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MonitoraggioformazioneCapaldo. Metodologie monitoraggio sorveglianza valutazionepiano. A New and Improved KWL. Last year I had the opportunity to be on a team to submit and review materials for the Smarter Balance Digital Library.

A New and Improved KWL

I was impressed with the process and quality of the submissions I reviewed. If your state is part of the Smarter Balance Consortium, I suggest checking out the resource. I have decided to include my accepted submissions on my blog. So far I have posted: Yes, It is OK to Text in Class! Using Voice Recognition Apps in the Classroom Today’s post is on a version of the KWL approach. The traditional 3-column KWL chart was introduced by Donna M. I do not remember when I was first introduced to the KWL, but as classroom teacher in the 80’s and 90’s I know I attempted to use the organizer in my classroom. A few years ago I ran across a tweet from Paul Solarz.

Paul and I exchanged a few tweets as I inquired to learn more. I learned that the expanded KWL (KWHLAQ) helps involve students in the ongoing learning/inquiry process. This video by Rick McCleary describes his process. Reflection in the Learning Process, Not As An Add On. Is it personality?

Reflection in the Learning Process, Not As An Add On

Are some people born with it? Can it be learned? I am talking about REFLECTION. At the beginning of the week, I had the opportunity to be part of a workshop during our pre-service ( we just returned from our summer break here in the Southern Hemisphere) with our ES Principal, MS Principal and HS Assistant Principal. The topic was student reflection. The following ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS emerged out of the planning for this workshop. 1146. 17 Teacher Tech Tools for High Quality Project-Based Learning - Getting Smart by Guest Author - Buck Institute for Education, Project-based learning, tech tools. Bob Lenz and Sally Kingston Steven Covey says, “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”

17 Teacher Tech Tools for High Quality Project-Based Learning - Getting Smart by Guest Author - Buck Institute for Education, Project-based learning, tech tools

That’s what we say about Project Based Learning: make projects the main thing. Don’t fall into the trap of using a little PBL here and there. Students who engage regularly in well-designed projects retain knowledge better, learn more deeply with understanding, and develop skills to be successful in college, career and life. We have seen firsthand the transformation that happens for students, teachers, and communities when teachers keep PBL the main thing. Too often, projects are not the main thing because teachers need the time and support to make shifts in their practice from more traditional approaches.

How can teachers make projects the main thing in their classrooms? Creating Movies With Your Students. The Apps: I really enjoy Adobe Voice and Shadow Puppet EDU to get started in elementary grades.

Creating Movies With Your Students

I have used Adobe Voice successfully in a Kindergarten classroom this year. It was only their sixth day of school, yet they could create a decent Adobe Voice video with a little help. I think that Vine is also an easy starting point. The kids will know about Vine, and it can teach them the art of the quick edit. The Touchcast app is great if you want to create some student news reports or use some green screen effects. The Resources: Two of my favorite resources for an easy way to get started are included in the middle of this list. Try the test. Space and Shape encompasses a wide range of phenomena that are encountered everywhere in our visual and physical world: patterns, properties of objects, positions and orientations, representations of objects, decoding and encoding of visual information, navigation and dynamic interaction with real shapes as well as with representations.

Try the test

Geometry serves as an essential foundation for space and shape, but the category extends beyond traditional geometry in content, meaning and method, drawing on elements of other mathematical areas such as spatial visualisation, measurement and algebra. Change & Relationships involves understanding fundamental types of change and recognising when they occur in order to use suitable mathematical models to describe and predict change.

Mathematically this means modelling the change and the relationships with appropriate functions and equations, as well as creating, interpreting, and translating among symbolic and graphical representations of relationships. Gold Standard PBL: Essential Project Design Elements. Adapted from Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning: A Proven Approach to Rigorous Classroom Instruction, by John Larmer, John Mergendoller, Suzie Boss (ASCD 2015).

Gold Standard PBL: Essential Project Design Elements

This post is also available as a downloadable article. It’s encouraging that Project Based Learning is becoming popular, but popularity can bring problems. Here at the Buck Institute for Education, we’re concerned that the recent upsurge of interest in PBL will lead to wide variation in the quality of project design and classroom implementation. If done well, PBL yields great results. But if PBL is not done well, two problems are likely to arise. Project-Based Learning Activity.

Challenge-Based Learning. As described in the paper, challenge-based learning includes these attributes: Multiple points of entry and varied and multiple possible solutionsAuthentic connection with multiple disciplinesFocus on the development of 21st century skillsLeverages 24/7 access to up to date technology tools and resources, allowing students to do the work.Use of Web 2.0 tools for organizing, collaborating, and sharing[1]A focus on universal challenges with local solutionsRequirement that students do something rather than just learn about somethingDocumentation of the experience from challenge to solution.

Challenge-Based Learning

These attributes are intended to ensure that challenge-based learning engages learners, provides them with valuable skills, spans the divide between formal and informal learning and embraces a student's digital life. (Apple Inc., 2009, p. 2) The New Media Consortium published an in-depth study of challenge-based learning in classroom practice in early 2009. References[edit] _________ (2009). See also[edit] Project-Based Learning Workshop Activities. Now that you've established the basics of PBL, you're ready for part two.

Project-Based Learning Workshop Activities

On this page, you will find a wide range of activities that will get workshop participants thinking and talking about PBL. 1. Project-based learning. Project-based learning (PBL) is considered an alternative to paper-based, rote memorization, teacher-led classrooms.

Project-based learning

Proponents of project-based learning cite numerous benefits to the implementation of these strategies in the classroom including a greater depth of understanding of concepts, broader knowledge base, improved communication and interpersonal/social skills, enhanced leadership skills, increased creativity, and improved writing skills. John Dewey initially promoted the idea of "learning by doing. " John Dewey, 1902. Problem Based Learning Activities.

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Problem Based Learning Activities

The PBL Super Highway… Over 45 Links To Great Project Based Learning. Welcome to another post that I know you will want to share and bookmark. As I travel the country I constantly have teachers ask me for places to find some engaging PBL ideas! Below you will find the collection of links I have started to assemble. A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning. Project-Based Learning Lesson Plans. Challenge Based Learning - Welcome to Challenge Based Learning!

Authentic Student Learning. Project-Based Learning Workshop Activities. Project-based learning. Project-Based Learning Activity. 8 Essential Characteristics of Project Based Learning. Diane Zimmerman is the Associate Education Director at Temple Sinai in Washington, D.C. She wrote the Project Based Learning section of the lesson plan manual for Building Jewish Identity, Volumes 3 and 4, which will be published by Behrman House in March 2013. Project based learning (PBL) has captivated secular educators, and, fortunately, it is now gaining advocates in Jewish education. For PBL to achieve its ambitious goal; namely, to inspire students to probe deeply into each subject they study, the strategy must be implemented correctly.

A common error that minimizes PBL’s effectiveness is to confuse PBL with its older, less effective ancestor, known simply as the “student project.” The following chart identifies what PBL is and what it is not from the students’ and teachers’ perspectives.