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Hi Andrew, I absolutely agree

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Hi Andrew, I absolutely agree - bringing technology into the classroom is a great way to empower students. I would like to recommend a project management tool that is free to students and teachers: LiquidPlanner.

PBL Tech Resources!

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Nice post, Andrew!

I think that PBL and Tech go hand-in-hand, and that's why I created the PBL tech resource site: http//www.pbltech.wordpress.com

It has lots of resources, especially 'deliverable' ideas - those are what we call the final products of individual projects, ways that students prove their learning. Each post has a description of the tool plus a spin for PBL ideas. Check it out!

Check out Project Based

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Check out Project Based Learning. www.projectbasedlearning.com.

President, NJ Association for Middle Level Education

Simple Technology Tools

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I agree, there are a lot of simple technology tools out there that can help ramp up the collaboration and engagement of students in PBL's. Infusing Problem Based Learning with technology helps teachers achieve the principals of a successful classroom: learning from a felt need, high academic standards, focus on higher-order, open-ended problem solving, connected learning, collaboration, high social capital and differentiated instruction. PBLs also provide many opportunities for integrating Common Core and 21st Century proficiencies. However, this type of instruction takes loads of upfront planning to provide the structure and resources for our students to work independently. Using simple organizational tools, like wikis and livebinders.com, can help teachers plan and present the challenge to their students including guidelines, resources, and assessment options. I will be presenting a session called "Tech Infused PBL's Teach Common Core Literacy" at FETC featuring PBL's integrating literacy skills with social studies and science. We will look at the NASA-ISTE MMS Mission Challenge and Who Owns History PBLS as models of tech-infused, teacher generated and classroom tested problem based learning activities. Would love to have anyone working on tech-infused PBLs come and share!

Communication tools for PBL

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Before we Skype, make a podcast, create a digital slideshow, or record a video, we need to teach students to speak well. Here is a resource for making effective use of digital communication tools: http://www.stenhouse.com/shop/pc/viewprd.asp?idProduct=9661&r=

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