Leveraging Web 2.0 Project-Based Learning for the 21st Century
Project Based Learning Provides A multiple entry point strategy and varied and multiple possible solutions A focus on universal challenges with local solutions An authentic connection with multiple disciplines An opportunity to develop 21st century skills The purposeful use of Web 2.0 tools for organizing, collaborating, and publishing Challenge-Based Learning: An Approach for Our Time – A Research Report from The New Media Consortium http://ali.apple.com/cbl/index.html
Project Based Learning Provides The opportunity for students to do something rather than just learn about something The documentation of the learning experience from challenge to solution 24/7 access to up-to-date technology tools and resources so students can do their work Challenge-Based Learning: An Approach for Our Time – A Research Report from The New Media Consortium http://ali.apple.com/cbl/index.html
a broad concept that can be explored in multiple ways, is engaging, and has importance to high school students and the larger society
identify what is important to know about the big idea and refine and contextualize that idea
What is cultural identity and how does it define you?
How does my water consumption impact my world?
a challenge is articulated that asks students to create a specific answer or solution that can result in concrete, meaningful action
Create cross-cultural connections at your school
Improve your home, school, or community use of water.
generated by the students, these questions represent the knowledge students need to discover to successfully meet the challenge
How do we use water?
How much do we use?
How is water wasted?
How can water be conserved?
Guiding Activities lessons, simulations, games, and other types of activities to help students answer the guiding questions and set the foundation for them to develop innovative, insightful, and realistic solutions Example – Calculate Your Individual Water Footprint
Guiding Resources focused set of resources can include podcasts, websites, videos, databases, experts, and so on that support the activities and assist students with developing a solution Example - WaterSense Quiz from the Environmental Protection Agency’ www.epa.gov/watersense/water/text.htm
Solution(s) each solution should be thoughtful, concrete, actionable , clearly articulated, and presented in a publishable multimedia format
Assessment solution can be assessed for its connection to the challenge, accuracy of the content, clarity of communication, applicability for implementation, and efficacy of the idea the process that the individuals as well as teams went through in getting to a solution can also be assessed, capturing the development of 21st century skills
Publishing students are encouraged to publish their results online, soliciting feedback
Exemplar – Energy Big Idea = Energy Essential Question = What is the impact of my fossil fuel consumption? Challenge = Reduce your family’s fossil fuel consumption. http://ali.apple.com/cbl/challenges/sustainability/energy.html
Energy Guiding Questions = What is a fossil fuel? Where does my family use fossil fuels? What is made from fossil fuels? How much gas does my family use in one week? What are the alternatives to fossil fuels? http://ali.apple.com/cbl/challenges/sustainability/energy.html
Energy Guiding Activities = Learn About Fossil Fuels Students research and develop a clear definition of fossil fuels. How Much Fossil Fuel Do You Own? Students create a list of products that have fossil fuels in them. They do an inventory of all the items in their homes that contain fossil fuel and investigate alternatives to these items. http://ali.apple.com/cbl/challenges/sustainability/energy.html
Energy Guiding Resources = Energy Story: Fossil Fuels—Coal, Oil and Natural Gas The California Energy Commission provides an overview of fossil fuels. www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter08.html Energy Efficiency The Energy Information Administration provides information for students about energy consumption and efficiency. www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/saving/efficiency/savingenergy_secondary.html http://ali.apple.com/cbl/challenges/sustainability/energy.html
Technology Exposure Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds Kaiser Family Foundation – January 20, 2010 http://www.kff.org/entmedia/mh012010pkg.cfm
Implementing PBL Apple’s CBL website offers some excellent ideas for tools and resources that students can use for project management, research, collaboration, and publication. http://ali.apple.com/cbl/process.html
Web 20.10 web2010.discoveryeducation.com Internet Safety Media Literacy Web 2.0 Tools Tech Tips Sweepstakes
Collaborative Mind Mapping with Gliffy www.gliffy.com
Annotating with Diigo Highlight in multiple colors. 2 kinds of Sticky notes: tied to a highlight or freely positioned & resizable as a floating note. Great as a personal reminder, or interact directly on the web in threaded discussion. Privacy control: private, public, or shared with a group. http://www.diigo.com
Sharing Diigo Annotations Use "Annotated links" to share your "diigoed" page with anyone! The recipient can see your annotated page without needing any software installed! http://www.diigo.com
Sharing Diigo Annotations When adding sticky notes, you can make them private, public, or viewable only by members of a certain group. With group sticky notes, group members can interact and discuss important points right on the web page, preserving the original context. Group Forums also available for focused topic discussion in threaded format. http://www.diigo.com
Students and teachers can engage in collaborative creation of word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Students can use the forms feature in spreadsheets to gather data, conduct surveys, and share resources. Teachers can use the commenting feature to provide timely feedback to students. http://sites.google.com/site/cliotech/google-docs
Google Presentations Create and share presentations on the web. Add text, images, video and more directly to your presentation slides. Familiar desktop feel makes editing easy Just click the toolbar buttons to bold, underline, indent, change font, etc. Share and collaborate with your team Invite anyone to either edit or view your presentation. Easily upload your existing presentations Google Docs accepts most popular file formats, including PPT and ODP.
Google Documents Create and share documents on the web and access them from any computer or smart phone. The familiar desktop feel makes collaborative editing easy. Real time collaboration Edit documents with others and see changes as they type. Import from the desktop Easily move documents between desktop applications and Google Docs. Online word processing Margins, indentations, tables, footnotes, comments and much more.
Google Spreadsheets Create and share spreadsheets online. Google spreadsheets makes it easy to track budgets, run financial calculations, track data and more. Share and collaborate instantly Invite anyone to edit and collaborate on your spreadsheet. Use advanced features Complex formulas, conditional formatting, automatic translation and much more. Store files online Publish to the world, just a few people or no one -- it's up to you. You can also un-publish at any time.
Google Forms Collect information by creating a form in Google Docs. All the great features you expect from a form creation tool with none of the upgrade costs. It's free. Create professional looking forms Choose from over 60 themes and 7 question types. See entries in spreadsheet form Automatically add responses to a spreadsheet that are connected to your survey. Easily view the collected information Automatically generate sophisticated charts and graphs.
Google Drawings Work together to create drawings and diagrams in Google Docs and insert them into your documents, spreadsheets, presentations and web pages. Simple to use It’s easy to build org charts, design diagrams, flow charts and much more. Collaborate in real time See who else is editing and chat with them as they make changes. Publish online Copy drawings into other Google docs or publish them for the world to see.
Track revisions and compare different iterations
Upload offline documents to Google Docs to facilitate collaboration and publishing.
Insert images, drawings, tables, hyperlinks, and math equations Add page breaks, headers, footers, bookmarks, and table of contents to make the online published version easy to navigate.
Google Translate is built into Google Docs.
Organize appointments, tasks and project checkpoints Collaborate on the creation and monitoring of calendar items and tasks Stay connected through Google Sync and mobile phone integration Share calendars with others as viewers or editors Embed calendars on other websites
http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers Use wikis for student groups to house their research, embed group calendars, embed individual and group responsibilities charts and maps, use the discussion feature for asynchronous communication, and publish their solutions.