One of the most powerful attributes of Project Based Learning is that it is both student centered and driven.
PBL provides students that authentic learning experience that allows for real world applications, purpose, student relevant, and an audience beyond their classroom walls.
I want to emphasizes several other ideas that will allow you to employ SAMR and then take a few more steps
For the past ten years it seems we have concentrated our efforts on the facts and have not spent enough time in the thinking.. or as I like to think “doing”.
Try to understand that a lesson at the top of SAMR may not be the ultimate learning opportunity in technology integration.
This series is dedicated to helping educators create a student-centered Driving or Investigative Question… which is so important in STEM and PBL.
Take away the word “Question” and both Driving and Investigating are wonderful verbs loaded with action.
It is important that Project Based Learning provides students with wonderful opportunities that allow them to take part in a culture focused on rich activities and experiences.
I had to come up with five more ideas to reflect on as all of you work on incorporating PBL practice in the classroom.
As I travel from state to state providing professional development in regards to Project Based Learning I see a confusion as to what Project Based Learning really is.
I have been meaning to write this letter for a long time! It is a letter that I feel is long overdue and with the elves getting all ready for my long ride, I finally found the time!
SAMR is a wonderful model to begin with, as teachers learn to integrate technology into their curriculum.
Theseinitiatives take on three important roles to make a wonderful classroom learning environment for students.
Let’s take a moment and investigate the STEM acronym, after-all it is being used quite a bit across the United States and the world.
It was a normal first day back to school. The building was still quiet and still. I could sense there was an air of extreme excitement and anticipation in the air.
While there are more categories and of course more search engines, it is important to become familiar with these five.
While skilled researchers have developed metacognitive skills in order to prepare for their encounter with their favorite search engine, this is not always the case of students in the classroom.
If we want students to own the inquiry, it is importantto practice “answer restraint”in order to promote not just student answers… but more great student questions.