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  • Project Based Learning Casandra Goodwin and Jason Maynard
  • Project Based Learning  “Project-based learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges.”  Importance: addresses real life issues, has the teacher serve as the facilitator, motivates students, encourages advanced thinking 
  • Project Based Learning  Importance Research Continued: has shown that PBL can be more effective than traditional instruction in increasing academic achievement on annual stateadministered assessment tests, for long term retention, skill development, and for preparing students to integrate and explain concepts.
  • Project Based Learning  Role in 21st Century: With things like virtual world teaching, Microsoft Office, Web 2.0 sites, and online research engines, students will use these for their projects; therefore, paper and glue poster boards for projects can become online Prezi assignments. PBI enhances a students knowledge of the 21st century’s technology.
  • Project Based Learning The following are tools that could be used for PBL:
  • Second Life  Second Life is a virtual world that can be used for fun or for educational purposes.  Depending on what the topic is, the teacher could make the virtual world based on the topic providing different elements of the topic for the students to discover in vivid detail. They would have certain tasks that they would have to complete in a certain amount of time. This would enhance their skill
  • PowerPoint   PowerPoint is “a software package designed to create electronic presentations consisting of a series of separate pages or slides.” If a student needs to do a research project, they could create a PowerPoint. By doing this kind of project, the student would learn to create tables/graphics collaborating with words rather than doing a poster board. Group projects end effectively with PowerPoint use.
  • Web 2.0 The second generation of the World Wide Web. Examples would be social networking, blogs, wikis, and web applications.  In a classroom, you could assign each group a topic in which they need to research and post their findings on a wiki page (like we did in this class). It promotes collaboration with other students. 
  • Podcasts   A Podcast is “a multimedia digital file made available on the Internet for downloading to a portable media player, computer, etc.” Podcasts are a big part of the 21st century. Being able to record yourself rather than writing down what you say is very beneficial. If the student needed to make a declaratory statement of whatever research they are doing in class, they can make a short Podcast and share it with their classmates
  • WebQuests   “A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web. These can be created using various programs, including a simple word processing document that includes links to websites.” Using a WebQuest would allow the student to have access to detailed information, resources, and instructions even away from home. It requires students to search the Web for their information and enhances their conceptual skills, along with promoting the use of our 21st century technology.
  • WebQuest Cont’d  This is a lnk of a WebQuest that would specifically be used in the classroom.  http://zunal.com/webquest.php?w=215719 Students would have to use the Internet sources to explore their findings and then prepare their deliveries to the class using another 21st century tool.  Rather than simply researching, this would create a dynamic project with steps using our 21st century technology. 
  • Conclusion  Project Based Learning has always been a key part of the educational system because it requires hands on work for students. In the 21 st century, PBI has not only became easier, but more exploratory because with our many options of technology, it gives the students a chance to explore different types of tools to pursue their projects and better retain the information because they put it together
  • Works Cited  http://www.bie.org/research/study/does_pb  http://www.edutopia.org/projectbased-learning