Comments (8)

Comment RSS
Instructional Tech

Web Site Authoring and PBL

Was this helpful?
0

The student authored Digital Citizenship web site is a great example of cooperative learning. I have had success with students authoring web sites as a collaborative effort. I have found project-based learning lends itself well to cooperative learning tasks. Engaging students in cooperative tasks teaches students project management and communication skills. These skills are vital for success in the 21st century. I have found the more creative freedom students have the more enthusiasm they have for the project. For web sites, as a class we decide on how many pages, page themes, navigation, and the basic web site scaffolding. This sets up some parameters for the students and helps them understand the criteria for the project. The content is dictated by the curriculum and standards. The students become involved in developing the rubric for the assignment. Everything becomes a collaborative effort.

Instructional Tech

Project Based Learning and Real Data

Was this helpful?
0

I emphasize project-based lessons when collaborating with teachers. I make every attempt to develop relevant project based lessons covering curriculum content and standards; however, I go beyond the content and standards and tie- in real-world tasks. I am big on data, so I have more than once persuaded a teacher to have students perform a classroom or grade level survey gathering real life statistics. Once I developed an Access database allowing student to input biometric data, so they could later look at hereditary characteristics. Once they had input their individual information, they were required to perform simple queries using basic SQL commands. The information they gleaned from their queries allowed them to generate graphs and look at the data visually. From the graphs, they generated presentations explaining their findings. For example, they were able to show dominant and recessive hereditary traits for eye and hair color. This is not far from what a marketing department or a scientific laboratory might be doing. I have done variations on this project, but they all begin with gathering some data either through observation, voting, or surveys. The students come up with some really interesting questions. The students are fascinated by what they discover. I think project-based learning teaches the same processes performed by professionals. The technology can definitely help facilitate these projects and lends credibility to them.

I am so inspired by what

Was this helpful?
0

I am so inspired by what you're doing here. I feel like I want to change it up in my classroom, but I am afraid to. I am afraid I will lose control, like I don't trust the students enough to give them more freedom. You are truly using a 21st century approach, and I applaud you. I hope to explore your projects more deeply and perhaps even borrown some of your ideas... Thanks.

High School English Teacher

Truly a 21st-century classroom

Was this helpful?
0

This kind of project-based Digital Literacy class sounds really cool! I think it so needed in our high school curriculums today across the country. Thanks for sharing. I love the ideas and am impressed by the sample student videos I found online. Teamwork and group collaboration is the way of the future for the increasingly complex problems found in our world today. The days of isolation and solving problems alone seem all but gone. What a great way to target this skill in a creative, engaging, and critical thinking type of way!

I do have a couple of questions, though:
*How hard was it to migrate to a project-based class? I would love to try something like this but like most teachers I think there is a fear of releasing our control and turning it over to the students.

*How do the students first respond to a classroom structure like this? How long before they adapt to it and thrive?

*More importantly, what kinds of questions do you pose for students to work on?

*Where do project ideas or questions come from for each unit? Do the students generate them as well? Can you share some more ideas?

Real Client PBL EdTech Industrial Arts Social Sciences Teacher 7-12

Loners and task teams can be honored simultaneously

Was this helpful?
0

Options to work alone or in a task team are valid. Meaningful and Life-saving Project Based Learning with major CEOs, nationwide and national leaders is founded on George Lucas' Edutopian idea of presenting a problem to be solved, then all technology, mentors, money, and cooperation follows. PBL is now important to opinion leaders. My students have designed:
Central Asian TRAADE routes for prosperity, peace, and freedom with pipelines carrying water, oil, gas next to road and railways going north and south where none exists now.
Red Cross Robotic Search and Rescue Ambulances (SARA) vehicles for firefighters and DARPA Grand Challenge. Research contacts given to university students winning $2M prize.
Flood ending half-buried porthole pipelines carrying water elsewhere where needed.
Asteroid Detection Deflection Development (ADDD) solar system wide with banking collateral value to pay for it all at 6% discovery rights to title, 1/10,000th of dollar severe discount equals $1.9 Trillion in assets for California schools and colleges; 145T for US & A; more for other countries with telescopes; parcelization of 5 moons to every human with individual property title; and a Space Property-title and Asteroid Resources Company (STARCO).
New Island Creation Consortium (NICCO) pizzahedron truss structures, electro-deposition of sea mineral hulls, and Freedomaxium new country projects and open deep ocean fish-farming.
Identifying Moammar Ghaddafi's deep space rocket capability with nuclear batteries for space rock renavigation as WMD plus launch disguise, satcom interference, and satellite blinding alliances.
Resetting global economy to personally held space resources instead of oil, and achieving property title for all humans on Earth using Percentage As You Earn (PAYE) finance of houses and farms ending repossession vulnerability.
Achieving free market curative and preventative care for all as an outcome of a new charging method of percentage-of-income medical finansurance. Adding Quality Immortality (QI) percentage of income PAYEments while students decide to crack the supergene that controls aging.
Historical examples of income contingent business models in immigration of redemptioners of debt replacing indentured servitude and slavery; privateers; mountain men; old country doctors reckoning of percentages of income to take care of all; rePAYEment of college tuition with the outcome of equal opportunity to attend college while achieving the Separation of Higher Education and State in 11 years. Non-property tax based revenue cycle replacement with anywhere on the globe rePAYEment from college students to either taxpayers or Human Investors in a Career Futures Exchange.
Leg protection motorcycles.
Earthquake Preparedness-box Towers (EPT) on Wheels for all school homerooms including water bottles, MREs, rubble tools, warmth and personalized medical supplies; revision of disaster plans at schools to meet law, insurance, and civil defense shelter needs with Red Cross and sponsors, not taxes.
Creation of franchise images for Flying Saucer Pizza and Yellow Submarine Sandwich Galleys as examples of Communications English for local businesses.
Historical character relationships for screenplays The Star Spangled Banner and The Bear Flag Revolt.
Not bad for 7-12th graders some people think can only be janitors for some pocket change. Education should give something back to the businesses, community, and civic leaders that support it. Thank you George, would you like to help schools and students with licensing dealmakers and lawyers like universities have to reward intellectual achievement via property rights to all involved? Like to set up a CAFEX with me? Would you like to make a few movies about all the PBL and CBL teachers and students you've collected best examples of over the last few years? Ready when you are! Brock d'Avignon 831-512-6572

Real Client PBL EdTech Industrial Arts Social Sciences Teacher 7-12

High Tech Ed requires a teC

Was this helpful?
0

Meaningful and Life-saving Project Based Learning with major CEOs, nationwide and national leaders is founded on George Lucas' Edutopian idea of presenting a problem to be solved, then all technology, mentors, money, and cooperation follows. PBL is now important to opinion leaders. My students have designed:
Central Asian TRAADE routes for prosperity, peace, and freedom with pipelines carrying water, oil, gas next to road and railways going north and south where none exists now.
Red Cross Robotic Search and Rescue Ambulances (SARA) vehicles for firefighters and DARPA Grand Challenge. Research contacts given to university students winning $2M prize.
Flood ending half-buried porthole pipelines carrying water elsewhere where needed.
Asteroid Detection Deflection Development (ADDD) solar system wide with banking collateral value to pay for it all at 6% discovery rights to title, 1/10,000th of dollar severe discount equals $1.9 Trillion in assets for California schools and colleges; 145T for US & A; more for other countries with telescopes; parcelization of 5 moons to every human with individual property title; and a Space Property-title and Asteroid Resources Company (STARCO).
New Island Creation Consortium (NICCO) pizzahedron truss structures, electro-deposition of sea mineral hulls, and Freedomaxium new country projects and open deep ocean fish-farming.
Identifying Moammar Ghaddafi's deep space rocket capability with nuclear batteries for space rock renavigation as WMD plus launch disguise, satcom interference, and satellite blinding alliances.
Resetting global economy to personally held space resources instead of oil, and achieving property title for all humans on Earth using Percentage As You Earn (PAYE) finance of houses and farms ending repossession vulnerability.
Achieving free market curative and preventative care for all as an outcome of a new charging method of percentage-of-income medical finansurance. Adding Quality Immortality (QI) percentage of income PAYEments while students decide to crack the supergene that controls aging.
Historical examples of income contingent business models in immigration of redemptioners of debt replacing indentured servitude and slavery; privateers; mountain men; old country doctors reckoning of percentages of income to take care of all; rePAYEment of college tuition with the outcome of equal opportunity to attend college while achieving the Separation of Higher Education and State in 11 years. Non-property tax based revenue cycle replacement with anywhere on the globe rePAYEment from college students to either taxpayers or Human Investors in a Career Futures Exchange.
Leg protection motorcycles.
Earthquake Preparedness-box Towers (EPT) on Wheels for all school homerooms including water bottles, MREs, rubble tools, warmth and personalized medical supplies; revision of disaster plans at schools to meet law, insurance, and civil defense shelter needs with Red Cross and sponsors, not taxes.
Creation of franchise images for Flying Saucer Pizza and Yellow Submarine Sandwich Galleys as examples of Communications English for local businesses.
Historical character relationships for screenplays The Star Spangled Banner and The Bear Flag Revolt.
Not bad for 7-12th graders some people think can only be janitors for some pocket change. Education should give something back to the businesses, community, and civic leaders that support it. Thank you George, would you like to help schools and students with licensing dealmakers and lawyers like universities have to reward intellectual achievement via property rights to all involved? Like to set up a CAFEX with me? Would you like to make a few movies about all the PBL and CBL teachers and students you've collected best examples of over the last few years? Ready when you are! Brock d'Avignon 831-512-6572

Parent of a 3 year old...

Working in Teams preparing them for the future...

Was this helpful?
0

Many business are changing their management models to teams. Great link below...

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/09/01/the-single-best-idea...

Thanks for sharing. Love the

Was this helpful?
0

Thanks for sharing. Love the ideas. How do you sketch out or plan at the unit and curriculum level?

see more see less