Cool Online Toolsto motivate and engage your studentsPowerPoint created by Kelly Ford, Director of Technology in CurriculumResources from teachers, students, seminars, and online researchStudents + Textbooks = watch this short clip
3 Mega-Skills for Students (as they enter the 21st century)Expert Researchers learning how to manage the overwhelming amounts of information onlineGlobal Communicators linking our students to students outside of the classroom.Being Self-Directed having a voice in the direction of their learningFrom NJDOE 21st Century Conference with Alan November of NovemberLearning.com
Project-Based LearningSmall tasks or assignments building into a culminating, meaningful product.
The essential question is the foundation. It empowers the students so they can begin with the end in mind.
No choice in format to present
Becomes a reporting out of information and never answers the essential question!
Students Must Answer
What is my message to the audience and why is it important?
Ask them everyday. Their answer will grow and change over the course of the PBL.
One Student ExampleMedieval PBL Driving Question AnswersAnimoto about Medieval InventionsGlogster on Medieval Inventions
What do you think of this example?These students were typically the ones who never completed assignments, didnt participate in group work. They actually didnt finish all parts of the PBL. But look at the part the DID finish.
Your Curriculum UnitsExplore, discuss your current PBLs:Is the essential question meaningful?Are there opportunities for real-life connections?
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Screen shot taken using Jing
Use this visual tool for main ideas of historical speeches, vocabulary practice, or as a concept mapwww.wordle.netRecent speech by President Obama
http://animoto.com/education/Class ProjectsField TripsBack to School NightBook TrailersAnimoto Sample from Thompson Science ClassOther Animotos from Thompson Middle School
Another Format for Digital StorytellingFree with windows, just download Photostory3 from onlineRuby Bridges Video , 8th grade Thompson
http://edu.glogster.com/Online Digital Poster Every student should have the option to do a poster digitally!Glogster samples from Thompson
Share book reviews online and evaluate the quality of other reviews.
Use Jing to record a lesson that you can post on your website so that students can refer to it any time for help. Students can use Jing to create tutorials for other students. Grade Essays or Digital Projects Using Jing Voice Recording no printing or hand-writing your comments!Teacher Lesson Student Tutorial Grading a Project
Connecting to Students Across the District www.Ning.com
This screen shot was taken using Jing.
Connecting to Students In Other Parts of the Worldwww.epals.com
Keep Your Students Engaged in a VideoClick here for quick video on how to use Today's Meet.com!
The new way to connect with authors, speakers, and professors outside of the classroomStart a grandparent Skype group with primary gradesMost laptops are equipped with built-in webcams/ microphonesand the cost to purchase either is minimalConnect with schools across the district,state, country, and world
Poll Your Students for Instant Feedback (texting from cell phone or laptop)
Examples of PBLs using 2.0 tools
I Want To ExploreExamples of authentic PBL ideasGoogle (more)AnimotoJingNingOther?