<div>Blog post from Tony Vincent</div> learninginhand.com Not only does project based learning motivate students because it is an authentic use of technology, it facilitates active learning, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. Projects begin with a driving question–an open-ended question that sets the stage for the project by creating
<div>On this wall, you will find articles and resources specific to understanding PBL and its component parts.</div>
<div>Jodie Deinhammer explains how she thinks about her entire school year through the lens of PBL.</div> iclassroomcoppell.blogspot.com I have had many requests to explain how I set up my classroom to allow students a voice in what they learn, so I thought I would blog throug...
<div>This wall contains examples of PBL in the classroom.</div>
<div>Though not traditional PBL, Kyle uses the idea of engaging in inquiry to guide his math classes. Students seek out problems rather than crank out solutions.</div> tapintoteenminds.com 4-Part Math Lesson involves a contextual math task solved using inquiry to reveal a learning goal; connections are made to reveal algebraic representation.
<div>This Edutopia post provides a good overview of what PBL truly means.</div> www.edutopia.org 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.
<div>Grant Wiggins &amp; Jay McTighe use the idea of "Essential Questions" to spark inquiry and provide a framework for thinking. This is their web site associated with the book. It's a great resource to help craft good Driving Questions.</div> essentialquestions.org
<div>Great suggestions from King Middle School and Casco Bay High School in Maine. </div> www.edutopia.org At King Middle School and Casco Bay High School, in Portland, Maine, every student works in a widely hailed project-learning method called expeditionary learning. Discover what your school can learn.
<div>Videos and articles to help get started with PBL from Andrew Miller of the Buck Institute.</div> www.edutopia.org Explore Edutopia's curated compilation of online resources for understanding and beginning to implement project-based learning.
<div>Read the PDF article on this page at the Buck Institute to gain a deeper understanding about "projects" vs "Project-Based Learning."</div> bie.org
<div>One challenge with PBL is how to think about assessment. Grant Wiggins offers an interesting perspective in this article.</div> grantwiggins.wordpress.com Let’s begin the new year with a nuts and bolts educational issue. (My New Year’s Resolution is to say less about hot-button political issues and make fewer needless enemies…). In this post I …
<div>Here, in the back of the room, you can explore ideas and concepts related - though not specific to - the idea of PBL.</div>
<div>Extensive list of resources and tools to support PBL provided by educators from Manor New Technology High School in Texas.</div> www.edutopia.org Educators from Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, part of the New Tech Network of schools, have provided these resources and tools for project-based learning.
<div>This ThingLink is acting like a virtual "Cabinet of Curiosities." Back in the days of the early explorers, a "Cabinet of Curiosity" or "Wonder Room" allowed scholars to come learn from the artifacts brought back to Europe. While those scholars used artifacts to build their knowledge of the new world, we are going to use this virtual version to engage in inquiry and explore digital artifacts that might allow us to construct a new understanding of student-centric learning.</div> www.wikiwand.com Cabinets of curiosities were encyclopedic collections of objects whose categorical boundaries were, in Renaissance Europe, yet to be defined. Modern terminology would categorize the objects included as belonging to natural history , geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art , and antiquities. "The Kunstkammer was regarded as a microcosm or theater of the world, and a memory theater. The Kunstkammer conveyed symbolically the patron's control of the world through its indoor, microscopic reproduction."[1] Of Charles I of England's collection, Peter Thomas states succinctly, "The Kunstkabinett itself was a form of propaganda."[2] Besides the most famous, best documented cabinets of rulers and aristocrats, members of the merchant class and early practitioners of science in Europe formed collections that were precursors to museums.
<div>The visuals are great for understanding the idea of "doing projects" instead of "engaging in PBL."</div> www.teachthought.com The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects
<div>These two educators offer concrete suggestions for managing assessments, explaining PBL to parents, and tackling the concept of "grades."</div> www.edutopia.org Fifth grade teachers reflect on grading students in their PBL pilot program without traditional homework, while keeping parents informed and reconsidering the meaning of grades
<div>Andrew Miller from the Buck Institute explains some common misconceptions and why he views them as detrimental to PBL.</div> www.edutopia.org Andrew Miller firmly addresses some common misunderstandings about PBL, including the ideas that projects are lessons and the public audience can be random.
<div>Great suggestions from Andrew Miller for addressing standardized test requirements while still engaging in PBL.</div> www.edutopia.org There’s a tension between project-based learning and standardized testing prep, but also a wide swath of common ground.
<div>Though a bit overwhelming, this rubric from the Buck Institute can be helpful for designing PBL experiences.</div> bie.org
<div>This post describes how Design Thinking and PBL might be considered strategies for creating more student-centered learning.</div> www.edutopia.org Design thinking and PBL can bridge what we know and how we innovate. Try combining these two practices as an instructional framework for teaching 21st-century skills.
<div>In this Edutopia post, explore how different teachers find ways to "fit" PBL into their curriculum rather than viewing it as an overwhelming project or experience.</div> www.edutopia.org Read about how four teachers fit PBL into their curriculum through scalable projects that challenged and enriched students while meeting the standards.
<div>Elementary teacher, Kristen Wideen, shares how she uses PBL to encourage her students to ask questions and dig into content.</div> www.mrswideen.com This year the educators at my school are focusing on impacting our students' writing through the use of non-fiction writing strategies and e...
<div>5th grade teacher, Todd Nelsony, shares his reflections on bringing PBL into the classroom.</div> nesloneyflipped.blogspot.com I know I know I know....it's been a few weeks since I've blogged about my classroom!  Let me apologize!  I've been learning my limits, and h...
<div>Giant list of PBL activities specific for math classrooms.</div> hubpages.com A detailed list of math projects, for all grade levels, to use in your class or tailor to fit your grade level.
<div>Reflections from a middle school teacher about bringing PBL into the classroom.</div> www.edutopia.org A middle school PBL unit about key 19th century inventions grows into an examination of history, ethics, and the relative values of 21st century technologies.
<div>What's nice about this article is that it starts with a simple concept and then allows the students to grow it.</div> www.edutopia.org See how a school uses trimester-long missions to give students input into their learning.
<div>Debbie Carona walks through her process of using PBL activities from BizWorld with her students.</div> dailygenius.com Debbie Carona shows you how to harness the power of the iPad for project based learning.
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">The Agile Classroom</span></div><div><br></div><div>While a classroom is different from a startup, certain mindsets and strategies translate well: vision, agility, the right tools, creative thinking, and recognizing individual strengths.</div><div><br></div> www.edutopia.org While a classroom is different from a startup, certain mindsets and strategies translate well: vision, agility, the right tools, creative thinking, and recognizing individual strengths.
<div>Learn about Design Thinking in 90 minutes through this video course from the Stanford d.School.</div> dschool.stanford.edu
<div>This site brings Design Thinking into the classroom with a toolkit, examples, activities, and more.</div> www.designthinkingforeducators.com Design Thinking is a mindset. Design Thinking is the confidence that everyone can be part of creating a more desirable future, and a process to take action when faced with a difficult challenge. That kind of optimism is well needed in education.
<div>This reflection by Ewan McIntosh, explains how Design Thinking creates a common language for engaging in inquiry and also leads to even more open-ended learning for students than PBL.</div> edu.blogs.com Bianca Hewes and some others were last night asking some good questions to seek out the difference between design thinking and project-based learning (PBL) as techniques for use in the classroom. These kinds of questions we explore through out workshops with educators around the world, and there's an explanation developing in a book I hope to release soon. In the...
<div>Very detailed lesson plan and guide for a poetry unit that asks students to engage in inquiry.</div> blogs.wab.edu How We Express Ourselves « Grade 5 Resource Central
<div>Design Thinking is another framework to consider within the notion of PBL. It asks students to first empathize with another, then define a problem, brainstorm possible solutions, and then prototype as well as test their ideas. It can be a great way to ensure that students ask the questions and drive the learning.</div>
<div>Design Thinking post that really focuses in on the power of empathy.</div> www.edutopia.org As a model for reframing methods and outcomes, design thinking reconnects educators to their creativity and aspirations for helping students develop as deep thinkers and doers.  
<div>These thinking routines, created by the researchers at Project Zero at Harvard, provide an amazing tool for scaffolding student thinking and reflection.</div> www.visiblethinkingpz.org Visible Thinking
<div>Great post that highlights PBL as a process rather than a project.</div> www.edutopia.org John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education clears up any confusion on the difference between project-based learning, problem-based learning, and whatever-else-based learning.
<div>Excellent response to recent editorial articles that devalue PBL. The author explains that PBL is about the challenge and the problem rather than the solution.</div> ww2.kqed.org It's not uncommon to see popular education strategies become muddied by people who don't understand them well.
<div>Strategies from the Buck Institute for asking better Driving Questions.</div> gettingsmart.com By Lindsey Own - Questions that set lenses through which to consider content and how our students apply thinking through creative, collaborative projects.
<div>This Washington Post article provides a great overview of Tony Wagner's book on "Creating Innovators."</div> www.washingtonpost.com He found some surprising answers.
<div>3rd grade teacher, Billy Corcoran, uses Project-Based Learning throughout his curriculum and tells that story on his blog.</div> www.mistercmaine.org mistercmaine
<div>Another option is to combine gamification and PBL in the classroom. Here's one article to consider about how these things go together.</div> www.edutopia.org Prepping for a gamified unit of study or project is very different than prepping for your traditional, linear model. Here are some tips on how to do it.
<div>Sometimes it's nice to learn from someone else's mistakes. This educator shares her 4 PBL fails.</div> www.edutopia.org Here are four lessons learned from a failed PBL unit: align with the school calendar, allow planning time, carefully create the topic and guiding question, and collaborate with peers.
<div>Douglas Kiang, another EdTechTeacher instructor, explains how gaming principles can be applied in the classroom to help create more student-centered learning.</div> www.edutopia.org Improve your grasp of instructional design by looking at five game design dynamics and applying them to how you build curriculum and run your class.
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Beth's Library of PBL Web Links.</span></div><div><br></div> www.diigo.com https://www.diigo.com

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