An Inside Look At How Project-Based Learning Actually Works. Project-based learning is one of the most popular terms in education innovation today.
We talk about PBL all the time and how it, combined with flipped classrooms, can basically change the way education works. It’s an exciting time to be sure. But I love to actually see how this kinda stuff works in real life. It’s easier to just say ‘try out Project-Based Learning!’ To a teacher asking for innovative ideas … but it’s better to actually see how it all works. Each video is a bit different. PBL Demo Cards University of Washington Using PBL Video by Edutopia .
University of Indianapolis & PBL Video by the University of Indianapolis . Internet Sites Supporting Project Based Teaching and Learning. - 30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms by Michael Gorman. 1 Comment May 28, 2012 By: Michael Gorman May 28 Written by: 5/28/2012 12:30 AM ShareThis Welcome to the another in a series of PBL Mania Posts here at Tech & Learning.
In this PBL Mania Post I explore Online Multimedia Resources. WGBH Teacher Domain - Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. PBS Teachers – Launched within the last year, PBS Teachers is an awesome place for all kinds of educational multimedia. The Khan Academy – At Khan, students and teachers are encouraged to “Watch… Practice… Learn almost anything for free”. YouTube – Let’s not forget YouTube and its amazing searchable collection.
Thinkfinity – This site is worth an entire write-up in itself and will provide a wealth of activities for PBL products. NeoK12 - Take a look and you will find a vast collection of resources and Web 2.o tools that might fit into any lesson. Project Based Learning Lesson Plans. Project-Based Learning: Success Start to Finish. For this installment of Schools That Work, we chose Manor New Technology High School, a public high school that is part of the New Tech Network of schools.
Located just outside of Austin in Manor, Texas, it is an entirely project-based learning school that has consistently achieved outstanding results since opening. We followed a project there for three weeks to find out what makes their model so effective. By Mariko Nobori There is a small town, about 12 miles east of Austin, Texas, where a high school devoted to teaching every subject to every student through project-based learning (PBL) opened five years ago. On its own, this would not have been a noteworthy event.
Thanks to the Buck Institute for Education for help in identifying the success at Manor New Technology High School. Edutopia's Schools That Work series profiles K-12 schools, districts, and programs that are dramatically improving the way students learn. Tame the Beast: Tips for Designing and Using Rubrics. Rubrics are a beast.
Grrrrrrr! They are time-consuming to construct, challenging to write and sometimes hard to use effectively. They are everywhere. There are rubrics all over the web, plus tools to create them, and as educators, it can overwhelm us. Rubrics are driven by reforms, from standards-based grading to assessment for learning. 1) Use Parallel Language Make sure that the language from column to column is similar, that syntax and wording correspond. 2) Use Student Friendly Language! Tip #1 hints at a larger issue. 3) Use the Rubric with Your Students... You have to use the rubric with the students. 4) Don't Use Too Many Columns.
Problem-based learning. Problem-based learning (PBL) is an exciting alternative to traditional classroom learning. With PBL, your teacher presents you with a problem, not lectures or assignments or exercises. Since you are not handed "content", your learning becomes active in the sense that you discover and work with content that you determine to be necessary to solve the problem. In PBL, your teacher acts as facilitator and mentor, rather than a source of "solutions. " Problem based learning will provide you with opportunities to examine and try out what you know discover what you need to learn develop your people skills for achieving higher performance in teams improve your communications skills state and defend positions with evidence and sound argument become more flexible in processing information and meeting obligations practice skills that you will need after your education A Summary of Problem-Based Learning: This is a simplified model--more detailed models are referenced below. 1.