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Propel Project-Based Learning with These 12 Apps and Websites Project-based learning, or PBL, is a student-driven teaching method that calls for students to design and engage in projects focused on real-world problems and challenges. But while PBL is a trusted strategy for increasing student engagement, it's not always easy to orchestrate. The apps and websites we're highlighting this week help both teachers and students keep track of, complete, and assess projects in PBL classrooms. For teachers new to this strategy and extra short on time, Educurious offers many quality lessons, as well as a community of experts for guidance and support. Math teachers interested in PBL will love Mathalicious, which showcases lessons on real-world math, from sports statistics to the odds of finding life on other planets.
Free Textbooks Internet Library Free Textbooks and Lecture Notes 21st Century Learning Products Books and Video Lectures Academic Earth -- many video lectures from the world's top scholars on many subjects Accounting Books-- an extensive collect Accounting for Managers has many concise booklets with exercises Accounting Practice Sets -- one designed for a pencil and two designed for software. Accounting Test Review Notes is a 48 page, seven tests reviews of Accounting I and II. Accounting Tests with Answers help you prepare for tests. Best Practices for PBL Assessment Project-based learning (PBL) demands excellent assessment practices to ensure that all learners are supported in the learning process. With good assessment practices, PBL can create a culture of excellence for all students and ensure deeper learning for all. We’ve compiled some of the best resources from Edutopia and the web to support your use of assessment in PBL, including information about strategies, advice on how to address the demands of standardized tests, and summaries of the research. PBL Assessment Foundations 10 Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning (Edutopia, 2011) This comprehensive guide from Edutopia goes over many best practices for assessment, including authentic products, good feedback, formative assessment, and digital tools.
Study Together OpenStudy is study help 2.0. Everyone needs study help but it has to be just right—online, immediate, even late at night. We make this possible on OpenStudy. Connect with other students studying the same things. 7 Apps for Student Creators Creation-based tasks promote higher-order thinking, encourage collaboration, and connect students to real-world learning. Whether you're teaching in a project-based learning classroom, engaging students with authentic assessments, or committed to pushing students to analyze and synthesize, providing opportunities for creation is a must. Students who are "making" to demonstrate their learning can produce content that is shareable and valuable. Their creations can be geared toward a specific audience and viewed outside of the classroom.
PBL Defined and Clarified PBL Defined and Clarified What the Heck is PBL? by Heather Wolpert-Gawron (2015) In project-based learning, students show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other.
Classroom Aid Digital Resources for the Classroom are selected and FREE educational resources are preferred as listed in here, thanks to open and sharing empowered by the internet and so many contributors’ work ! Please also refer to the specific subjects for your needs : Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Arts and Music, and Multimedia resources. Resources for Teaching The U.S. Departments of Education and Defense launched “Learning Registry,” an open source technical system designed to facilitate the exchange of data behind the scenes, and an open community of resource creators, publishers, curators, and consumers who are collaborating to broadly share resources, as well as information about how those resources are used by educators in diverse learning environments across the Web.
6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing Creative writing can be a daunting task for students who struggle to think of story ideas or who don't love the writing process. For kids who have trouble putting pen to paper, there are a handful of fantastic iPad apps that just might inspire them to tell a story. Your students will be able to gather ideas, brainstorm and publish writing straight from their tablet. For students at all levels, creative writing is an important part of English language arts curriculum. Not only do the Common Core State Standards specifically outline the expectation that students should be able to express themselves through the written word, but this is also an essential real-world skill.
Start the Year with a Project…or Wait? Over the summer, you’ve spent some time planning what you think will be a great project for the beginning of the school year. You’re eager to launch it on Day Two, after you’ve introduced yourself to your students on Day One. Or should you wait until, say, Week Two, Three, or even later to start the project? The answer is: it depends. It may be just fine to start the year with a project if your students already know what it means to work PBL-style. If your school has a robust project-based program, or at least the teachers your students had last year did a lot of PBL, starting your class with a project sends a message to students: let's get right to it, this is how we learn here.
E-Curriculum… Exploring 24 Free Open Education Resources (OER)… The Digital Curriculum Part 2 Everyone is talking about a digital curriculum free of those hard copy textbooks that have been a part of schooling since the advent of the one room schoolhouse. In this series I will investigate some resources that can open up a world of digital curricula. In this second post of the series, I’ll examine the idea of Open Education Resources. In later posts, I will have more ideas to consider as schools develop their digital curriculum. 5 Ways to "Remove the Walls" From Your Classroom After the first day of school this year, I couldn't believe my luck! My seventh grade math and science students participated eagerly, worked well in groups, and followed our agreed-upon classroom procedures. With the deck stacked in my favor, I was sure that this was going to be my best year of teaching thus far. However, after three to four weeks, the on-task behaviors waned across the grade as students seemed to focus more on personal squabbles than their classwork.
How To Start Integrating Coding Into Project Based Learning True Project Based Learning (PBL) challenges students to acquire deeper knowledge of a concept by establishing connections outside their classroom. According to the research on PBL, the main tenets are to create real world connections, develop critical thinking skills, foster structured collaboration, motivate student driven work, and enable a multifaceted approach. Similarly, coding applies all of these core tenets as programs require logical thinking, team work, a variety of tools, and – most importantly – perseverance on the part of the student.