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David Wetzel

Stimulating Critical Thinking through a Technological Lens - 19 views

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    Stimulating critical thinking using technology has the potential to create more in depth understanding of science and math content by students when engaged in learning activities which integrate in-class and on-line technology resources. Technology tools support stimulation of both inquiry-thinking and critical thinking skills by engaging students in exploring, thinking, reading, writing, researching, inventing, thinking-solving, and experiencing the world outside their classroom. This is accomplished through learning content through the lens of video to multimedia to the internet (Using Technology to Improve Student Achievement, NCREL, 2005).
Don Doehla

The 8 Elements of Project Based Learning: A Model Project | Bianca Hewes - 0 views

  • The students were confronted with a number of opportunties to engage in critical thinking and thinking-solving during this project.
  • open-ended
  • use of a KWL table
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  • considering cliche, stereotypes and prejudice in relation to the ‘emo’ sub-culture
  • collaborated online via edmodo and face-to-face in class
  • collaborate on the podcast
  • Lots of problem-solving went into this part of the project!
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    As most of you know, the uber gods of PBL are BIE. I was first introduced to the BIE PBL 'model' from mate Dean Groom who handed me over what I still refer to as my 'PBL Bible' - a ring-binder full of the BIE Freebies that help teachers plan effective projects and keep students on track as they move through the different phases of each project. The cool thing is that you can use as much or as little as you want … PBL is a very personal process that (like all good teaching) should be tailored to the expertise and needs of the teacher and students. However, there are 8 Elements of Project Based Learning that can be called the 'essential elements' of PBL … keeping an eye on these and 'testing' your project design Based on them can help you determine if what you're creating isn't just a 'project'. I really like this statement from BIE contrasting PBL and traditional 'projects':

    A typical unit with a "project" add-on begins by presenting students with knowledge and concepts and then, once gained, giving students the opportunity to apply them. Project Based Learning begins with the vision of an end product or presentation. This creates a context and reason to learn and understand the information and concepts.
Brendan Jones

What Makes Project-Based Learning a Success?| The Committed Sardine - 0 views

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    When we think of project-based learning we think about things like collaboration, based solving, critical based, and Creativity Fluency. But what about what about things such as committment, trust, and relationship building? It's all part of one Texas high school's vision to bring PBL to every student at every grade level. This Edutopia article by Mariko Nobori has more.
Gloria Becker

Project Based Learning | Buck Institute for Education - 37 views

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    In Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, Based, or challenge. Rigorous projects help students learn key academic content and practice 21st Century Skills (such as collaboration, communication & critical Based.
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    In Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, Based, or challenge. Rigorous projects help students learn key academic content and practice 21st Century Skills (such as collaboration, communication & critical Based).
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David Wetzel

Three Project Based Learning Resources: Free Online Resources for Student Collaboration and Based Solving - 35 views

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    Project based learning using all or any of the three online resources offers a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world baseds and challenges.
David Wetzel

Project Based Learning in Mathematics: Learning Activities in Math Designed to Extend Concept Awareness | Suite101.com - 30 views

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    Six math projects that integrate real-world math problems are presented as a teaching strategy for helping students develop a greater understanding of math.
David Wetzel

Investigating the Impact of Artificial Reefs: Problem-Problem Learning Study of Human Influence on Marine Ecosystems - 15 views

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    Students make connections with many science concepts and communicate their recommendations to officials and organizations regarding the future of artificial reefs.
Suzie Boss

Project-Based Learning Camp - 22 views

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    Edutopia is offering a free month-long PBL camp (I'm facilitating). We're going to use the oil spill as the starting place for designing collaborative projects that get students thinking as thinking-solvers. Great opportunities here for finding classroom partners and like-minded collaborators. Please join us!
David Wetzel

Teaching Science and Math Daily - 24 views

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    Daily summary of the stories, articles, and resources for teaching K-12 science and math.
dean groom

Raising expectations « Educational Discourse - 0 views

  • they will continue to live like their parents with the same expectations
  • what students might need to do well as they leave school
  • Communication skills - delivering their message clearly without misconceptions.
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  • ollaborative decision-making and work strategies. Groups are vital to progress - working together to create a product is found in nearly all professions - from construction to high-tech scientific work. Up until now collaborative - group - work has been “done” but there seems to be a lack of focus on learning those essential dynamics for productive collaboration.
  • Students are mostly “me” focused, it goes with the age.
  • he system really doesn’t encourage novel ideas or divergent thinking. Instead, there continues to be a dominate frame of reference that if you “learn” enough information and can then answer the questions on a test,
  • here needs to be direct instruction on effective and non-effective collaboration
  • Presentation skills, on the other hand, are largely neglected in schools, and few people put effort into developing them. Thus, presentation skills are a primary differentiator among you and your peers.”
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