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PBL: Project Based Learning

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How to increase the use of PBLs (Project Based Learning, Problem Based Learning) in my high school science classroom.
Videos, simulations, resources, labs, and advice for using PBLs in the classroom.

Make: Projects. 24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning. 24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning by Mike Acedo 1.

24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning

Makezine.com is a major hub for the maker’s movement, providing amateur makers and educators with a plethora of information, resources, and project ideas to implement for themselves, or in their classrooms. 2. This UK based tech company seeks to provide children of all ages and backgrounds with cheap, quality computers in hopes of educating kids in computer programming. 3. The Maker Faire is an annual festival that takes place in multiple locations around the world, bringing together inventors, scientists, engineers, educators, tech enthusiasts, among other makers, to showcase innovation, learning, and celebrate the maker’s movement. 4 Both youngmakers.org and makered.org seek to bridge the gap between community involvement and the maker culture, providing kids, parents, and teachers with a community based infrastructure and resources that facilitate making. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Browse - Maker Club. Believe in Ohio STEM connections. The Believe in Ohio program invites high school and college students, their instructors and the community to take a virtual field trip into the innovation economy of the future that is being built in Ohio through a series of six, free, regionalized, online courses.

Believe in Ohio STEM connections

What this course is about and why is it important? Our nation is being challenged on an unprecedented level to maintain its historic prosperity. In the face of this challenge, over the last decade, the State of Ohio and its regions have been building Ohio’s innovation economy of the future. Believe in Ohio STEM contest. Barbie Bungee. Get students' interest by asking, "Do you think the length of the cord and the size of the person matters when bungee jumping?

Barbie Bungee

Would it be smart to lie about your height or weight? " Allow students to offer suggestions as to why an accurate estimate of height and weight would be important to conduct a safe bungeee jump. You may also wish to search and show a short video about bungee jumping. After a brief introduction, set up the lesson by telling students that they will be creating a bungee jump for a Barbie® doll. Their objective is to give Barbie the greatest thrill while still ensuring that she is safe. Explain that students will conduct an experiment, collect data, and then use the data to predict the maximum number of rubber bands that should be used to give Barbie a safe jump from a height of 400 cm.

Distribute the Barbie Bungee activity packet to each student. Before students begin, demonstrate how to create the double‑loop that attaches to Barbie’s feet. Questions for Students. Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes. Make mobile learning awesome!

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Save time by using free lessons & activities created by educators worldwide! Be inspired! Combine digital content and your files to create a lesson Tes resources YouTube Links PDFs PowerPoint Word Doc Images Dropbox Google Drive Tes Teach quick start resources. Coaster Crafter. A Detailed Visual Guide To Distributed Project-Based Learning. Project-based Learning is a passion of ours at Edudemic.

A Detailed Visual Guide To Distributed Project-Based Learning

We’ve seen how effective it can be in and out of the classroom. Quite simply, it provides the opportunity for students to learn from each other, get their hands dirty, work in an active learning environment, and to simply have fun at school. What could be better than that? PBL teachers are typically on the lookout for PBL-aligned apps and web tools that can bolster their powerful learning environment. In an effort to help those teachers out, Katie and I found a fabulous new visual diagram that’s all about which apps and tools go with the different parts of distributed project-based learning.

This chart reminds me a bit of the popular ‘Padagogy Chart’ by Allan Carrington we shared here on Edudemic. This diagram breaks down the different phases and goals of PBL into bite-size chunks. As you can see, the tools and apps are all organized quite neatly into each phase. Want a bigger version of this incredible diagram? Source: Visual.ly. Project-Based Engineering for Kids. Fun, original, and exciting collection of project-based engineering lessons for kids.

Project-Based Engineering for Kids

If you enjoy these projects, then I encourage you to buy my book, Rubber Band Engineer. It's a full-color-photo book full of more project plans that range from the surprisingly simple to the curiously complex, and some have their roots right here at Instructables. These project-based lessons focus on basic principles of physics, structural, and mechanical engineering.

Physical models are built from a similar set of materials that can be easily sourced online (links are provided in-lesson). All of the project plans in this collection are designed to be used in an after school enrichment setting, though you may use and modify these ideas for other not-for-profit purposes provided you cite The Workshop for Young Engineers. Environmental PBL. CitizenScience. Inquiry-Based Learning.