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Ut teaching symposium project based learning and technology 2012

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. DaggettHigher level thinking/Quadrant D
  4. 4. How Does Project Based Learning Work?
  5. 5. Step 1Select topic: Find a topic that is engaging to both you and the students. Make sure the topic has multiple solutions.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Step 3Locate materials and resources: Plan with students a way to research their topic. Suggest alternate search methods. Support student research.
  8. 8. Step 4Plan learning experiences:Integrate technology and hands on classroomexperiences to compliment student research.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Traditional Movies Flipcams – Flipsoftware/ MovieMaker OR iPad II or III and iMovieGet to Know You Hometown Movies Student ExamplesNorth Baltimore movie.wmv
  12. 12. Movies cont…• Student becomes the Teacher• Diorama and explain Student ExamplesIMG_0392.mov• Adding this feature to claymations
  13. 13. Movies Continued• Mock Congress Student ExamplesWelfare.mov• Energy Commercials Student Examplesenergyyyyyyyyy.wmv
  14. 14. Podcast – Audacity – Garage BandConstitutional ConventionStudent ExamplesMastered Harms.mp3Student Examplesjakechad.mp3
  15. 15. WikisAuthentic educational activity – publishresearch for others to viewIncorporates technology in content areaIncorporates research skills, Web 2.0, andpresentation skillsImproves writing skills….
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. Water Theft Discussion Rubric
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. Example: Will 2012 happen? Are the Crystal Skulls real?
  24. 24. Edmodo
  25. 25. Edmodo FeaturesFreePolls, Quizzes, PostsPosts and Embed
  26. 26. Other Technologies
  27. 27. Quizzes
  28. 28. WIKI
  29. 29. Glogster
  30. 30. Voki
  31. 31. Podcast
  32. 32. Poll Everywhere
  33. 33. Animoto
  34. 34. Prezi
  35. 35. Apple TVWiPad
  36. 36. Xtranormal
  37. 37. 270 to Win
  38. 38. Popplet
  39. 39. Zondle
  40. 40. Socrative
  41. 41. Fakebook
  42. 42. Student email• Blockers (youtube…etc)Computer Access• Flash• Overwhelmed Technology Dept.Inconsistent Buy In• Smart Phones• “I have to work at this” Complications
  43. 43. What’s Next?
  44. 44. Contactdharms@pentanet.k12.oh.us

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