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Projects to get your students collaborating with faraway peers

Projects to get your students collaborating with faraway peers

06/29/2015

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Project-based learning

Global collaboration is a hot topic among educators because ubiquitous technologies, project-based learning and an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum are vital components of a digital age education.

“Rigor in the use of tech-based resources is critical,” says Heather…

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Interactive infographic: Map your project

Interactive infographic: Map your project

06/04/2015

Topics: Project-based learning

You’ve arrived. You’ve done your research. You’ve read the blog posts. You’ve heard the tales of deep learning and student engagement, and you know that project-based learning (PBL) touches many of the ISTE Standards…

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3 quick tips for igniting creativity through making

3 quick tips for igniting creativity through making

05/28/2015

Topics: Makerspaces, Project-based learning, Tools

If you want to be a maker, you have to learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Allowing students to play, collaborate, build and make freely gives them powerful learning opportunities. So how can you support students through making and spark a maker movement at your school?…

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Flip your science classroom!

Flip your science classroom!

05/21/2015

Topics: Assessment, Flipped learning, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning

Now that the flipped classroom approach, and its logical next step, flipped learning, have become widely accepted, leaders in the field are examining how to best apply the model to specific subjects.

By definition,…

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Supercharge your classroom with social learning

Supercharge your classroom with social learning

05/18/2015

Topics: Assessment, Digital Citizenship, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning, Standards

It’s never too late to start.
Whether you’re focusing on the final stretch of this school year or already thinking of the next, your classroom will never be the same once you take the leap to social learning. Here are six reasons you should use social tools in the classroom.…

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Know the ISTE Standards for Coaches: Support learning with technology

Know the ISTE Standards for Coaches: Support learning with technology

05/13/2015

Topics: Assessment, Project-based learning

ISTE Standards for Coaches 2: Teaching, Learning and Assessments. Technology coaches assist teachers in using technology…

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The case for project-based learning

The case for project-based learning

04/29/2015

Topics: Project-based learning

Project-based learning is not some new-fangled teaching method just coming into vogue. In fact, use of the PBL approach can be tracked back to the big thinkers, including Confucius, Aristotle and Socrates. Its longevity is due to one of the key outcomes it provides: keeping students happily…

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Inspire students to take their projects into the real world

Inspire students to take their projects into the real world

03/31/2015

Topics: Project-based learning

Imagine a class project so engaging, so inspiring, so intriguing that students can't stop talking about what they learned, where it took them and, in some cases, how they plan to continue their investigation outside of class.

That is the essence of strong project-based learning —…

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Stock your PBL toolbox with the right tools for the job

Stock your PBL toolbox with the right tools for the job

03/24/2015

Topics: Project-based learning, Tools

There's no shortage of tools to drive project-based learning. The trick to choosing the right tool for the job is to first think about what you are trying to accomplish, then select accordingly from the apps, websites and hardware at your disposal.

Suzie Boss, co-author of …

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Go global to flatten classroom walls

Go global to flatten classroom walls

03/18/2015

Topics: Project-based learning

We live in a global society. Borders have become blurry and even the smallest companies are working with people from other countries. As emerging technologies continue to shrink the world, it's vital that today's students are prepared to collaborate with peers across cultures. One way to do this…

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