PBL

Project-Based/Problem-Based Learning

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Planning and Implementing PBL
    

 

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Background Information

Important Features:

  • A driving question or problem that sets the scene for the project

  • Student construction of an artifact and presentation to a non-classroom audience

  • Student collaborative research often over an extended period of time

  • Community of inquiry

  • Use of technology-based cognitive and communication tools

Websites:

  1. Edutopia:  Project-Based Learning
    1. Start with the Pyramid - http://www.edutopia.org/php/article.php?id=Art_884&key=037# 
    2. Introducing Project-Based Learning - http://www.edutopia.org/php/article.php?id=Art_631 
  2. Project-Based and Problem-Based: The same or different - http://pblmm.k12.ca.us/PBLGuide/PBL&PBL.htm 
  3. Project-Based Learning: a Primer - http://www.techlearning.com/db_area/archives/TL/2003/01/project.html 
  4. Project-Based Learning Workbook - http://web.archive.org/web/20030914124154/www.k12reform.org/foundation/pbl/workbook/
  5. Project-Based Learning Handbook - http://www.bie.org/pbl/pblhandbook/intro.php  
  6. IMSA: Problem-Based Learning Network - http://www2.imsa.edu/programs/pbln/ 
    1. PBL Tutorial - http://www2.imsa.edu/programs/pbln/tutorials/ 
    2. Ill-structured Problems - http://www2.imsa.edu/programs/pbln/tutorials/intro/intro6.php 
    3. Sample Problems - http://www2.imsa.edu/programs/pbln/problems/ 

 

Exploring PBL

General

  1. Edutopia:  Project-Based Learning - http://www.edutopia.org/php/keyword.php?id=037 Great videos
  2. Project-Based Learning Units - http://www.sandiegostc.org/sd/pbl.htm 
  3. A Project-Based Learning About Project-Based Learning (Activity to explore PBL)- http://www.sun-associates.com/lynn/pbl/pbl.html 
  4. Exemplary Projects - http://www.wested.org/pblnet/other_gp.html 
  5. Problem-Based Learning Examples - http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/teachnet/three/examples.html 

Science

  1. Collaborative Science Projects - http://www.k12science.org/collabprojs.html 

    1. Down the Drain - http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/drainproj/ 

  2. Online Science-a-thon - http://scithon.terc.edu/ 

    1. The Marble Roll - http://scithon.terc.edu/MarbleRoll/ 

  3. The Love Canal Debate - http://www.wested.org/pblnet/exp_projects/lovecanal.html (LA)

Social Studies

  1. The Amistad Case:  A Mock Trial - http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/hoover/amistad/teacherindex.html 

  2. Middle Ages Adventure - http://www.ucalgary.ca/~kmkahler/67910/projectbased/student/student.html 

  3. The Global Challenge Project - http://www.netc.org/classrooms@work/classrooms/pcontent.html 

Math

  1. Cowboy Cola - http://www.usd435.k12.ks.us/AHS/Teachers/Teachers/cook/math/geom/cwbycola2.htm  

  2. How Much is Inside? - http://www.cockeyed.com/inside/howmuchinside.html 

Interdisciplinary

  1. It's a Wild Ride (Science, Math, Language Arts)- http://www.netc.org/classrooms@work/classrooms/mtcontent.html 

 

 

 

Planning and Implementing PBL

  1. Steps for Planning and Implementing PBL - http://pblmm.k12.ca.us/PBLGuide/Guide/Steps.html  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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