Designing A Simple Project


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This is a demonstration activity for teachers learning about the project based learning. It is a brief overview of how to re-align traditional 'scope and sequence' type documents with social media based learning goals. Copyright Dean Groom.

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Designing A Simple Project

  1. 1. Designing a simple project The project should be enquiry driven, and open ended. During this project, students need to constructively align several activities in order to solve the main problem. Students can be given ‘all’ the problems at once, though they need to be given a schedule. Students need an ‘entry’ event, this is a primer – or stimulus for undertaking the learning. This can be a video, music, document – anything that gives the driving question a start point. We start with the end in mind. What is it that we want to learn? The project is released to students – sometimes in single pieces, sometimes in chunks. The skill of the teacher is not to make it too easy or so hard they give up or can’t see the point. By doing this – the teacher can adapt the learning plan to accommodate the learners – so there is no need to tie the learning outcome to ‘fixed’ activities. It is important to identify and articulate this to students at the outset. In designing the sequence, students need to construct knowledge, and then present their findings, as individuals and as a group. Driving Questions Does war continue to impact nurses years after it ends? Outcome(s) the skills to undertake the process of historical inquiry 4.4 identifies major periods of historical time and sequences people and events within specific periods of time 4.5 identifies the meaning, purpose and context of historical sources School Outcomes Uses a variety of media resources ethically Shares resources with group to solve problems Technologies Edmodo Do develop collaborative solutions in goal orientated learning modes. Diigo Locates and justifies a range of resources Activities Y1. What do you know about Jo and Amy? Y2. What does Amy need to know? Course Key eoh716 Y3. Diigo Research G1. What impact did war have on the nurse in the video? G2. How does war continue to impact nurses? A daily journal entry is required on Edmodo to reflect on your Journal learning journey. Each time you must justify how what you are doing addresses the driving question. You must publically, share your research and justification. In Diigo solving this problem, you are expected to individually select at 5 resources that you have referenced in your replies. Use the REPLY if you want to talk about the question and use Notes TURN IT IN when you want to submit your final answer. You cannot ‘undo’ your submission. Send private questions to MrGroom via Edmodo – only after Teacher Advisor asking someone else or reading the learning thread!