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15 Sites Building and Promoting Educational PBL Communities… Across School and Around the Globe

15 Sites Building and Promoting Educational PBL Communities… Across School and Around the Globe
Welcome to the fourth in a series of PBL Mania Posts . For the next few weeks I am celebrating Project Based Learning. In this post I will introduce you to some outstanding collaboration tools found on the web that can be used in the PBL classroom. Quick Notes - You may be interested in learning more about PBL World in Napa, CA presented by BIE this June. 15 Sites Building and Promoting Educational PBL Communities… Across School and Around the Globe This PBL Mania post will explore some on-line digital resources that can help build community to enhance the PBL experience. Home base for a PBL group’s (or classroom) virtual community on-line. Edmodo – This website is a secure, social learning platform for teachers, students, schools and districts. My Big Campus – I like to describe this as a mix of Edmodo, Blackboard, Twitter, and Facebook built for the educational community. Moodle – I would not want to forget free an open source Moodle. Like this: Like Loading... Related:  PBL Resources

PBL Gallery Home | Getting Started | Modules | Resources | About Us View the work of teachers who developed and implemented PBL units/mini-units. Feel free to download and use the PBL as a template for your work with students. We appreciate your feedback. View additional middle school projects on the STEM-MI Champions Gallery page. Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning Voiceover: How will today’s children function in a dangerous world? What means will they use to carve the future? Will they be equipped to find the answers to tomorrow’s problems? Teacher: When you think about traditional learning you think of a student sitting in a classroom and being talked at. Teacher: Now I imagine a lot of you are still thinking... Teacher: They are supposed to be a sponge. Peggy Ertmer: So there are a lot of different ways to approach PBL, a lot of different ways to implement it, but really it all boils down to five essential keys: real-world connection, core to learning, structured collaboration, student driven, and multifaceted assessment. Student: One of the problems in the ocean is that with the higher amount of CO2 calcifying organisms are decreasing and we’re testing to see how well life in the ocean lives without calcifying organisms. Student: --four by eight feet. Peggy Ertmer: So the second commonality is the PBL unit provides academic rigor. Student: Yes.

60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and interesting ways to communicate in one easily accessible place. Teachers around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool (including TeachThought’s favorite), and we’ve shared many of these great ideas here with you. Read on, and we’ll explore 60 inspiring ways that teachers and students can put Twitter to work in the classroom. Communication Twitter makes staying in touch and sharing announcements super simple and even fun. These ideas offer a great way to put the tool to good use. Organization Twitter’s hashtags and other tools share a great way to organize information for your classroom. Resources Use these ideas to take advantage of the vast resources that Twitter has to offer. Writing Skills

The Differentiator Try Respondo! → ← Back to Byrdseed.com The Differentiator The Differentiator is based on Bloom's Taxonomy, Kaplan and Gould's Depth and Complexity, and David Chung's product menu. Try It In: French Dutch • Tweet It • Like Byrdseed • Pin It Students will judge the ethics of the [click to edit] using a textbook and create an essay in groups of three. Revised Bloom's Taxonomy adapted from "A Taxonomy for Learning,Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives" by Anderson and Krathwohl Depth and Complexity adapted from The Flip Book by Sandra N. Depth Big Idea Unanswered Questions Ethics Patterns Rules Language of the Discipline Essential Details Trends Complexity Multiple Points Of View Change Over Time Across the Disciplines Imperatives Origin Convergence Parallels Paradox Contribution Key Words Consequences Motivations Implications Significance Adapted from David Chung and The Flip Book, Too by Sandra N. Group Size One Two Three Four

The Techie Teacher: Brief.ly and a Research FREEBIE My last post, Internet Research for Grades 3-5, got me thinking about research skills in the younger grades. It is a hard skill to hit at that age, especially for those children who have not developed the literacy skills needed to learn new material. Our school district has a subscription to PebbleGo which is an incredible site for research and listening to readings. Here is an example of a Brief.ly I created about the Water Cycle: This is what it looks like: Super easy to use and a great way to touch upon research skills with the younger ones by finding easy to read websites and other age appropriate resources! Do you have an inquisitive class this year?

KS1 Literacy © 3913.co.uk Drag and drop the names of the classroom items on to the picture. The name box will turn green if correctly placed. Drag and drop the names of the animals on to the picture. The name box will turn green if correctly placed. Find and select the letters in the correct order to make the word. © v2vtraining.co.uk The Word Wheel 2 is multimedia tool for pupils to explore and develop their skill at blending phonemes in words with clusters.WW2-lesson-outline Drag and drop the names of the fruits on to the picture. Drag and drop the names of the types of transport on to the picture. Drag and drop the names of the vegetables on to the picture. A drag and drop matching quiz based on descriptions of objects from around the home. This Alphabetical order activity is a simple to use word ordering exercise. This simple labelling activity can be used for either the Three Little Pigs or Cinderella as a backdrop for their sceneScenes lesson outline The CVC maker is a simple to use application.

for Teachers Instructables supports teachers and students by providing free Premium Memberships and awesome project ideas for your classroom. For Students A premium membership means access to all of our classes. For Teachers We provide plug and play hands-on projects to let you supplement their curriculum with the best projects we have to offer. Sign up for a free Premium Membership and get started today! Instructables has great projects for the classroom.Get inspired by some of the latest from our education channel. Our goal is to provide education to all who need it. "I use Instructables for ideas for classroom projects, information on how to do/make portions of classroom projects, and ideas to help my students explore more about topics they are interested in. "Students use the website to find ideas and inspiration for projects and I use it for all sorts of things. Have we helped you teach or learn? Thanks!

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. Now Flat Stanley has his own apps for iPhone and iPad, along with new online resources. 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.

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