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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 learningChallenge-based learningCommunity-based learningDesign-based learningGame-based learningInquiry-based learningLand-based learningPassion-based learningPlace-based learningProblem-based learningProficiency-based learningService-based learningStudio-based learningTeam-based learningWork-based learning. . . and our new fave . . .Zombie-based learning (look it up!)Let's Try to Sort This Out

The term "project learning" derives from the work of John Dewey and dates back to William Kilpatrick, who first used the term in 1918. At BIE, we see project-based learning as a broad category which, as long as there is an extended "project" at the heart of it, could take several forms or be a combination of:

 


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Project Based Learning allows students to learn how to become problem solvers. 

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I would have reversed the venn nature.  Problem-based is the superset...i.e. Problem to be solved.  Project is the subset.

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SmartBlog on Education - 5 steps to STEM effectiveness - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - 5 steps to STEM effectiveness - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs | STEM | Scoop.it
STEM education isn’t complex. It’s not a doctrine, a program or a product. Yet, defining and implementing STEM education continues to challenge the educati

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Gives some insight as to how to omplement STEM.

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Why STEM education is important | ISA

Why STEM education is important | ISA | STEM | Scoop.it
Why STEM education is important...

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Great information about STEM!

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I"m glad you can use it, IIeane.
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William & Mary - William & Mary receives $2.5 million for STEM education

William & Mary - William & Mary receives $2.5 million for STEM education | STEM | Scoop.it

STEM education grant at William & Mary.


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It is awesome to see what schools are doing with STEM grants!

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100+ STEM iPad Apps For Learning

100+ STEM iPad Apps For Learning | STEM | Scoop.it
100+ STEM iPad Apps For Learning, from TeachThought.com.

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Good list for teachers with iPads.  It is nice to see a comprehensive list!

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 15, 2013 6:51 PM

Some of the apps are Free but most you have to pay for or have membership. 

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10 Innovative Ways to Bring STEM to Schools

10 Innovative Ways to Bring STEM to Schools | STEM | Scoop.it
As schools look for innovative ways to bring in STEM learning, here's a possible road map for how to galvanize a school community.

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A great list on how to bring STEM into the classroom.  Teachers are so busy and these are easy ways to incorporate STEM lessons with things that teachers are already teaching.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 9, 6:09 PM

This is a great starter list...Can you suggest more?

 

My suggestion would be to have university seniors and graduate students come in as guest speakers to cover a topic related to their research project and promote STEM based education.

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Early childhood STEM: Less talk more action

Early childhood STEM: Less talk more action | STEM | Scoop.it
Elementary education overemphasizes literacy at the expense of disciplines that lead to greater academic, professional and personal success for adults. By placing STEM disciplines at the center of elementary education, we lay the foundation necessary to meet adult personal and professional challenges while providing an environment in which to apply the 3Rs.

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This is an interesting Blog article that discusses the importance of STEM.

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

Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL | STEM | Scoop.it

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 learningChallenge-based learningCommunity-based learningDesign-based learningGame-based learningInquiry-based learningLand-based learningPassion-based learningPlace-based learningProblem-based learningProficiency-based learningService-based learningStudio-based learningTeam-based learningWork-based learning. . . and our new fave . . .Zombie-based learning (look it up!)Let's Try to Sort This Out

The term "project learning" derives from the work of John Dewey and dates back to William Kilpatrick, who first used the term in 1918. At BIE, we see project-based learning as a broad category which, as long as there is an extended "project" at the heart of it, could take several forms or be a combination of:

 


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I would have reversed the venn nature.  Problem-based is the superset...i.e. Problem to be solved.  Project is the subset.

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Resources for STEM Education

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Resources and findings generated through educational research and development projects funded in part by the National Science Foundation can help inform states and school systems that are developing strategies for improving K-12 STEM (science,...

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Teachers can go here for ideas and lessons!

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21 Amazing STEM Resources You Can Use Right Now to Change the World |TopCoder Blog

21 Amazing STEM Resources You Can Use Right Now to Change the World |TopCoder Blog | STEM | Scoop.it

This whole STEM problem our country faces is really eye-opening for a plethora of reasons. Want proof? See our last STEM focused post that canvassed some shocking stats on the state of STEM Ed. Ever since I became the lead on NoNameSite.com, a TopCoder initiative and on-line gaming community based on games that teach specific STEM skills and core concepts, I have learned so much. In fact, without a formal background in education, I’ve learned a ton.

Of all that I’ve learned, the most important with regards to STEM education are the number of resources and professionals making STEM awareness and education their full time gig. Numerous dedicated teachers, organizations, corporations, etc make our national STEM problem their challenge and they are hell-bent on solving it. Through a number of programs, resources, endorsements, and websites there is bound to be a way you too can make a difference in a young person’s life.

I’ve compiled a list of some great resources and tips for encouraging the youngsters in your life to get involved with science, technology, engineering, or math related activities. Consider it an early Holiday gift, but it’s one that you will have to act on to see that it makes an impact. It may be cliché but the truth is the youths of today are the future of our tomorrows.

Without further ado, I present 21 amazing STEM resources to share or even try out yourselves!

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Innovation and Creativity Set to Increase in STEM Education, Says IEEE Experts - PR Newswire (press release)

Innovation and Creativity Set to Increase in STEM Education, Says IEEE Experts PR Newswire (press release) However based on insights from top educators and members of IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to...

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The State of STEM Education

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Our focus should be two-fold: to help teachers to innovate the way students are learning science and math so that they gain confidence and achieve while also driving interest and passion for STEM.

 

In the United States only 5 percent of college graduates enter the workforce with STEM degrees. This is shocking compared to China at 46 percent. In the meantime, STEM jobs are expected to grow at twice the rate of jobs in any other field over the next five years. Our focus should be two-fold: to help teachers to innovate the way students are learning science and math so that they gain confidence and achieve while also driving interest and passion for STEM. And this needs to happen well before students enter high school.


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This article discusses the need for early STEM education to increase the number of students graduating with a STEM degree from college.

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Educational Technology Guy: STEM Resources LiveBinder - lots of great resources

Educational Technology Guy: STEM Resources LiveBinder - lots of great resources | STEM | Scoop.it
Educational Technology Guy: STEM Resources LiveBinder - lots of great resources: Tags: educational technology, t...

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Tons of great STEM resources!

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50 Best Sources of Free STEM Education Online | Online Universities

50 Best Sources of Free STEM Education Online | Online Universities | STEM | Scoop.it

Colleges, online universities, and other educational forums in your community can be excellent places to learn more about a variety of STEM topics, but there is also a wealth of educational material available on the web for those who prefer to learn at their own pace or take a more individual approach. Even better, these resources, whether classes, lectures, or tutorials, are all free of charge, meaning you can improve your knowledge without emptying your wallet. Check out our list (organized by topic, not ranking) for some great STEM resources that can help you build your knowledge about everything from calculus to zoology.


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Great STEM resources for teachers looking on how to incorporate STEM into their classrooms!

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2012 AuthenticSTEM Guide to STEM Education Resources

The 2012 AuthenticSTEM Guide to STEM Education Resources guide is divided into 8 sections as defined by the 8 Keys to Education Reform through STEM Education. 


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Great ideas for STEM

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Great Resources for STEM Education

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50 Digital Sources Of Free STEM Education

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50 Digital Sources Of Free STEM Education

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Great resources for STEM education.

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Project-Based Learning Idea For Science: Using Machines

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Project-Based Learning Ideas For Science: Using Machines

If you’re looking for an interesting project-based learning idea for science, the following “Dream Fort” contest might be worth considering. Information appears below, as do the relevant images and contact information you’ll need to participate.

 

“To promote the fall 2013 release of The Fort on Fourth Street: A Story of the Six Simple Machines, Sylvan Dell Publishing is teaming up with author Lois Spangler, and giving readers the chance to bring their creativity to life with the Dream Fort Design Contest.


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Awesome ideas for simple machines.  Allows students to use what they have learned and apply it to a project!

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 26, 2013 7:27 PM

This sounds like a great science / math fair idea for the whole school.

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Free! Amazing STEM base resources available at Wonderville.ca | Science Alberta Foundation

Free! Amazing STEM base resources available at Wonderville.ca | Science Alberta Foundation | STEM | Scoop.it
Wonderville.ca is an award winning, fun, interactive destination for kids to discover the exciting world of science thorugh games and science tools.

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Such a cute website for students to use!  So many good science ideas and it is presented in a great way for kids!

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, December 16, 2013 5:58 PM

"Wonderville is a fun, interactive destination for kids to discover the exciting world of science. This award-winning site encourages exploration and curiosity, while helping kids discover how much fun science can be."

 

"Wonderville is brought to you by Mindfuel, a non-profit organization committed to increasing science literacy and awareness. Edacity develops engaging resources that bring math and science to life and foster an enthusiasm for science and technology."

 

"Adventure through the wide selection of more than 30 games at wonderville. Building science knowledge has never been so much fun! These exciting games, designed with leading learning techniques, will have kids learning challenging concepts without even knowing it.

Need a way to bring more science into your kid’s life? Look to our activities section. We have a wide selection of science crosswords, word search puzzles and printable activity sheets that will turn science into a fun adventure at home!"

 

"For kids wondering how they will ever use science, there are videos that explore real-life applications of science concepts. Many videos provide an exciting behind the scenes look at science-based careers for those kids exploring a world full of fascinating careers."

 

"Laughing at our comics is a great way to learn engaging science facts. Kids will be able to not only better understand a topic but also see how science is present into their everyday lives."

 

"While having fun with wonderville’s games, activities, videos and comics, kids will be presented with interesting science facts. Of course, all of these facts are vetted by experts to ensure accuracy.

Free! There is no cost to use all of the amazing resources available on wonderville.ca. This site is made possible by grants from SAF sponsors and donors."

 

Teacher Resources: 

 

"Wonderville.ca is Mindfuel's award-winning website. It features curriculum-linked resources that will add impact and interest to your lessons."

 

"Use these printable experiments, games, videos, word searches, puzzles and comics to make science relevant and meaningful in your classroom. These have been prepared by expert educators working with leading scientists to assure accuracy and usefulness."

 

"Click here to enter the Teacher's Page - exclusively designed to help you find exactly what you need for your lesson plans."

 

"Sign up to join our exclusive Wonderville Community. It is free! Being a member means you’ll receive our quarterly newsletter where we tell you all about the latest and greatest of our resources on Wonderville as well as exciting developments for teachers at Mindfuel."

 

"Membership also gives you access to exclusive contests, the opportunity to join our user testing community and get an inside look at new resources that will further enhance your teaching goals."

 

This is 21st Century STEM teaching and learning at its best!

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STEM Lesson Plans


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Common Core is all about College and Career ready students.  This website gives information about different careers that students can have.  There are engineering jobs and science jobs!

 

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:: The Arts in STEM: STEAM

:: The Arts in STEM: STEAM | STEM | Scoop.it

Arts funding has been under attack for years as schools look for ways to increase funding for the core subjects. Want another science teacher? We’ll have to cut an art teacher. Or the music teacher. But there is growing evidence that the arts are a necessary part of education, and STEM education in particular. In elementary school, regular class work and enrichment programs for students routinely combine the arts with math and science....


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I love when they change STEM to STEAM, I think that incorporating the arts is so important in schools.

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Rural Students in Florida Get Chance to Become STEM Scholars | ED.gov Blog

Rural Students in Florida Get Chance to Become STEM Scholars | ED.gov Blog | STEM | Scoop.it

Phidell Lewis, a senior at a high school in a thinly populated area of the Florida Panhandle, had two big adventures this past summer.

He spent four days with top scientists as part of a group analyzing nanomaterials, and he attended a forum of engineers representing various industries, where he learned about STEM career paths. Both opportunities came about because Phidell is one of hundreds of students from rural communities in Florida who are STEM Scholars—part of a new State initiative to expose students to opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) through its Race to the Top grant.

“The STEM program allows our students to make better sense of what they’re learning on a day-to-day basis, and it helps them become better-prepared employees for our local industries,” said Ralph Yoder, superintendent of Calhoun County.

 


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It is interesting to see what other states are doing with STEM education.

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2012 AuthenticSTEM Guide to STEM Education Resources

The 2012 AuthenticSTEM Guide to STEM Education Resources guide is divided into 8 sections as defined by the 8 Keys to Education Reform through STEM Education. 


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Great Resources for STEM Education

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Great ideas for STEM

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STEM Education Data and Trends | NSF.gov

STEM Education Data and Trends | NSF.gov | STEM | Scoop.it
How well prepared are the students in my state in science and mathematics? Am I doing enough to help my child as a parent? What are the career opportunities in science and engineering fields? How much do science and engineering workers earn?

This website allows you to explore the answers to those and other questions, by providing easy access to data on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and related careers.

 

Click headline to access website with hot links to all of the categories--


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This interactive website allows you to see the timeline of STEM education.

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ISTEM: Lesson Plans


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This website includes STEM lesson plans for all ages.

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Looking for STEM apps? Here's a top 50 list for iPad :: STEM Education at WRAL Tech Wire

Looking for STEM apps? Here's a top 50 list for iPad :: STEM Education at WRAL Tech Wire | STEM | Scoop.it
Online Universities recently came out with a list of the top 50 iPad applications geared specifically for students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.

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The top apps for STEM to get students interested!

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STEM Education: Does America Have the Right Stuff? [INFOGRAPHIC] #edtech

STEM Education: Does America Have the Right Stuff? [INFOGRAPHIC] #edtech | STEM | Scoop.it
A stronger focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is the key to our country's future. Find out why from this infographic!

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Where America stands with STEM

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