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Making Projects Click

Making Projects Click

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Edmodo: The Classroom Hub for Project-Based Learning Edmodo is becoming an indispensable tool in many classrooms engaged in project based learning, to help with project management and assessment. There are some great tools in Edmodo. Management Tools We can create small groups within a larger group – so each team could have their own group. 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. Learn everything that Instructables has to offer with classes ranging from electronics to pasta making to leatherworking. If you've got a great project to share, we're constantly running contests to reward the best instructables.

Six Engaging End-of-Year Projects I don't know about your students, but so many of mine, coupled with Senioritis, were done after state testing. (The well had run dry, no blood from a turnip -- all those sayings applied!) With just a few precious weeks left in the school year, what do you do to keep the kids energized and on board with learning? 12 Timeless Project-Based Learning Resources 12 Timeless Project-Based Learning Resources by Shannon Dauphin Project-based learning is becoming increasingly popular as teachers look for a way to make lessons stick in the minds of their students. According to Edutopia, studies have shown that students who use project-based learning remember the material much longer and have healthier attitudes toward education. Project-based learning is based on the idea that students learn best by tackling and solving real world problems.

Does PBL Teach Critical Thinking? Critical thinking is a foundational skill for 21st Century success, a reality recognized by P21 adherents and educators everywhere. But how do we help students learn to do it? And what is critical thinking, anyway? Is Project Based Learning (PBL) really the best way to help students become critical thinkers? At the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), we believe PBL is a powerful pedagogy that helps students to learn how to be critical thinkers – to make thoughtful decisions and exercise reasoned judgments.

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 Why We Changed Our Model of the “8 Essential Elements of PBL” Back in the day – September 2010 to be exact, but it feels like long ago - the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) published an article entitled “7 Essentials for Project-Based Learning” in ASCD’s Educational Leadership magazine. Soon thereafter we added an eighth element, “Significant Content,” to counter stereotypes that PBL was not an effective method for teaching standards-based knowledge, understanding, and skills – and to remind teachers to design projects with a clear focus on content standards. These “8 Essential Elements of PBL” became the framework for our publications and “PBL 101” workshop, which had now been experienced by over 50,000 teachers. That article, and the hexagonal graphic below, has been widely circulated and cited over the past few years.

8 Steps To Design Problem-Based Learning In Your Classroom What Is Problem-Based Learning? by TeachThought Staff What is problem-based learning?

This is a great resource on how to implement project based learning into your class, taking into consideration your student dynamics. This tool is great for helping teachers select projects that are best suited to their particular learning situation as there isn't a one-project-fits-all. Taking the time to go through the process could make the difference between having a not so successful project and an outstanding memorable learning experience. by chedwards Oct 12

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