PBL Playlist: Issue #5

Your weekly guide to the world of project based and creative learning.

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PBL Playlist: What we are reading

  • What Makes Project-Based Learning Work? As I walk around and talk to the groups, I am struck that this project is working because it is real. It mirrors the type of collaboration I’ve seen in real projects that exist outside of the classroom walls…
  • Steve Hargadon: Escaping the Education Matrix “What are most kids getting out of 12 years of school?” he asks. “The honest answer is they’re learning how to follow, and that was the original intent…
  • Preparing Students for a Project Based World The two of the most important job skills for young people beyond basic communication skills are marketing and project management — getting work and delivering value…
  • A PBL Resource Library “Too often we give children answers to remember, rather than problems to solve.” Roger Lewin. A big archive of articles, project ideas, and activities…

New On Our Blog: What we are writing

  • 8 Essential Elements Whether you are a first-time PBL teacher, or a seasoned practitioner, it is a great exercise to reflect upon the essential components of a meaningful project…
  • 3 Things for #Edtech Startups to Think About Great engineers make great software. Great entrepreneurs make great companies. Great teachers make great impact in the classroom. Can we tie them together?

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