Use Wixie to support project-based learning

Posted by Melinda Kolk on May 4, 2020 11:20:06 AM

In project-based learning, students are first engaged with an issue, question, or problem they want to solve and then learn content in order to answer it. This helps students connect learning to the real world because there is an obvious why to the content they are learning.

With a PBL approach, students may still create presentations, public service announcements, comics and other products; the difference is that they are responsible for choosing what product best helps them showcase their ideas and content.

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Topics: pbl, Wixie, project-based learning, graphic organizer

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 focuses 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.

As I was preparing for this workshop, I was scouring my files for not only great examples of project-based learning done with a primary grade tool like Wixie, but also great examples of what authentic tasks, essential questions, and big ideas looked like at the Kindergarten level. I found that most of my examples focused on upper elementary and secondary. Which got me thinking...

Which age is the best for project-based learning?

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

Project-based learning: essential questions and authentic tasks

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jul 26, 2011 9:10:00 AM

How do essential questions and authentic tasks work together in a project-based learning environment?

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Topics: pbl, project-based learning, essential question, understanding, authentic task

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