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Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning

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A project is meaningful if it fulfills two criteria. First, students must perceive the work as personally meaningful, as a task that matters and that they want to do well. Second, a meaningful project fulfills an educational purpose. Well-designed and well-implemented project-based learning is meaningful in both ways.


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Dr. Debi Slaughter's curator insight, September 20, 2013 9:23 AM

These essentials are good for post-and secondary settings! 

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, September 25, 2013 11:02 AM

The framework for embarking on a successful project.

JennaMRyan's curator insight, December 11, 2013 8:36 PM

In the Educational Leadership Magazine, September 2010 Edition, John LArmer and John R. Mergendoller wrote the article "Seven Essentials ofr Project-Based Learning."  The article opens with a secnario of a teacher plopping a packet of papers on desks saying create a poster on bacteria.  This is a too common "excuse" for a project that lacks meaning and depth.  The process of students' learning and depth of cognitive engagement are more important in PBL than the project.  The seven essentials of PBL  are listed as follows:

1. A Need to Know

2. A Driving Question

3. Student Voice and Choice

4. 21st Century Skills

5. Inquiry and Innovation'

6. Feedback and Revision

7. A Publicly Presented Product

 

In another source curated, the Projects v. PBL, one of the most important differences is that projects get turned in and PBL gets shared with the public, this is consistent with this resource.  Seems like a common thread betwen all these currated sources is this "Need to Know" concept.  All sources agree the project in question needs to stem from a good idea and a good idea is something that is engaging to the kids and sparks the "need" with in them "to know."  The comparison to plopping papers on a desk and making posters with PBL is such a dramatic difference.  I certainly remember making posters for projects in middle school, but if I were to get to make a poster as a component of PBL in my classroom, I'm sure I would have been more intrinsicly motivated and more engaged in the assignment.  I grew from reading this article because I can see seven practical steps and goals for implementing PBL in my future classroom outlined clearly.

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Jump in a bowl of excellent teaching practices | @mcleod

Jump in a bowl of excellent teaching practices | @mcleod | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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15 free resources for teaching classroom language | Teach them English

15 free resources for teaching classroom language | Teach them English | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
As a new academic years begins, many of us are now experiencing the joy of starting out with new classes of learners.

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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, September 22, 2013 5:15 PM
Good points to be taken into consideratio,Thank you.
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Innovate My School: September 2013

Issue 7 of Innovate My School’s online magazine, bringing the latest in educational innovation and inspiration to educators across the UK.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 20, 2013 5:09 AM

Nicely written and designed newsletter full of useful tips and information. Sign up for more at: http://www.innovatemyschool.com/magazine.html

Rumi's comment, September 25, 2013 4:08 AM
Thank you!
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The 20 Best Pinterest Boards About Education Technology - Edudemic

The 20 Best Pinterest Boards About Education Technology - Edudemic | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Pinterest is quickly becoming one of the biggest sources inspiration and innovation when it comes to cooking, design, and education. That’s right, education is a prominent fixture on Pinterest now and that, of course, means that education technology plays a starring role.

 

In an effort to help curate the massive amount of Pinterest boards about education technology, you can use the following list as a jumping off point to start your Pinterest journey.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 21, 2013 10:45 PM

I have about 50% of those on the list.