groups of students, quickly or over time.

While project-based learning (PBL) also features projects, in PBL the focus is more on the process of learning and learner-peer-content interaction that the end-product itself.

The learning process is also personalized in a progressive PBL environment by students asking important questions, and making changes to products and ideas based on individual and collective response to those questions. In PBL, the projects only serve as an infrastructure to allow users to play, experiment, use simulations, address authentic issues, and work with relevant peers and community members in pursuit of knowledge.

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nicole esterow's curator insight, October 21, 2013 2:31 PM

Projects are a range of different tasks that can be completed either at home or in the classroom by partners or groups of students usually over a period of time. Project based learning includes projects but is more focused on the the process of learning and working with peers than the content of the project. The article presents a table that describes all the differences and how project based learning can be beneficial. 

 

I think that learning through doing is an important thing for students. But projects are not always the answer. Many time group projects end up being one person doing the work and everyone's name being attached to it. It's important to create projects that create a projec-based learning envrionment. I think that having project-based learning in a classroom is great. I also hope that most teachers understand the difference and try to assign more projectbased learning activities. 

JennaMRyan's curator insight, December 11, 2013 1:02 PM

This article describes the difference between projects and project-based learning.  Though some aspects of the two types of classroom learning are similar, project based learning generally takes projects to the next level.  PBL is a student centered approach to instruction and as such, asking students important questions and making changes to products and ideas created the philosophy behind PBL.  This resource includes an extensive chart that compares projects with PBL.  Here are three I'd like to highlight:

1. Projects can be done at home with out teacher guidance or team collaboration, where as PBL requires teacher guidance and team collaboration.

2. Projects do not give students many opportunities to make choices at any point in the project, while PBL requires the students to make most of the choices during the project with pre-approved guidelines.

3. Projects are generally turned and are all the same while PBL opportunities are presented to a public audience encompassing people from outside the classroom and they are different.

 

My reaction to this article surprised even me.  I was interested to learn about the differences between PBL and Projects.  Before curating the various articles for PBL and reading about it, I assumed that PBL basically meant the kids do projects to learn in the classroom.  After reading this article, I see that by thinking this way I was overlooking some significant aspects and benefits of PBL.  PBL takes doing projects to the next level because the projects are relevant to the kids' lives and they are child-centered.  Because PBL allows children to choose their topic and where their project is going with teacher approval, they experience ownership and they can get passionate about their work rather than doing projects.  I did a project in high school that was the same assignment for everyone and I had to work with what the teacher gave us for the problem.  I feel like I would have been so much more enthusiastic and engaged in the assignment if I was allowed to choose a topic that interested me and I could take it in a new direction.  I hope by using PBL principles in my classroom and allowing an open-ended aspect in each project the children work on, they will feel a sense of accomplishment and pride when they are finished.

 

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Eduwebinar - Professional learning network

Eduwebinar - Professional learning network | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Virtual professional learning network for teachers supported by education webinars to boost professional development opportunities in an online environment.
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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, March 9, 2013 10:18 AM
Great news! :)
jerigby's comment, April 3, 2013 12:29 PM
I love eduwebinars! It fits in to my schedule better than attending workshops.
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School Librarians Want More Tech—and Bandwidth | SLJ 2015 Tech Survey

School Librarians Want More Tech—and Bandwidth | SLJ  2015 Tech Survey | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
IPads, maker spaces, 3-D printers, and coding skills top the tech wish lists for 1,259 school librarians across the country, according to School Library Journal’s 2015 Technology Survey.
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, Today, 7:43 AM

The data demonstrate leadership and issues.  Great to share with admins!

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A Definition Of Web Literacy (And How Students Can Benefit)

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A Definition Of Web Literacy (And How Students Can Benefit)
by Chris Lawrence, VP of Learning At Mozilla
Reading, writing and arithmetic are the cornerstones of education.
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Libraries thrive amid changes in digital age - North Brunswick Sentinel

Libraries thrive amid changes in digital age - North Brunswick Sentinel | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Libraries thrive amid changes in digital age North Brunswick Sentinel With help from teacher Shari Silverman, far left, and Anita Burke, foreground, four-year-old Rudra Rane, center, and his eight-year-old sister Aditi Rane participate in the “Yoga...
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Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum — ikeepsafe.org

Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum — ikeepsafe.org | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Today's vision setting got me excited to find #digitalliteracy curriculum resources! #Google #digitalcitizenship http://t.co/eOxtmv8C7S
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Libraries thrive amid changes in digital age - East Brunswick Sentinel

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Libraries thrive amid changes in digital age East Brunswick Sentinel With help from teacher Shari Silverman, far left, and Anita Burke, foreground, four-year-old Rudra Rane, center, and his eight-year-old sister Aditi Rane participate in the “Yoga...
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The calamity of the disappearing school libraries

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The number of libraries is dropping drastically across almost all states. Will a revised No Child Left Behind law make a difference?
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Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch

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Successfully launching a school makerspace includes community buy-in, generating a student buzz, finding cheap or free resources, and building maker activities into the curriculum.
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Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

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Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools 
by Terry Heick
Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant.
So how we organize those books is no small matter—and deserves additional scrutiny as technology changes things.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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LET Team's curator insight, July 30, 5:21 PM

Great article for helping you put together your "elevator speech" about why libraries are important and how they impact schools!

Peter Alsbjer's curator insight, July 31, 8:56 AM

Great article for helping you put together your "elevator speech" about why libraries are important and how they impact schools!

Elissa's curator insight, July 31, 10:17 PM

Great article for helping you put together your "elevator speech" about why libraries are important and how they impact schools!

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Teachers as Learners: 6 Great Professional Development Ideas | Edudemic

Teachers as Learners: 6 Great Professional Development Ideas | Edudemic | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Most teachers consider themselves life-long learners. As professionals, teachers are required to complete a certain amount of professional development (PD) every few years to keep their certification current. Usually this PD looks like speakers coming to teacher’s meetings, or educators attending conferences or taking courses at a local college. While these opportunities are ways to advance their craft, many teachers find that they don’t get much as they should from sitting in meetings or classes.

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, July 29, 2:04 AM

Només un resum: Si no t'agrada aprendre, no t'agrada ensenyar...els professors com aprenents questions essencials!

Ben Bempong's curator insight, July 31, 6:21 PM

PD are definately beneficial to teachers and educators.  PD days are pretty informative as they create new ways to inform teachers with current reform and change in the field of education.  It will be awesome to invent new ways to incorporate other forms of administering PD to teachers.

Christina Dillard's curator insight, August 1, 9:30 AM

PD are definately beneficial to teachers and educators.  PD days are pretty informative as they create new ways to inform teachers with current reform and change in the field of education.  It will be awesome to invent new ways to incorporate other forms of administering PD to teachers.

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The Internet won't make libraries obsolete - Rapid City Journal

The Internet won't make libraries obsolete - Rapid City Journal | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
While working at the library, it is inevitable that we hear comments that libraries are becoming obsolete because of the Internet. I am here to tell you that I don’t
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The future of libraries

On the occasion of their 125th anniversary Edinburgh City Libraries invited a panel of experts to discuss the future of libraries. Speakers taking part: John Scally ...
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U.S. Senate Passes Its Version of ESEA, Emphasizing School Libraries

U.S. Senate Passes Its Version of ESEA, Emphasizing School Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The U.S. Senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act on Thursday, July 16—requiring states to include at least one measure of student supports such as school librarians, school counselors and art and music classes in their accountability systems.
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12 Good Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship - A PDF Handout

12 Good Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship - A PDF Handout | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
As we head into the new school year and think about all of the new apps and sites we want to use with students, it's a good time to think about teaching digital citizenship.
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New Ohio school reimagines the traditional library

New Ohio school reimagines the traditional library | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Ridgemont K-12 School in Ridgemont, Ohio, will have a book lounge and collaboration zone to encourage interaction among students.
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The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources

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You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources and maybe even used some in your classroom. But the world of OERs is growing constantly, with more quality resources available every day.
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7 Ways to Pay Less for Textbooks - Forbes

7 Ways to Pay Less for Textbooks
Forbes
Most school libraries keep copies of popular textbooks in their stacks. You may be able to borrow the book for free or photocopy relevant chapters to use at home.
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A Teacher’s Guide to Wikipedia

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Wikipedia is often vilified in educational circles. The site’s loudest critics think that it offers biased, non-credible information. Many teachers specifically ban students from using the site from as a reference in research papers.
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Jennie Tuvey's curator insight, July 31, 12:55 AM

My primary kids always go straight for Wikipedia - I always encourage it as a starting point if they want to. Because it is a great starting point when you are young and are just beginning to learn the ways of the abundance of information available. I believe it is also a great tool to start their critical thinking without them even realising!

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Cut to the Core: How Are E-books Faring in School Libraries?

Cut to the Core: How Are E-books Faring in School Libraries? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The 2015 strategic plan for the American Library Association declares, “the rapid shift from print to digital content is one of the more dramatic developments now transforming libraries of all types.”...
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School libraries need funding, innovation to help turn recent trends

School libraries need funding, innovation to help turn recent trends | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The funding for school libraries has diminished over the years, as has the number of schools overall.
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Opinion: A librarian's list of books primary pupils 'might' like to read

Opinion: A librarian's list of books primary pupils 'might' like to read | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The publication of yet another list of the “top 100 books” that children “should” read in primary school raised an extensive discussion on social media about the books chosen.
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 25, 9:36 AM
Dawn Finch, a school librarian, children's author and vice-president of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, shares a response to  yet another list of the “top 100 books” that children “should” read in primary school raised an extensive discussion on social media about the books chosen.
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Inquiry-Based Learning: An Approach to Inquiry - Video Series

Inquiry-Based Learning: An Approach to Inquiry - Video Series | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
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CARFLEO's curator insight, July 22, 8:38 AM

Aspects of Religious Education and Family Life Education  can benefit from this approach.

liz deskins's curator insight, July 28, 7:24 AM

Great videos about inquiry, even though its not in the library!

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10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping

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10 Dos and Don'ts For Group Work & Student Grouping
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8 Design Steps for an Academic Makerspace -- THE Journal

8 Design Steps for an Academic Makerspace -- THE Journal | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
If you build it, will they come? That is the question many schools have about finding room on campus for a "makerspace."
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How a 21st Century Librarian Enhances Student Learning -- THE Journal

How a 21st Century Librarian Enhances Student Learning -- THE Journal | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
An award-winning director of library services shares her best practices for using LiveBinders, makerspaces and a variety of interactive tools to kickstart libraries in her district.
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