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Lesson Plan Topic: Super Bowl Halftime Show History

10 years ago, we never could have guessed that we would be referencing things such as tweets in official news stories. Yet, here we are. Social media has developed into a firestorm that has has turned politics, news, and pop-culture into a 24/7 business, creating every interaction into an opportunity to voice our political opinions, […]

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Letting Go in the Classroom

An interesting article caught my attention recently; it discusses how teachers have to “let go” to enable project based learning to thrive in their classrooms. The author of the article states, “Teachers and program leaders can feel great risk in transferring some of the authority and power to carry forth the learning to the students […]

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The Potential of 3D Printing!

I am quite excited for the burgeoning marriage of the 3D printer and the project-based learning method. As covered in my post on the future of education technology, 3D printing may play a larger role in the future of PBL. As the costs of these printers continue to come down, students will be able to use […]

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I know what you learned this summer!

We are halfway through the summer. There is still time to have an amazing barbecue.  Still time to go to an amusement park or two.  And still time… To learn? Of course! Learning after the final bell of the school year has normally been associated with the institution of summer school.  Traditional summer school, for the […]

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Using Student Work to Backward Design PBL

I love the concept of backward design. Think of the desired learning outcome first, determine how to measure if learning occurred, and then form the learning activity. How can you lose? I’ve been thinking about how such an approach could be linked to project-based learning. Yes, we could establish the learning goal and how to […]

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Choosito hosts hour of code

Choosito! hosts an hour of code event on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 from 4pm-6pm. The event will take place at the Innovation Center,  3401 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.  All elementary and middle school students are invited to participate. Space is limited. If you are interested, be sure to register. Absolutely NO coding experience is […]

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