Sample tech-infused PBL ideas (that also support
Access to all session materials (for reference or to
An increased understanding of the importance of
effective technology integration and media literacy,
PBL, and UDL
An intro to at least 2 dozen free websites to support
teaching and learning
Backchannel/ Parking Lot
All session information available at
Seriously from South Jersey
Educational Technology Specialist (Millville
Public Schools, Millville, NJ)
Site Coordinator, 21st Century Community
Learning Center (DOE grant)
Alternate Route teacher
Emphasizes critical thinking
Promotes active participation in a media-
One of the most important skills we should
be teaching is how to find answers
Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
set of principles for curriculum
development that give all individuals equal
opportunities to learn (minimizes barriers,
3 UDL principals: representation,
An instructional approach built on real-
world activities that students can relate to
PBL requires students to build, create,
design, decide, and process information
towards solving a problem or completing a
task to answer specific questions.
5th grade, district wide competition
(community showcase, mayor judged)
Real world connections
Prezi to introduce challenge to students:
Maps to shelters
Info specific to various disasters
T-shirts, hats, etc
Ads (on billboards, shopping carts, newspapers, and
Special event launching campaign
Students accounted for accessibility
concerns (braille, added website audio
narrating key info, etc.)
Students considered demographics (senior
citizens read newspaper, translated
materials for Spanish-speaking residents,
wrote songs for residents who couldn’t read,
Create a New High School
Gang Awareness and Prevention
Create animated presentations, infographics, and more.
BookRix is a free self-publishing platform that offers eBook distribution services to independent
writers. Users can share their writing, connect with other readers, and discover new books and
authors – all in one place.
Create playlists of content from HippoCampus or any website, customize HippoCampus to your
subject and textbook, and share your custom HippoCampus site and Playlists with students.
Collect videos from all over the web (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) and create a playlist that can be
shared, embedded, and more.
A whiteboard tool for real-time collaboration using the power of Whiteboard Genie’s freehand
expression with anyone, anywhere, at anytime. It works on any web browser and on any device
including Windows Desktops, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad and Android without the need for
downloads or plug-ins.
Create books, animations, comics, and more.
ClassBadges is a free online tool where teachers can award badges to students for
accomplishments or academic mastery. Through your teacher account, you can award badges
customized for your classroom or school. Badges can easily be aligned to academic goals or
associated with existing school awards.
Make cooler wordclouds than Wordle…
Watch videos, search the web, etc. without advertisements, comments, suggestions, etc.
Create digital portfolios by snapping pics or taking videos with phones or tablets
I use ClassDojo.com for behavior management, but with Class Charts you get data rich seating
charts and streamlined behavior management. You can even collaborate with other teachers
and work as a team to tackle behavior.
Cacoo is a user friendly online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such
as site map, flowchart, mind map, wire frame, UML diagram and network diagram.