A SIGTE Book Study Group Selection
“I heartily recommend this newly published book to any and all educational technology practitioners. Not only do these authors breathe new life into project-based learning, they also bring examples from classrooms around the world. Authors Suzie Boss and Jane Krauss know PBL, how kids
learn, and how to create meaningful learning environments for students.”—Lynne Wolters, CU Online
“Reinventing Project-Based Learning features great examples of extended learning opportunities for students coupled with best practice uses of the Read/Write Web technologies that are changing the world. Suzie Boss and Jane Krauss put the emphasis on learning, not on technology, and their many vignettes show how teachers are beginning to take full advantage of the new global connections we have at our fingertips. This is a journey that every educator needs to embark upon, and this highly readable road map is the perfect companion for the trip.”—Will Richardson, author of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms
Reinventing Project-Based Learning offers educators an accessible guide for maximizing the benefits of project-based learning in today’s technology-rich learning environment. This reader-friendly book speaks directly to educators, administrators, and professional development specialists who want to transform learning into a more active, student-driven experience, using technology tools for inquiry, collaboration, and connection to the world beyond the classroom. Examples from educators in many different countries showcase this new vision of instructional design.
The book itself follows the arc of a project, providing you with guided opportunities to direct and reflect on your own learning. Starting with an assessment of your readiness to embrace technology-rich, authentic projects, the book then provides strategies to engage with colleagues and build collaboration in project design. The authors then discuss project management, implementation, and troubleshooting. Final chapters focus on assessment, reflection, and sharing. With proven strategies, rich illustrations, classroom examples, and teacher interviews from around the world, Reinventing Project-Based Learning shows how to design authentic projects that make the most of available and emerging tools and technologies.
- A guided process for designing and implementing effective projects
- Collaborative activities in each chapter
- A focus on the essential learning functions of digital tools, the Internet, and Web 2.0