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5 cool project ideas to steal

5 cool project ideas to steal

03/16/2015

Topics: Project-based learning

When it comes to project-based learning, not all potential projects are created equal.

Strong projects share specific traits that up the learning ante, assure student engagement and may even extend the learning outside the classroom.  

When selecting PBL projects, look for…

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Become a digital learning ninja in five easy steps

Become a digital learning ninja in five easy steps

03/13/2015

Topics: Augmented reality, Essential Conditions, Flipped learning, Makerspaces, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning, Standards

The grassroots effort that is Digital Learning Day started as a way to spread innovative practices and ensure that all students have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities, no matter where they live.…

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A few of our favorite PBL resources

A few of our favorite PBL resources

03/10/2015

Topics: Project-based learning, Tools

Last week, we asked our social media followers to share their favorite resources for project-based learning. We got nearly two dozen responses from PBL advocates in our network.

Leading the mentions were online resources from Buck…

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Put student passions at center of learning

Put student passions at center of learning

03/09/2015

Topics: Flipped learning, Project-based learning, STEM & STEAM

The key to engaging students in authentic, engaging and meaningful project-based learning is making projects relevant to students. As educators, we've been taught that project-based learning starts with a well-defined driving question. However, when a challenge question is firmly written…

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Global PBL projects connect students across continents

Global PBL projects connect students across continents

03/02/2015

Topics: Digital Citizenship, ISTE Conference & Expo, Project-based learning

Global project based learning (PBL) is an exciting way for students to connect with peers around the world to dig deep into a topic, collaborate on research and share their learning across continents.

" "We know from neuroscience that in order for kids to learn something, they need to…

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6 project-management tips for PBL

6 project-management tips for PBL

02/27/2015

Topics: Project-based learning

To produce work that lives up to a great vision, students need to learn how to operate during projects. This includes learning how to interact with others, manage time, provide (and receive) feedback, and draft and polish work to a high standard — all of which also happen…

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Kick-start projects with good questions

Kick-start projects with good questions

02/16/2015

Topics: Project-based learning

This is the second installment in a four-part blog post series on project-based learning from the co-authors of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field…

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6 tips for making the most of PBL

6 tips for making the most of PBL

02/11/2015

Topics: Project-based learning

Do you have an idea for a project-based learning (PBL) experience that you think your students will love? Maybe the project idea was sparked by…

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Wegner' 's ed tech accomplishments get nod from Obama and peers

Wegner's ed tech accomplishments get nod from Obama and peers

01/14/2015

Topics: Advocacy, Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Education leadership, Gamification, Gaming, Literacies, Makerspaces, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, Robotics, Standards, STEM & STEAM

There she was in the White House, along with 120 other school superintendents, and there was President Obama, at the podium. And then there was this:

" "And then you got Mary Wegner, superintendent of the Sitka, Alaska, School District. Where's Mary?" " Obama said. " "She came a long…

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Aleigha Henderson-Rosser: A leader in finding what' 's possible

Aleigha Henderson-Rosser: A leader in finding what's possible

01/01/2015

Topics: Online learning, Project-based learning

Why is the sky blue? Why are there waves? How do bees make honey? Where does the sun go at night? How do birds fly? How do lightsabers work? This question will make sense later. Promise.

They're basic questions, but we all need to start somewhere, and these queries build the…

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