DOING RESEARCH - On of the hardest things to teach is research. Teaching how to do research is even harder at the elementary level. Here's an Edutopia article -- Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level | Edutopia
Research-Supported PBL Practices: Strategies backed by research make project-based learning effective and engaging for teachers and students | Manor New Technology High School Success Metrics: Manor New Tech is part of the New Tech Network, a nonprofit that works with schools and districts around the country providing services and support to help reform learning through project-based learning (PBL). Since opening its doors in fall 2007, the school has achieved several notable…
Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning | WHAT EVERY GOOD PROJECT NEEDS | 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.
Guest Lesson | Recycling as a Focus for Project-Based Learning- From the New York Times Learning Network, this article provides multiple entry-points and resources for focusing on the problem of recycling with students.
Guest Lesson | Recycling as a Focus for Project-Based Learning
The Buck Institute for Education commissioned this short animated video that explains in clear language the essential elements of Project Based Learning (PBL). 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.
Ripped from the Headlines: How to Turn Current Events into Real-World Projects
RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES: HOW TO TURN CURRENT EVENTS INTO REAL-WORLD PROJECTS: PBL | Edutopia. When the Deepwater Horizon oil well exploded in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year, teachers across the country recognized an opportunity to bring real-world applications of math and science into their classrooms. Similarly, the rescue of 33 Chilean miners has triggered student discussions about everything from heroism to human biology. Looking for academically rigorous projects? Check it out.