"When you were in school, did you make posters, dioramas, and models of buildings or volcanoes? If you are a teacher, have you asked students to research a topic and present information with PowerPoint slides? These are all-too-common examples of the kind of meaning-lite assignments that teachers bill as projects. A classroom filled with student posters may suggest that students have engaged in meaningful learning. But it is the process of students' learning and the depth of their cognitive engagement— rather than the resulting product—that distinguishes projects from busywork." - John Larmer
How has education and technology changed the way we design and offer projects today and what does a powerful, effective project look like and hope to achieve. What does every good project consist of? According to John Larmer's Ed Week Article on the Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning it must have the following:
As educators, we have a responsibility to engage our students and connect their learning to real life experiences. Join us Sunday night at 8PM for #edchatri as we discuss this topic and learn from one another.
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