Investigating Authentic Questions — Learning in Hand @tonyvincent
Students are hungry for learning that matters. Project based learning has students involved in explaining their answers to real-life questions or challenges. A project’s driving question or challenge is so deep that it requires students to create an end product and share their conclusions with others. Instead of traditional projects that come at the end of a unit of study, project-based learning has the project introduced at the beginning of the unit. The project gives students a reason for learning the content and a venue for practicing 21st century skills.
Creating Products to Show and Share Learning — Learning in Hand @tonyvincent
Nowadays students have a variety of ways to show what they know and to express themselves. Let’s take a look at sample projects and some of the hottest apps for showing, explaining, and retelling. These tools can turn students into teachers and are great for sharing their answers to a project’s driving question.
Crafting Questions That Drive Projects — Learning in Hand @tonyvincent
Not only does project based learning motivate students because it is an authentic use of technology, it facilitates active learning, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. Projects begin with a driving question—an open-ended question that sets the stage for the project by creating interest and curiosity. Writing an effective driving question is surprisingly challenging. You want the question to be intriguing and irresistible to students, which makes it very different from the typical questions they encounter on tests.
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