When effectively integrated into the curriculum, technology tools can extend learning in powerful ways.
These tools can provide students and teachers with:
Access to up-to-date, primary source material
Methods of collecting/ recording data
Ways to collaborate with students, teachers, and experts around the world
Opportunities for expressing understanding via multimedia
Learning what is relevant and assessment that is authentic
Training for publishing and presenting new knowledge
Demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.
Understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.
Use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
Use technology to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.
Use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.
Use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.
Project Based Learning
PBL involves key knowledge, understanding, and success skils. The project is focused on student learning goals, including standards-based content and skills such as critical thinking/problem solving, communication, collaboration, and self-management, all tied to:
The Essential Project Design Elements:
- Challenging Problem or Question
- Sustained Inquiry
- Student Voice & Choice
- Critique & Revision
- Public Product
Learn by making
“Making is fundamental to what it means to be human. We must make, create, and express ourselves to feel whole. There is something unique about making physical things. These things are like little pieces of us, and seem to embody portions of our souls.”
— Mark Hatch, The Maker Movement Manifesto