Social Media PBL Ideas for Collaboration and Social Skills

Social Media PBL Ideas for Collaboration and Social Skills

Project-based learning (PBL) involves letting students develop critical thinking skills. It uses complex questions or problems that take time to solve. Students can use various collaboration methods as well as other abilities. Today, however, many teachers have been giving their students another valuable resource. That resource is social media.

Why Design Matters For Educators And Learners

Innovation Design In Education – ASIDE

Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking. Integrating the design of information into the daily conversation is an essential part of the teacher’s toolkit and the purpose of the ASIDE blog.

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

Amidst the discussions about content standards, curriculum and teaching strategies, it’s easy to lose sight of the big goals behind education, like giving students tools to deepen their quantitative and qualitative understanding of the world. Teaching for understanding has always been a challenge, which is why Harvard’s Project Zero has been trying to figure out how great teachers do it.

Shift to Digital: Classroom ‘Look Fors’

Shift to Digital: Classroom ‘Look Fors’

This blog is the third in a four part series-sponsored by Pearson Education-focused around the key indicators of success in a digital learning program. The first post focused on shared vision for student outcomes and learning experiences and the second focused on system strategies The most important things to look for as evidence of the shift to blended and personalized learning are in the classroom.

To Grade or not to Grade? Exploring the Great Grading Controversy

To Grade or not to Grade? Exploring the Great Grading Controversy

There has been a lot of hubbub lately about putting an end to traditional grading practices in our schools. Some ambitious educator(s) even started a Facebook page to petition for an end to grading in their district. Further exploration of the topic reveals that the idea has been bandied about for quite some time.