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- 30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms by Michael Gorman

- 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. PicsForLearning - Not everything has to be video.

Type Fu - touch typing trainer, tutor and test Google Drive and Docs for Teachers 2012 A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, is a 100 percent project-based learning school. They are part of the New Tech Network of schools and their approach has yielded remarkable results, including a 98 percent graduation rate, with all of their graduates accepted to college. The success of their PBL approach is largely attributable to the fact that their process is designed to stimulate student inquiry. Additionally, their process can be applied to any project in any subject, which means there is a consistent approach across grades and subjects at Manor. We followed a sophomore world studies class through a three-week project called Controlling Factors, created by teaching partners Mary Mobley (English) and Michael Chambers (world history). Here is a breakdown of key steps, with some examples from Mobley and Chambers's project: What do you think about this Schools That Work story?

Learn Touch Typing Free - TypingClub Kwiqpoll - Simple Web Polls What Makes Project-Based Learning a Success? At one high school in Texas, where every class in every grade is project based, the answer is devotion to a consistent process, belief in relationships, and commitment to relevance and rigor. Results? Hard to beat. Thanks to an effective PBL model and a school culture that values relationships and autonomy, Manor New Tech students, teachers, and its principal, Steven Zipkes (right), are achieving impressive results. Credit: Zachary Fink 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. See more Schools That Work Watch the video: PBL Success Start to Finish Duration: 08:01 min. Manor New Tech was started with a $4 million grant from the Texas High School Project as part of an initiative to develop schools dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and math in Texas. No less important, though, is the school culture that supports it.

Rich Internet Applications from the Center for Language Education And Research (CLEAR) at Michigan State University About Rich Internet Applications (RIA) The goal of the Rich Internet Applications project is to create tools that are informed by language acquisition research, and engage language learners in active learning. Using our Rich Internet Applications toolset, incorporating speaking and listening into your language class is easier and more flexible than ever! The tools can be used in many different ways: for in-class activities, student projects, homework, or assessment. The programs are free to use. The Rich Internet Applications tools run in your web browser.

snag.gy - paste images! 7 Mobile Apps Students Can Use to Never Lose Handwritten Notes Again A couple of weeks ago on my Android blog I wrote about using the Google Drive app to create digital archives of handwritten notes. That post was prompted by a conversation that I had with a young lady entering her senior year at a high school in Rockingham County, North Carolina. That young lady explained to me that she preferred the act of handwriting her notes and outlines to typing them out on a keyboard. In a lot of ways I agreed with her because when I plan my keynote talks I always use pencil and scratch paper before creating and arranging slides. Try one or all of these seven apps ff you have students that prefer to handwrite their notes or if you prefer to handwrite your notes, but you're worried about those notes getting lost. InClass is a free iPhone and iPad app that could be a very useful tool for students carrying those devices. SugarSync is a cloud storage service that offers apps for iOS and Android.

- Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012 It's that time of year again when I get to write my favorite post. This year instead of doing just my top favorite sites, I'm going to include apps due to the shift in education to mobile learning and the "flipped classroom." While last year's post included lots of educational networks, this year's has lots of curation sites, as well as writing/grammar sites. *Any site on the 2011 top 100 list will not appear on this list. Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012 MentorMob - Probably the coolest site I've come across this year. David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. - Top 10 Sites for Curating the Web David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. For more information about his work, contact him at dkapuler@gmail.com and read his blog at cyber-kap.blogspot.com.

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