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Project-Based Learning

This book, like Dr. Wagner’s previous one, has many different audiences; it is not a book exclusively for K-12 educators, and includes among its targets parents of young and school-age children, post-secondary educators, and, more generally, those many general nonfiction readers who have been influenced by Thomas Friedman to recognize that the “World is [Now] Flat” and it is essential that we confront the changing demands of our fast-changing times.

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Rubrics and Rubric Makers Super Rubric Makers - Print Them Instantly! - All K-12 Subjects Is It Project-Based Learning, Maker Education or Just Projects? Zak Malamed of StuVoice.Org mentioned in a student voice panel that when given projects by teachers to complete, it was often just another “thing” to get done, just like a paper or worksheet. I have seen lessons shared by teachers that they called Project-Based Learning, Inquiry Learning, or Maker Education, but upon close examination they appear to be another form of direct instruction with a hands-on activity thrown into the mix. These activities had no connections and very limited relevancy to the real lives of students. Students using scissors, markers, drawings, or a Web 2.0 tool does not make a PBL or Maker Education curricular unit.

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Scientists discover brain chemical that eases the pain of financial loss By Daily Mail Reporters Updated: 02:12 GMT, 22 February 2012 Scientists have found that a chemical in the brain allows people to brush off the pain of financial losses. The breakthrough discovery could pave the way to the development of drugs to treat problem gamblers. The chemical is active in the region of the brain involved in sensory and reward systems and its existence sheds light on what may have been going on in the brains of Wall Street and City of London traders as the 2008 financial crisis took hold. Addiction: The chemical could pave the way to the development of drugs to treat problem gamblers Details of the study were reviewed and published in the Molecular Psychiatry journal on Tuesday.

Rubric Tutorial Creating a rubric is easy once you have taken to time to evaluate the dimesions/tasks which make up the students performance, and the criterion you will use to evaluate it. That being said, let’s begin with the steps to create a rubric.* The steps to create a rubric are listed in sequential order, however they can be performed in any order as long as the rubric contains the following: -Performance Objective -List of dimensions to be evaluated -Levels of gradation of quality -Criterion and points for each level of quality Who said that we cannot do PBL in ESL teaching? Today, a group of secondary school teachers have questioned the fact that elementary students cannot learn proper English grammar through project working in the ESL class. I have been teaching English for 25 years, using project working to improve oral and written communication, and I never had a problem with fixing grammar or verb tenses. Why do I have to use grammar drills if my students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge in the ESL class? Why do I have to teach specific grammar if students are learning by need and they are using it in a real context? I always carefully plan, manage and assess while allowing some degree of students voice and choice.

AP Chemistry Review Activities AP Chemistry Interactive Review Activities In keeping with the new framework for AP Chemistry beginning in 2013 - 2014, I am indicating here if the topic to which a review activity relates has been dropped from the curriculum. It will be identified as excluded (Excluded) to indicate that the College Board has specifically excluded it.

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