A Process for Implementing Student Digital Projects. Lately, I’ve been busy grading my students’ digital products. Each year my students accomplish so much with technology, such as brainstorming, collaboration, annotation, editing, research, and so forth. My students also create several digital products throughout my courses, such as mind maps, infographics, posters, presentations, video commercials, audio interviews, comics, ebooks, portfolios, visual prompts, speaking avatars, etc.
These digital projects, or what I often call, “learning missions,” are adaptable and can be used to teach different age groups (children to adults) and subjects and achieve various learning objectives. I’ve also gotten students to complete their projects when we’ve had access to very little technology and no Internet access. Below, I’ve broken down the general process and routine we follow and have provided resources. If you like these ideas, take one of my courses or check out one of my books.
Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com! Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom (Hack Learning Series) (Volume 13): Shelly Sanchez Terrell: 9780998570549: Amazon.com: Books. Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT. Every day, people around the world communicate, connect, and learn digitally on the go. Our students spend hours with their devices and digital tools.
Imagine if some of that time was spent learning your content. Imagine your students learning by creating, playing, translating, editing, curating, researching, and brainstorming digitally on cell phones, mobile devices, laptops, tablets, iPads, Chromebooks, and consoles. Learning to Go is a collection of lesson plans, resources, handouts, and tips for teachers wishing to incorporate mobile devices, cell phones or BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) into their teaching. This book offers suggestions for adapting your curriculum even if your students have little access to technology or you are new to technology integration. How to Implement Problem Based Learning with ICTs. Awesome Tools & Apps for Student Projects. Digital Research. Tech Tips. Student Choice Menus.
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Digital storytelling. Bookmarking & Curation Tools. Digital Research. Dare to Believe: Problem Based Learning with ICTs by Shelly Terrell on Prezi. Project Base Learning with ICTs. Graphic Organizers. Presentation Tools. (37) Students ePortfolios Digital Storytelling for Teachers INTEF on Pinte… Shelly Terrell’s Presentations on SlideShare. Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning. September 2010 | Volume 68 | Number 1 Giving Students Meaningful Work Pages 34-37 John Larmer and John R.
Mergendoller As Ms. McIntyre walked around her high school science classroom, she plopped a packet of papers on each student's desk and announced a "project. " Each student would create a poster about a water-borne bacterium that can be harmful to humans, the bacterium's effects, and disease prevention and treatment. Sound familiar? What Every Good Project Needs A project is meaningful if it fulfills two criteria. As educators with the Buck Institute for Education, we provide professional development to help schools set up a sustained program of in-depth project-based learning throughout a district, network, or state. 1. Imagine that on the first day of the infectious disease unit, Ms. Teachers can powerfully activate students' need to know content by launching a project with an "entry event" that engages interest and initiates questioning. 2. 3. 4. 21st Century Skills Once Ms. 5. 6.
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The PBL Classroom. Twenty Tips for Managing Project-Based Learning. In honor of Edutopia's 20th anniversary, we're producing a series of Top 20 lists, from the practical to the sublime. 20 Tips for Managing Project-Based Learning 1. Use Social Media One of the best ways to document collaboration and engage students with technology is use social media platforms like Edmodo. Students can use it to share ideas, you as the teacher can use it to formatively assess where students are in terms of products and content knowledge, and it is a great way to have real evidence of collaboration. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
Bonus! A quick note on these tips: There is no real silver bullet to get every single kid under the sun engaged in your classroom, but good teachers use all the strategies they can muster. Project-Based Learning. Background Edutopia The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) was founded in 1991 as a nonprofit operating foundation to celebrate and encourage innovation in schools. Free instructional modules created by professors of education and professional-development specialists may be used as extension units in existing courses, or can be used independently in workshops and meetings.
Exemplary PBL Projects In addition to exemplary projects created by outstanding PBL educators, this WestEd site has an extensive list of resources and research findings on PBL. Information on assessment and standards in PBL is particularly good. Designed for use by educators and parents. The Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry A collection of resources about inquiry-based learning. Framing Essential Questions Six articleson the seven stages of research investigation based on the Research Cycle . The Guide on the Side An Introduction to Problem-Based Learning Project Based Learning: the Online Resource for PBL Tools. A guide to project work: supporting students in independent learning | Teacher Network | Guardian Professional.
Research is an important element of any independent learning project. Photograph: Alamy What are your plans for the remaining weeks of the teaching year? Perhaps you have a group of tired students who need to be productively engaged after a period of study leave? It's an ideal time for project work. At best, projects can be exciting, personalised learning journeys. But the process can be fraught with difficulties and challenges. Focus If project work is going to be more than simply a ragbag collection of unrelated activities, there needs to be a clear central objective. It is fine for students to start the process with vague ideas about what they are trying to achieve. I start by asking students what interests them. Research I see many projects on questions connected to bioethics and genomics. Once the headings are decided, students then add the research and link sources to each area to create a well synthesised review of research.
Structure Thinking skills. Lesson Planning: Templates and Tools - Problem-Based Learning. Part 4: Planning an IT-Assisted PBL Lesson. In this section we continue work on a PBL Lesson Planning Table that we started in Part 2. A Seven-Step Planning Process The first phase of developing an ICT-Assisted PBL lesson plan focuses on defining the topic of the lesson and developing the curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The following is adapted from Moursund, D.G. (2003) Project-Based Learning in an Information Technology Environment. Eugene, OR: ISTE. Project content. Individual and small group activity. Individual activity. Debrief: If time permits, we will share "stories" about what seems to be difficult and what seems to be easy in doing this type of lesson planning.
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