Ut teaching symposium project based learning and technology 2012
FCCLA/FEA Teaching Professions Student Symposium University of Toledo Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Project Based Learning and Technology Dave Harms Penta Career Center
What is Project Based Learning?• PBL asks a question or poses a problem that ALL students can answer. Concrete, hands- on experiences come together during project-based learning.• PBL allows students to investigate issues and topics in real-world problems.
Step 1Select topic: Find a topic that is engaging to both you and the students. Make sure the topic has multiple solutions.
Step 2Identify concepts/brainstorm topic: Identify key concepts and brainstorm with students possible solutions. Guide them by suggesting ways to research their ideas. Their ideas help create student buy in.
Step 3Locate materials and resources: Plan with students a way to research their topic. Suggest alternate search methods. Support student research.
Step 4Plan learning experiences:Integrate technology and hands on classroomexperiences to compliment student research.
Benefits of Project Based Learning Project Based Learning can: Create student interest. Every student can do it! Increase student skills Connect school and the outside world. Provide an enjoyable experience for students.
Claymation Movies• Students like to play. Give students’ play dough or clay and they have a fun activity that helps reinforce difficult topics such as famous people’s lives or how a bill becomes a law.• Student ExamplesHSTW Stalins Son Movie.ppt
Traditional Movies Flipcams – Flipsoftware/ MovieMaker OR iPad II or III and iMovieGet to Know You Hometown Movies Student ExamplesNorth Baltimore movie.wmv
Movies cont…• Student becomes the Teacher• Diorama and explain Student ExamplesIMG_0392.mov• Adding this feature to claymations
Movies Continued• Mock Congress Student ExamplesWelfare.mov• Energy Commercials Student Examplesenergyyyyyyyyy.wmv
WikisAuthentic educational activity – publishresearch for others to viewIncorporates technology in content areaIncorporates research skills, Web 2.0, andpresentation skillsImproves writing skills….
Projects ContinuedStudent PowerPoint/ Prezi:Let the students show off. Have students create aPowerPoint in jigsaw activities that allow them toshowcase what they learned on a topic. Ifstudents have done lots of PowerPoint, havethem create a tutorial on an issue. I use tutorialsfor Chinese religions.
Create a brochureExplore the worldHave students create a travel brochure for a newarea that you are studying or a historical tourbrochure about famous battles during a war.Students can do the whole thing in Word.
Online DiscussionsStudents respond to a daily writing prompt that getsthem thinking about the topic of the day. This helpsreinforce standard tests as students get used to writingin every class
SkypeExplore the world.Have a conference with someone from a different countryor an expert in the field of research you are studying. Ifyour school is not able to get you Skype, send the person avideo email and have them send one back. It is amazing tosee how much more the students get out of an area if theyare asking the questions.
Review GamesLearn with games.Test review has never been more fun without a digitalversion of Jeopardy. Students respond so much betterwith the digital screen set up.
Question Take a real-world topic and begin an in-depth investigation Start with the Essential question(s). Have students do a concept map with you around the topic. (You have already created one during your planning) KWL Questions from group to research
Example: Will 2012 happen? Are the Crystal Skulls real?