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PBL database  organized  by subject

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ECRP. Vol 1 No 1. From Themes to Projects

ECRP. Vol 1 No 1. From Themes to Projects | EDCI397 | Scoop.it
In depth explanation of Sylvia Chard's project approach in #elementary #classrooms. All #schools should do this! http://t.co/4GtNEBrrw6

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Stacey Jackowski's curator insight, February 18, 2014 9:55 PM

Click on the link above! The importance of children having input in the topics and themes of project based learning is essential.  The theme in this paper is shoes, and at first I thought to myself : What kind of essential questions can stem from the theme of shoes?  I was very interested to find out the numerous questions posed by several different elementary classes, that led to thought provoking conversation about shoes.  Student, teacher, and other outside guidance, all need to work together to collaborate during #PBL. 

Danielle Howard's comment, February 20, 2014 6:58 PM
I love how a simple concept, like shoes, can lead to so many different projects. As an educator, I think I will be able to learn about/from my kids just by seeing what else they think of when they hear the word "shoes".
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Awesome Chart for Teachers- Alternatives to Traditional Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Chart for Teachers- Alternatives to Traditional Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EDCI397 | Scoop.it

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Danielle Howard's comment, February 20, 2014 10:32 PM
Even though this chart is not directly related to PBL, it makes you think about everyday assignments that are formatted the same way. The students are posing the questions and offers alternatives to traditional assessments.
Olivia Jackson's comment, February 20, 2014 11:58 PM
These ideas are actually "connecting" to topics in some of my other Education classes (EDCI461, for example). I see the connection to PBL, too!
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 29, 2014 12:44 PM

Great ideas!

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Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning

Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning | EDCI397 | Scoop.it
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After discussing PBL over the last few classes, this article summarized all the info we gathered in one place.
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International Project-Based Learning Opportunities - Global Education WA

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10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom

10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom | EDCI397 | Scoop.it

“Project-based learning is a powerful approach to teaching. This approach allows students to learn content in a manner similar to how they will work during the rest of their lives. PBL provides teachers with easy avenues to engage students with real world problems that are relevant to the learning community. It is possible to teach multiple subjects simultaneously and make connections outside the classroom.

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Nancy White's curator insight, July 9, 2013 3:16 PM

I am pleased to see the idea that the focus for PBL should be the skills - it is so important to give students opportunity to receive feedback on skills like problem solving, crticial thinking, and creativity.

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4 Keys To Designing A Project-Based Learning Classroom

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4 Keys To Designing A Project-Based Learning Classroom:

Traditional (American) classrooms tend to fit a particular mould:
1. Students face the front of the class where teachers lecture.

2. Students take notes, finish assignments at home, and hope to memorize enough information just long enough to pass a test.

3. Engagement and passion are often in short supply — among students and teachers.

4. The system does not necessarily accommodate all learning styles, and even those who fair well may be missing out on other important work-life lessons, like how to creatively solve problems, stay focused, work as part of a team, and organize their thoughts in a way others will understand.

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23 Ways To Use The iPad In The 21st Century PBL Classroom By Workflow


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Danielle Howard's comment, February 20, 2014 7:24 PM
Students are growing up in a technological age and bing tech-savvy is a useful skill . As educators, we should incorporate technological skill into instruction. This site gives multiple apps and activities to go with them that can be used in the classroom.
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The PBL Super Highway... Over 45 Links To Great Project Based Learning

The PBL Super Highway... Over 45 Links To Great Project Based Learning | EDCI397 | Scoop.it

"Are you on a journey to find  great PBL ideas? Then you have come to the right place. In fact, you just might want to spend some time here and also continue to come back. The first of my list includes sites that have created data bases of PBL Units. You will find units that you can use, improve, or incorporate as a base."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 16, 2013 7:56 PM

If you are going to be using Project Based Learning (PBL) in your classroom this year then take the time to check out this post. You will find 45 resources to help you along the way. Sections include:

* Databases of PBL Units

* Other PBL Idea Generators

* Challenges and Competitions

Each site is hot linked and there is a short description of what you will find if you click through. This post has put together an amazing number of PBL resources that will provide great resources to help make PBL successful in your classroom!

Lauren Yachera's curator insight, February 19, 2014 2:48 PM

Useful links when it comes to coming up with a great PBL for the classroom. This website will be incredibly useful in the future!

Danielle Howard's comment, February 20, 2014 7:25 PM
Website that offers links to find PBL ideas. This will be great resource to use when struggling to come up with a project for students' interests.
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▶ From Worms to Wall Street: Projects Prompt Active, Authentic Learning - YouTube

You can't tear students at Newsome Park Elementary School away from their schoolwork when it involves in-depth investigations with real-world applications. S...
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Danielle Howard's comment, February 20, 2014 6:58 PM
This video is a great example of how you can turn a simple project into something grand. My favorite part of this video is how the stock project got students from the initial class got other students in the school involved in their exploration.
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We <3 PBL.

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Taxonomy for teaching, learning and assessing: Project Based Learning in the 21st Century Classroom.

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Nicole Liebler's curator insight, February 11, 2014 11:40 PM

Though it is just a picture, I thought this was really interesting because many of my classmates (future teachers) and I learned a lot about Bloom's Taxonomy in our Classroom Assessment course (EDMS410). Seeing the connections between PBL and the different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy reminds me that there are a plethora of skills that go into a well-rounded learning experience with PBL. The skills in Bloom's Taxonomy overlap with those required to be resilient and have a sense of global competency!

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Tips for Using Project-Based Learning to Teach Math Standards

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Editor's Note: Andrew Miller is a consultant for the Buck Institute for Education, an organization that specializes in project-based curriculum. He also creates curriculum and instruction at Giant Cam

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Dana Tarnopal's curator insight, February 20, 2014 2:32 AM

Math has always been my favorite  subject and is definitely the subject I most excited to teach as an elementary school teacher. It is my emphasis as an elementary education major. This semester is my first in college that I am not taking a math course and I wish I had the ability to take on as an elective. However even with this excitement for math, when discussing project based learning in EDCI397, I realized I never associated this practice with my favorite subject. I was able to imagine the use of project based learning in my classroom with english, social studies and science but for math it seemed more difficult. This article helped me realize the immense amount of opportunities I have to use project based learning in mathematics. What I found most interesting was how the author redefined the "math problem." Instead of a math problem either being an equation or word problem, Miller thought of numerous questions that incorporated real world situations that could be used for project based learning in a classroom. The idea he proposed that I would definitely love to use in my classroom is "what is the most cost effective design of our classroom?" I really enjoyed this particular question because my class will be in a classroom the question is more tangible. Additionally, it teaches the students not only about money but also about how to be cost efficient and the importance of money in everyday life. As Miller claims in his article "the old definition of word 'problem' is not rigorous." Miller shows that through project based learning, teachers can make mathematics more than just about the numbers. 

Danielle Howard's comment, February 20, 2014 7:05 PM
Math is also my favorite subject and area of emphasis. I have also noticed the lack of math examples in discussion of PBL so it was exciting to find an article that addressed the two. Since we use math on a daily basis, there are several questions that we could use to drive a project. I also think it would be beneficial to have math be a critical part of a math, science or social studies project as well. Recently, I have been thinking about projects related to economics as well. This article talks about how the Common Core wants to apply math to real-world problems but, as Dana said, we can take this a step further. Instead of doing problems about made-up situations, we should come up with problems and projects that kids are experiencing at that moment, like the square footage of their own home or calculating a GPA.
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What is Global Competence? | Global Teacher Education

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Danielle Howard's comment, February 20, 2014 7:26 PM
This article does a goo job of outlining the teacher's role in PBL and not just mentioning what the students will be doing.
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Project Search | Project Based Learning | BIE

Project Search | Project Based Learning | BIE | EDCI397 | Scoop.it
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Ten Steps to Drive Student Inquiry

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Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, is a 100 percent project-based learning school. They are part of the New Tech Network (1) of schools and their approach has yielded remarkable results (2), including a 98 percent graduation rate, with all of their graduates accepted to college.

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This is a helpful step-by-step guide on how to execute a meaningful project. As someone who is learning about PBL for the first time, this reading gave me insight on how to approach each step in the process.
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Game-Based Learning Brings the History of Civilization to Life - YouTube

Middle school students learn social studies through Historia, a paper-based simulation game that incorporates a world cultures curriculum aligned to state standards. More resources at: 
http://www.edutopia.org/made-with-pla...              ;

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Danielle Howard's comment, February 20, 2014 7:12 PM
am a BIG fan of games in the classroom. After long day of lectures and research and writing, games help to ease everyone's mind and offer them a chance to take a break. One of the teachers in the video was explaining how he wants his students to understand that he is not their only source of information; somebody else has the answer. I want my students to know the same thing; instead of asking me, look for someone else that can help you find out what you want to know. <br>
Harry Greenhouse's curator insight, February 20, 2014 10:23 PM

Game based learning is just like project based learning but helps kids learn with the factor of the project being a game. the game Historia is a way for the kids to learn about history through the ages while playing a competitive game that they are motivated to be successful at since its incredibly fun.

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8 Essentials of PBL: The Big Delivery….Santa Believes… Do You?

8 Essentials of PBL: The Big Delivery….Santa Believes… Do You? | EDCI397 | Scoop.it
Did you know that Santa believes in Project Based Learning? It’s true… in fact I have worked quite hard at finding evidence that supports this conclusion. Recently I was reviewing an outstandin...

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Becky Vickers's curator insight, February 18, 2014 9:59 AM

This is a great outline of the important elements and goals of PBL. This will be useful when I'm thinking about ideas for classroom projects. Does it do all of these things?

Lauren Yachera's curator insight, February 20, 2014 3:53 PM

Interesting article with a cute graphic about how Santa believes in PBL. Each element of PBL is included with some notes from Santa. I got a smile out of this one!