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Resources - Project Arc. Transformational Gaming Project. Project Based Learning Resources. (image from education-world.com) Project Based Learning (PBL) is a great way to teach students content, 21st century skills, and engage them in something fun and educational.

Project Based Learning Resources

I spoke more about PBL in an earlier blog ( and we had some great reader comments (Tech&Learning, May 2009, page 14). Today I'd like to give some tips and ideas on how to get started with PBL in your classroom. First of all, PBL can be used in any classroom, in any subject, at any grade level. Projects can be one class period, or take weeks to complete. PBL does take planning. For instance, I teach physics and developed a project for my classes on structures and stress and strain. Another example of PBL is having the students research a topic and present it to the rest of the class through a multimedia presentation, website, or poster.

Start small. Another idea for projects is to look at your school or community and see what they need. Project-Based Learning in Elementary School. Welcome to YouTube! The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results.To change your location filter, please use the links in the footer at the bottom of the page.

Click "OK" to accept this setting, or click "Cancel" to set your location filter to "Worldwide". The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results. To change your country filter, please use the links in the footer at the bottom of the page. Over 25 Links Uncovering Project Based Learning Resources On The Web. Welcome to this first in a series of PBL Mania Posts.

Over 25 Links Uncovering Project Based Learning Resources On The Web

For the next few weeks I am celebrating Project Based Learning by hosting a webinar at Edtech Leaders Online, and by presenting a PBL session at the NICE Conference in Chicago. In this post I will introduce you to some awesome places on the web containing some of the very best PBL resources. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe to this 21centuryedtech Blog by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. You will not want to miss this series or future posts involving STEM, Flipping the Classroom, Technology Integration, Common Core, and 21st Century Skills, So Sign Up Now!

As always… thanks and have a great week. - Mike Gorman (21centuryedtech) Welcome to the land of PBL knowledge. BIE – BUCK Institute BIE – Also known as the BUCK Institute for Learning. BIE Videos – What Is PBL Video – A great collection of videos that demonstrate PBL and its best practices. West Virginia Teach 21 PBL. AER Video Library - Questioning. Success Begins with Effective Design. When I started doing project-based learning with my students, I noticed two immediate changes in my classroom.

Success Begins with Effective Design

First, my students were far more interested in doing projects based on the content we were learning than they were in simply listening to me give a lecture on the topic. Second, attendance went up and classroom problems went down. These factors contributed to a higher degree of interest and involvement in what we were learning than I had ever had before. Our first projects were simple and not very technically oriented. The students quickly learned that planning was the most critical part of the project process. Soon, projects that were being developed as part of our class were being used by social studies teachers, science students, the Library Media Specialists. ...meeting the expectations of someone other than their teacher was a definite eye-opener... Before long, we were getting requests from community organizations who had heard about the students’ projects. Getting Started. ThinkQuest.

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Technol4kids. You Are What You Read. Learning in Hand. Tweets from this session are tagged #inhand In project-based learning, students work over an extended period of time answering a driving question.

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The question is so deep that it requires students to create a project to share their findings with others. iEARN. Atlantis Remixed. Transformational play involves the use of virtual worlds to help people learn and grow in a context where they can fail safely.

Atlantis Remixed

Theory At its core, transformational play is a learning and empowerment philosophy that is grounded in the belief that each one of us is capable of, wants to, and deserves to achieve, great things. Unlike any other form of curriculum, these games offer entire worlds in which learners are central, important participants; a place where the actions of a ten-year old can have significant impact on the world; and a place in which what you know is directly related to what you are able to do and, ultimately, who you become. The theory highlights relations among the three interconnected elements of person with intentionality, content with legitimacy, and context with consequentiality. This stands in sharp contrast to the more traditional positioning of content as facts to be memorized, not as meaningful tools that are necessary for transforming a problematic situation.

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