The PBL Super Highway… Over 45 Links To Great Project Based Learning | 21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning Welcome to another post that I know you will want to share and bookmark. As I travel the country I constantly have teachers ask me for places to find some engaging PBL ideas! Below you will find the collection of links I have started to assemble. Enjoy and please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. I promise you will find some great information coming your way this school year…so Sign Up Now and please pass this on with a retweet! – Mike Gorman ( Booking Info – Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? The PBL Super Highway… 45 Great Idea Links! Are you on a journey to find great PBL ideas? BIE Tools – PBL Project Search – Here you will find a collection of 450 proven lesson plans to set any PBL desire into action. Other PBL Idea Generators Challenges and Competitions Like this: Like Loading...
62 School Project Ideas Are you a teacher, parent, or student looking for a creative project idea? You should find this list of 62 project ideas to be a great resource for designing activities and projects. When students create projects, they are the active agent in the learning process; the classroom is centered on the student rather than the teacher and the role of the instructor evolves to that of the facilitator. Advertisements: create an advertising campaign to sell a product. I hope this list of project ideas will prove to be a valuable resource in creating projects for your students or children. android:text=”@string/main_title”B Problem Based Learning Activities Constitution Day projects & Essays resources es/ms/hs Actively seek out alternative information ADA - assessment and action project Alternative Energy Sources and Conservation Attendance Improvement Campaign Benjamin Franklin Extraordinary Biodiversity Exploration Investigation ms/hs Birds - examine status of local species Bird Species List for FeederWatch - make one Biomes - learn about biomes as you select a new home Bloggez- vous? Bonus Army treatment and veterans today Bridges or earmarks what is the national priority? Cars - Event recording device - privacy, safety & justice Charity begins at Home Civil Rights - What are yours? Clean Coal Technology fact or fiction Club or School Presentation Project Collaboration Online and Social Networking - Web 2.0 Collaboration online and Social Networking - using it to do work Colonial American PowerPoint project ppt download Community's History through its names Community Green Infrastructure Project Competition of Birds on Wade Island - updated 3/2013
Book Reports 20 Ways of Looking at the BookThese activities address multiple intelligences and a range of student ability levels. 21 Literary Temporary Tattoos Every Book Lover NeedsThese images can serve as models for student response to reading. Students could design a tattoo for a character and then write an essay explaining or justifying their choices. 91 Ways to Respond to LiteratureMultiple intelligences, varied ability levels, traditional to cutting-edge: you'll find book report ideas here! 150 Book Report AlternativesGreat ideas for audio, 3-D, artistic, and written responses to responses to reading. Baseball Book ReportsPrintable handouts with a baseball theme for young readers. Better Book Reports and Better Book Reports: 25 More Ideas! Beyond the Book ReportA list of 35 ways to respond to reading. Beyond the Book Report: Ways to Respond to Literature Using New York Times ModelsA list of 13 alternatives to traditional book analysis. Books Alive! Get Down and Book-ie!
Project-based learning Project-based learning (PBL) is considered an alternative to paper-based, rote memorization, teacher-led classrooms. Proponents of project-based learning cite numerous benefits to the implementation of these strategies in the classroom including a greater depth of understanding of concepts, broader knowledge base, improved communication and interpersonal/social skills, enhanced leadership skills, increased creativity, and improved writing skills. John Dewey initially promoted the idea of "learning by doing." John Dewey, 1902 Markham (2011) describes project-based learning (PBL) as: " PBL integrates knowing and doing. Project-based learning has been associated with the "situated learning" perspective of James G. Project-based learning is not without its opponents, however; in Peer Evaluation in Blended Team Project-Based Learning: What Do Students Find Important? Structure Elements Comprehensive Project-based Learning: Examples Roles PBL relies on learning groups.
English Project Ideas for Language Arts Project-Based Learning I used to struggle with putting together lesson plans. My first English project idea was to turn the dreaded book report into an authentic book review. My third graders published their reviews on Amazon.com (with the help of parent volunteers). It was rewarding to see the kids embrace the project and write more eloquently and thoughtfully than they would for a typical book report, but like many other first-time project plans, the whole thing required much more planning time than I had imagined. Then I discovered these time-saving resources. All of these projects are listed by grade level.
Project-Based Learning Workshop Activities Now that you've established the basics of PBL, you're ready for part two. On this page, you will find a wide range of activities that will get workshop participants thinking and talking about PBL. 1. Prepare Participants for Critical Viewing of Case Study Videos Before watching a set of videos that demonstrate PBL at work, ask participants, "What questions do you have about good PBL projects that might be answered by looking carefully at a video of students working on a project?" Suggest that participants view the videos shown with particular questions in mind. 2. Choose a video from the following list to share with class participants, based on their grade level interest. After a brief small-group discussion and reflection, engage the larger group of participants in conversation about what they saw. "What steps did the students take to work on their project?"" Ask participants, "What do the experts have to say about the effectiveness of PBL activities?" 4. In the What Is PBL About? 7.
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Project-Based Learning Activity A Project-Based Learning Activity About Project-Based Learning What Is Project-Based Learning? Students engaged in project-based learning (PBL) activities "work in groups to solve challenging problems that are authentic, curriculum-based, and often interdisciplinary" (McGrath, 2003). A classic project-based learning activity usually involves 4 basic elements: (1) an extended time frame; (2) collaboration; (3) inquiry, investigation, and research; and finally, (4) the construction of an artifact or performance of a consequential task. That's certainly the theory, but it is quite reasonable to ask what exactly constitutes a good PBL activity? Through the following task, you will explore project-based learning from the perspective of how such activities support different student learning styles. The Task In this activity, you will critically analyze a number of PBL examples and prepare to discuss them from multiple perspectives. The Process Step 2 -- Examine the learning styles chart below.
Activities and Exercises - Gender - CROW (Resources for the Teaching of Social Psychology) Gender Activities and Exercises I use this activity in my stereotypes course to address the role of the media in both reflecting and maintaining gender roles, stereotypes etc. You might find it useful to. I ask students to purchase a magazine of their choice, something they would normally read (no pornography please), to read it cover to cover, and then to identify examples in text, images, etc. that either support or counter traditional gender roles and stereotypes. Students flag the examples in their magazines and bring them to class. Stephanie Goodwin Assistant Professor Dept. of Psychological Sciences 703 Third Street West Lafayette, IN 47907-2400 Tel: 765-494-6891 Fax: 765-496-1264 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com This original idea was suggested to me by my advisor, Dr. 2. 3. April L. An alternative is to use pictures of male and female toys together with either a picture of a baby in pink or blue. Louise Swire (Notre Dame College, Leeds, U.K.) Careers
8 Essential Characteristics of Project Based Learning Diane Zimmerman is the Associate Education Director at Temple Sinai in Washington, D.C. She wrote the Project Based Learning section of the lesson plan manual for Building Jewish Identity, Volumes 3 and 4, which will be published by Behrman House in March 2013. Project based learning (PBL) has captivated secular educators, and, fortunately, it is now gaining advocates in Jewish education. From Students' Perspective A project that is relevant to my own life and personally meaningful. An exploration into an authentic problem. Having a voice in how I investigate the problem, and input on what the final outcome/product should be.Choosing an activity or end-product from a list distributed by my teacher.Doing research by myself only in books or online. A learning strategy that encourages me to regularly evaluate my progress based on my individual work or my participation and contribution to a group’s work.Completing my work and handing it in without any self-reflection or analysis.
Young People and Placemaking: Engaging Youth to Create Community Places Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza, located in Fremantle, Australia, specially caters to young people | Photo via City of Fremantle Young people use public spaces just as much as anyone else, if not more. And yet, too often young people, or young adults between the ages of 12 to 25, are not included in the process of Placemaking and end up “loitering” in other spaces. Some communities frown upon loitering, which can create a negative image for young people and just contributes to the stigma surrounding them, especially those who are at risk. Parks and public spaces are often built with small children and adults in mind, with an emphasis on playgrounds for the children and benches for the adults watching them. Young people are also great entrepreneurs and can be extremely resourceful. Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza (Western Australia) Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza from above showing its ramps, ping pong, and parkour areas for young people | Photo via City of Fremantle 1. 2. 3. 4.
Challenge-Based Learning As described in the paper, challenge-based learning includes these attributes: Multiple points of entry and varied and multiple possible solutionsAuthentic connection with multiple disciplinesFocus on the development of 21st century skillsLeverages 24/7 access to up to date technology tools and resources, allowing students to do the work.Use of Web 2.0 tools for organizing, collaborating, and sharingA focus on universal challenges with local solutionsRequirement that students do something rather than just learn about somethingDocumentation of the experience from challenge to solution. These attributes are intended to ensure that challenge-based learning engages learners, provides them with valuable skills, spans the divide between formal and informal learning and embraces a student's digital life. (Apple Inc., 2009, p. 2) The New Media Consortium published an in-depth study of challenge-based learning in classroom practice in early 2009. References _________ (2009). See also