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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Blog Post #9

What Can We Learn From Students And Teachers About PBL?
Keep Calm and Educate

There are many things we can learn from students and teachers about PBL. There are many blogs and videos on information about PBL.

Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning
In this blog page, John Larmer and John R. Mergendoller explain the 7 essentials for PBL.
The seven essentials are:
1. A Need to Know
2. A Driving Question
3. Student Voice and Choice
4. 21st Century Skills
5. Inquiry and Innovation
6. Feedback and Revision
7. A Publicly Presented Product
These seven essentials are vital in make a PBL experience work properly.  This blog page not only had 7 great essentials to PBL but its also states the two criterias for a project by stating this; "A project is meaningful if it fulfills two criteria. First, students must perceive the work as personally meaningful, as a task that matters and that they want to do well. Second, a meaningful project fulfills an educational purpose. Well-designed and well-implemented project-based learning is meaningful in both ways."

Project Based Learning for Teachers
In the youtube video, it also explains why PBL is important for teachers. It states that PBL has 4 parts: Questioning, Investigating, Sharing, and Reflecting. My favorite quote from this video is "I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn." This quote reminds me of one of Dr. Stange's Motto "No more Burp-Back Education." This quote and PBL help this motto possible. By having PBL, teachers are helping students retain the information they learn and apply it to something.

PBL: What motivates students today
In this video, students explain different techniques that motivate them. A few of my favorites are the classroom money, the candy, and the verbal rewarding. This video was very interesting. It had some great tips to use for when I become a teacher.

Two students solve the case of the watery ketchup by designing a new cap
This video was really cool to watch. It amazed me that two students invented something to fix a problem. It shows you what PBL can really do for students. The two students invented a cap to fix watery ketchup. It took them a year but they didn't give up.

Project Based Learning in PE
This article goes to show people that not only can teachers that teach core subjects such as: Math, Science, History, and English use project based learning but also PE teachers. It explains that you can challenge students in PE to become healthier by allowing different projects.

1 comment:

  1. Kayla,
    Great job on your blog post #9! It seems you have very good time management! It is very well written, I didn't catch any grammatical nor spelling errors. Continue to keep up the good work! We're halfway there!!!
    Meagan J.