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Project Based Learning: Lessons and Rubrics. Photographer Captures Waves of Trash in Indonesia. Waves for days. Trash for eternity. That’s what photographer Zak Noyle discovered on a recent trip to Java, Indonesia. The waves of Java, always known for being pristine and barreling, were now rolling swells of disgusting trash and debris. Noyle was shooting Indonesian surfer Dede Surinaya in a remote bay when he and Surinaya discovered the water to be covered in garbage, according to GrindTV.
The bay was miles from any town, yet strong currents had carried the trash of the world’s most populated island, Java, to its once pure waters. “It was crazy. In addition to the sea of plastic, large objects like tree trunks were being tossed around in the waves. Indonesia, a country comprised of more than 17,000 islands, suffers from a terrible trash problem that is polluting its waters. Often, the only other disposal option Indonesians have is burning their trash. No matter who is to blame, the effects are felt by those who live in or visit Indonesia.
Also on HuffPost: Literal meanings of places in the U.S [MAP]. It’s easy to think of words such as California or Texas or New York as just the places on the map, but those words actually meant something, once, and those meanings offer a little glimpse into history. The above map, designed by cartographers Stephan Hormes and Silke Peust , labels states, cities, and landmarks with the literal meanings of their official names.
Most of the meanings are bland descriptions of the terrain or climate of the places they describe. Michigan, for example, is the “Land of the Big Lakes” (duh), and Mississippi is the “Land of the Great River.” Others carry baffling specificity, like Alabama’s “Land of the Thicket Clearers” or Missouri’s “Land of the People with Dugout Canoes.” Power of Constructivism in Project Based Learning | Luke Callahan. W hat is the appeal of project based learning? Buried inside, this approach is deeply rooted in how we learn. Working in groups to tackle real-world problems and to think at a higher level is apart of the human experience.
It’s natural. Each day I come across tremendous lessons from my professional learning network on twitter that incorporate a “new way” of going about learning at school. Projects that made you wish you were young again. At the core of project based learning (and constructivism) is the power and responsibility that students are the center of their own learning, through primary, first hand accounts. Project based learning is deeply tied to this theory and is an approach the education system should begin to look at to engage students at a deeper level. I recently read two fantastic articles that tackle this idea in a much cleaner manner, that are worth reading: A Snapshot Of How Technology Is Used In Education and Problem-Based Learning: Our Brains Abhor Cliffhangers . The Differences Between Projects And Project-Based Learning. There’s a big difference between using projects in the classroom versus project-based learning in the classroom.
What are those differences, you ask? Lucky for you, friEdTechnology (great name) whipped up this snazzy side-by-side comparison outlining the biggest differences. In the visual, they describe what ‘projects’ are and how they work in the classroom. For example, projects can be done at home without teacher guidance or team collaboration. They are based upon directions and the folks from friEd say they’re “done like last year” (curious if you agree with that or not!) On the flip side, Project-Based Learning is a fluid technique to enhance learning that really looks nothing like projects as they’re described below.
As you can see, this is quite a slanted look at how projects are different from project-based learning but it’s interesting nonetheless. PBLU.org | Making Projects Click. How many guns are found in our schools? - Schools. A boom interrupted history class and sent sixth-graders screaming and scrambling for the door. D’Angelo Marte tried to run, too, but his left leg wouldn’t budge, rendered useless by a .380-caliber bullet that tore through his knee while he sat at his desk. As he limped to the front of the classroom, police say an 11-year-old student fled with a loaded gun and water bottle filled with alcohol in his book bag. Another removed his blue Redland Middle School uniform shirt, which a third classmate applied to the wound to stop blood from pooling onto D’Angelo’s Nike Air Force sneakers.
“At first, I thought I was dreaming,” D’Angelo, now 13 and recovered from the May 24 shooting, said in an interview. “I didn’t think I’d ever get shot.” While jarring, the chaotic scene in Room M211 is the exception, not the rule. School shootings remain uncommon, and local schools officials insist the campus is the safest place for any student. “One gun in schools is too many,” Carvalho said. In the House, Rep. 1988 Endangered Earth. LifePractice PBL - Welcome. Lesson Plans & Worksheets. The Lexus Eco Challenge is back for the 2013-2014 school year!
Prepare your students with educational materials that meet national standards in science, social studies, civics, and language arts. Before you begin: > Get a printable Challenge Planner (PDF) which outlines key dates and deadlines for this year's challenge. > Download the Lexus Eco Challenge's correlation to Common Core State Standards for grades 6-8, grades 9-10, and grades 11-12.
> Download all of the student printables to use with each lesson: Choosing the Right Topic (PDF)Planning and Teamwork (PDF)Creating an Action Plan (PDF)Beyond the Action Plan (PDF)Reaching Out (PDF)Action Plan Template (PPT) You can find all of the teacher and student resources below. Articles Healthy Soil, Healthy Land Help your students develop an Eco Action Plan that addresses a community issue that relates to land, such as waste management, deforestation, or loss of biodiversity.
POOP: An Interdisciplinary Unit. TakingITGlobal - Inspire. Inform. Involve. iEARN | Learning with the world, not just about it ... ePals Global Community. 21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning | K12 educational transformation through technology. 21centuryedtech - home. Problem-based Learning in Science. The best way for students to learn science is to experience problems that challenge science, and the thought, habits of mind and actions associated with trying to solve them. This implies opportunities for authentic, inquiry-based learning. Problem-based learning (PBL) is a powerful vehicle for this, in which a real-world problem becomes a context for students to investigate, in depth, what they need to know and want to know (Checkly, 1997).
It is a robust, constructivist process, shaped and directed primarily by the student, with the instructor as metacognitive coach. PBL is not just another iteration of what many science educators already use in their classrooms. The nature of ill-defined problems At the heart of true PBL is an ill-defined problem, an unresolved "murky" situation. To better understand what is meant by an ill-defined problem it is helpful to examine what is meant by a problem. While all problems have these components, they often differ in how well-defined they are.
Problem Based Learning Activities. Constitution Day projects & Essays resources es/ms/hs Actively seek out alternative information ADA - assessment and action project Alternative Energy Sources and Conservation Attendance Improvement Campaign Benjamin Franklin Extraordinary Biodiversity Exploration Investigation ms/hs Birds - examine status of local species Bird Species List for FeederWatch - make one Biomes - learn about biomes as you select a new home Bloggez- vous?
Bonus Army treatment and veterans today Bridges or earmarks what is the national priority? Cars - Event recording device - privacy, safety & justice Charity begins at Home Civil Rights - What are yours? Clean Coal Technology fact or fiction Club or School Presentation Project Collaboration Online and Social Networking - Web 2.0 Collaboration online and Social Networking - using it to do work Colonial American PowerPoint project ppt download Community's History through its names Community Green Infrastructure Project Competition of Birds on Wade Island - updated 3/2013. Select an Insect as a Community event Mascot Project.
Identify what you need to discover. Be specific. Make a list. Get digging for information - Learn how to research elementary | middle school & high school Are you working in a group? Assign the group member who is to find each answer or fact. Everyone will be researching info. (how to work as a group) Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? Watch Google Docs video TAI - How could you use free, Google Docs to do a project? Brontosaurus Was Never A Real Dinosaur: The Great Switcheroo. December 22, 2012 Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Brontosaurus has been one of the most well-known dinosaurs in popular culture for more than a hundred years. It has been portrayed in books, on TV, and in cinema and has also had its likeness put on a US postage stamp in 1989, albeit with a good dose of controversy and criticism. And while the Brontosaurus has been a mainstay in popular culture for decades, the actual use of the word Brontosaurus was discarded by science quite some time ago, as it was generally considered a junior synonym of the less-known Apatosaurus.
And to now add further insult to injury, it has been recently unveiled Brontosaurus was not only dropped from scientific literature, but researchers are saying the massive beast had never existed at all. Lamanna said the story of Brontosaurus dates back 130 years, to a period known as the Bone Wars. The Bone Wars got its name from a bitter feud between Yale´s Marsh and Cope of Philadelphia. Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects. The start of the school year offers an ideal time to introduce students to project-based learning. By starting with engaging projects, you'll grab their interest while establishing a solid foundation of important skills, such as knowing how to conduct research, engage experts, and collaborate with peers.
In honor of Edutopia's 20th anniversary, here are 20 project ideas to get learning off to a good start. 1. Flat Stanley Refresh: Flat Stanley literacy projects are perennial favorites for inspiring students to communicate and connect, often across great distances. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Please tell us about the projects you are planning for this school year. Teaching High School Science. PBL. Welcome. Library | Navigator. PBS LearningMedia. Project Based Learning | BIE.