At its base, project-based learning is using projects in the classroom to further learning and the demonstration of learning, says @dr_dmd. It’s heavily connected to performance-based assessment as a way to demonstrate second language proficiency, but is also a great teaching method. There are seven essential elements to a project, according to the project-based learning model. @dr_dmd A need to know A driving question Student voice and choice Twenty-first century skills Inquiry and innovation Feedback and revision A publicly presented product
Project Based Learning: Explained. – YouTube
This simple video makes the essential elements of PBL come alive and brings to light the 21st Century skills and competencies (collaboration, communication, critical thinking) that will enable K-12 students to be college and work-ready as well as effective members of their communities.
Middle School:TweetDeck by Twitter Tweetdeck is both a web based and application based program for managing your twitter feeds. You can break up twitter into columns so you can search by hash tag, individual, activity, etc. Also lets you tweet out from more than one account at a time.
Elementary School:Common Craft This site is a database of easy to understand videos that you can use to help explain a topic or train your colleagues in on a tool. It also allows you to create your own videos like the ones you see modeled on the website.