Monday, June 30, 2008

Innovative Project-Based Learning: From Kindergarten to College

Presented by Christy G. Keeler, Ph.D. and Heather B. Rampton, M.Ed.
at the National Educational Computing Conference, San Antonio 2008
and at the Computer Using Educators Annual Conference 2010

Click here to download the session slideshow (CUE)
Click here to download the session slideshow (NECC)
Click here to download an audio recording of the presentation

Session Outline and Notes
  1. View sample student-made project (“Mixed-Up Chameleon”)
  2. Introduction and PBL overview
  3. The Strategies
    1. Video Methods
      1. Adapting literature into first-person using video (“Mixed-Up Chameleon”)
      2. Research-based video reports (“St. Patrick’s Day” — Not available online)
    2. Audio (see "Audio Digital Storytelling")
      1. Mock interviews (“Tomorsky’s Simpson Book Review”)
      2. Process practice songs (“Gravity”)
      3. “Day in the Life”
        1. Man-on-the-street (“New York City Draft Riots")
        2. Journal memoirs (“Civil War Nurse”)
      4. Content-based podcasts (“Civil War Metaphors”)
    3. Blogs
      1. Journaling (“Harriet Tubman”)
      2. Daily homework (“Baula’s Logic…”)
      3. e-portfolios (“Dennison’s Pre-service Teacher Portfolio”)
    4. Digital Photography
      1. Scavenger hunts (“Geometry”)
    5. Page Layout Software
      1. Mock newspaper reports (“Saia’s 1930s Newspaper Book Review”)
      2. Tri-fold brochures (“Kuennen’s Book Review”)
      3. Comic Life ("Hatchet Book Report")
    6. Common Applications
      1. Virtual museums using slideshows (“Native Americans of the Colonial Era”)—see "Educational Virtual Museums"
      2. Slideshow-based games
  4. Goal Setting
  5. Closing
For more ideas, see "Elementary-Level PBL."