Session Abstract: During this session, participants will discuss the essential elements for a successful project based learning experience. We will explore how free digital tools can enhance student voice and choice in the creation of a public product and evaluate their value in improving student success skills. Laptop or tablet required.

Session Objectives:

1. Participants will discuss the essential elements for project based learning.
2. Participants will explore digital tools to allow for student voice and choice in projects.
3. Participants will evaluate which tools can be best applied in their own classroom.

Alignment to Standards

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Standard Ic: Teachers demonstrate leadership:
Teachers lead the teaching profession.

Standard Vb: Teachers reflect on their practice:
Teachers link professional growth to their professional goals.

Facilitator Contact Information

Dr. Lisa M. Amerson - Professional Development Coordinator - West Area
lisa.amerson@dpi.nc.gov



Resources

Create Your Own Slide Activity

Click here to create the Google slide. Be sure to work on the slide with your element at the top.
Full Gold Standard PBL Article from the Buck Institute for Education

Explore Digital Tools

Click on a tool to learn more about it.

Beginner Tools

Product

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Weebly
Website
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Screencast-o-matic
Screencast recording with video and sound
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QR Stuff
QR code
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Popplet
Mind map
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my Storymaker
Digital story
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Smore
Interactive flyer
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Make Beliefs Comix
Multilingual comic strip


Intermediate Tools

Product

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Blogger
Blog, online public journal
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Google Sites
Website
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Thinglink
Interactive graphic
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Taxedo
Word cloud
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Storybird
Digital story
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Comic Master
Graphic novel
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WeVideo
Video


Advanced Tools

Product

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Aurasma
Augmented reality image and video
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Piktochart
Infographic
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Easelly
Infographic
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Prezi
Visual presentation
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TouchDevelop
App
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Moovly
Animated video
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Stupeflix
Video

Evaluate Tools

Application of Digital Tools Google Doc

Feedback

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Click here to provide feedback to the facilitator. You can use Tools for the title.

Learn More About PBL

Buck Institute for Education
Lip Dubs and PBL Culture
ATC High School 2015 Lipdub



“The resources provided during the course of this NCDPI training have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing resources available, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these resources are the exclusive resources for the purposes outlined during this training."