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Technology, PBL, and Place-Based Education

A project- and placed-based learning school learns to use cutting-edge technology in the classroom while maintaining a close relationship to its stunning natural setting.

iPads and Arts Education: Rewriting Cultural Narratives with The 524 Project

High school students from DC and Detroit get acquainted via digital media, sharing their own worlds and learning to appreciate each other's world.

Expansive Classrooms: Taking Learning Outside

Two Canadian experiential leadership programs usher students into the great outdoors to pique their academic curiosity while enhancing their physical and mental health.

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5 Benefits of Outdoor Education

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Taking Class Outdoors with Environmental Education

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5 Benefits of Outdoor Education

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Turning the Community Into a Classroom

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Expansive Classrooms: Taking Learning Outside

Two Canadian experiential leadership programs usher students into the great outdoors to pique their academic curiosity while enhancing their physical and mental health.

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7 iPad Apps for Outdoor Adventures

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns proves that technology has a place in the great outdoors with her list of iPad apps to help kids identify birds and trees, navigate with maps, tie knots, and explore national parks.

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Whole-School Project Builds Pride

Blogger Suzie Boss highlights how one school used project-based learning to challenge its students to improve their school site.

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From Senior to Freshman: The Post-Varsity Playbook

Associate Professor and blogger Todd Finley offers perspective and inspiration to incoming college freshman who may not know what they've gotten themselves into.

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For Engaging Projects, "Keep It Real"

Blogger Suzie Boss invites you to virtually expand your project learning toolkit as she reports Day Three from the PBL World conference.

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Adolescents, the Wilderness, and Schools

Blogger Mark Phillips advocates for the huge role that nature and wilderness can play in giving kids, and especially teens, a much needed perspective of their place in the world.

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NatureMapping: Tips and Resources

Helpful hints from NatureMapping on a variety of topics, including starting a program, assessing your program, and best practices for mentoring relationships.

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Common Sense: An Overview of Integrated Studies
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Common Sense: An Overview of Integrated Studies

More collaboration, critical thinking, and knowledge retention are the fruits of an integrated curriculum.

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Project Learning: Expeditions in Portland, Maine
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Project Learning: Expeditions in Portland, Maine

Project learning combined with 1-to-1 laptops creates a rich and rigorous environment for learning at a middle school and a high school in Portland, Maine.

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Five children bundled up in a forest identifying rocks
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Technology, PBL, and Place-Based Education

A project- and placed-based learning school learns to use cutting-edge technology in the classroom while maintaining a close relationship to its stunning natural setting.

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Technology Empowers Student Fieldwork
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Technology Empowers Student Fieldwork

Fourth-grade students make meaningful contributions to science through the nationwide NatureMapping program.

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Learning STEM Through Agriculture on a Nebraska Farm
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Learning STEM Through Agriculture on a Nebraska Farm

Elisabeth Loseke's Hands-On Education When asked how I have been exposed to science during my lifetime, my matter-of-fact response is usually something like this: "I grew up in a science lab." I can only imagine the thoughts running through the other person'...

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Using Technology to Discover Geography and Geology Outside the Classroom
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The Geo-Literacy Project: Students Use Technology to Explore Their World

Teacher Eva La Mar's third graders become historians, writers, and videographers as they explore the geography and geology of their community.

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The Benefits of Taking Students Outside to Inspire Writing

Student writing can take off when kids are asked to step out of the classroom and into their imaginations.

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