Today I observed one of our Pre k teachers, Monica Breeding, reading the children’s classic book, Chica Chica Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. At the conclusion of the book, she gave the children a design challenge. The children were asked to draw a prototype of a standing Chica Boom Boom tree that they could […]
Part of my job as a technology integration specialist is to help teachers incorporate project-based learning into their curriculums. I was thrilled when the pre k – 2nd grade Spanish teacher asked me to help her write a PBL for her 2nd grade students. She had the idea of creating a Mexican Café as her […]
I’m currently reading, Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age (2nd Edition) by Suzi Boss and Jane Krauss. So far, the book is filled with informative PBL blogs and online resources, such as Edutopia and Buck Institute for Education (BIE). Another excellent resource are the schools in the High […]
Takeaways from the Buck Institute of Education’s latest Google Hangout on “Reflection in Gold Standard PBL.”
See the complex algorithms that first graders wrote for their Bots.
“Students love praise, and it often transcends into feelings of self-worth, intelligence, and joy.”- Avra Robinson
Technology integration is not about the number of apps you have but how you use them to showcase your learning.
Artful Thinking, by Project Zero out of Harvard, teaches us how to reflect on the many forms of art in a deeper and richer manner.
4 Levels of Reflections