Five projects to engage digital learners

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 3, 2012 1:10:00 PM

While there's lots of conversations around about engaging today's digital learners, the solution isn't simply to use technology. I don't think anyone will agree that playing Cow Clicker is the best use of our limited classroom time.

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Topics: engage, project, technology, creative, student, digital

Project-Based Learning - What age is best?

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Sep 2, 2011 5:04:00 PM

I had the pleasure this week of working with Jamie Wittig from Cielo Vista Charter Elementary school to explore how project-based learning might look in a Kindergarten classroom. While I have been leading ProjectLearn Academies which focus on implementing project-based learning with technology for over ten years, each workshop is unique because discussions during the process about how to address a particular subject/topic, grade level, culture, or site needs.

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Topics: pixie, pbl, technology, project-based learning

Back to School - First Technology Projects for your 21st Century Classroom

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 23, 2011 10:22:00 AM

You may already be back to school or just beginning to get your classroom and plan for 2011 in order. If you are like most technology-using educators, you probably have a few tried and true first technology projects that you return to year after year. You know, the projects that are light on content and fairly light on technology skills so that you can get students started out on the right foot and begin to learn their abilities communicating with various technology tools.

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Topics: students, 21st century classroom, project, technology, claymation

My last two weeks as an intern for Tech4Learning.

Posted by Briana King on Aug 19, 2011 2:55:00 PM

As August comes to an end so does my internship here at Tech4Learning. My month here has flown by and as I sit back and relfect I realize how much I've grown and learned.

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Topics: pixie, learn, technology

Project-Based Learning - Setting Expectations

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 19, 2011 1:44:00 PM

As we set out to do project work, it is important to very specifically clarify our expectations for student work – both in the form of the final product, as well as behavior during the process. Here are some specific questions to make sure you answer as you begin project work with your students.

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Topics: pbl, technology, project-based learning, questioning, authentic task