Technology Tools & PBL

  • To foster collaboration and create a unit that is connected to standards across multiple disciplines, create a Google Group so that everyone can express and organize their thoughts in one convenient location.
  • Create a Shared Google Doc and post it to Google Classroom. This will allow students to simultaneously brainstorm need to know questions for the challenging problem or question
  • Students can respond to questions on Google Classroom that promote reflection throughout the unit
  • Post a variety of sources from our GALE library database to your Google Classroom that will guide students towards the reliable research resources they need.
  • Create a "topic" on your Google Classroom that serves as a place where students can consistently seek advice and guidance.
  • Twitter can be a great tool for stimulating real world learning. Twitter gives students a voice that extends beyond the classroom. For example, students can create a common hashtag to raise awareness about a topic or seek the advice from professionals or experts in the respective field of study.
  • Over 1000 leading museums and archives have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world's greatest treasures online in an interactive museum exhibit. They tell powerful stories that can help guide student research and spark interest.
  • Create an iMovie trailer that acts as an entry event to spark student interest
  • Give students the opportunity to create an iMovie trailer or short film as a unique public product
  • Having students create their own Weebly website to demonstrate their mastery encourages them to develop practical, real world technology skills that they will need to compete for 21st century jobs.
  • Create your own website that serves as a central hub for your project. You could post student work, resources, or announcements.
  • Nearpod turns traditional PowerPoints into interactive and engaging teacher or student guided presentations.
  • Sustain inquiry or build knowledge throughout the unit.
  • Embed open ended response questions that serve as reflection pieces.
  • Formatively assess with a variety of activities including draw it, fill-in the blanks, memory tests, polls, or quizzes
  • Foster critique and revision with the newly added "collaborate" feature
  • Build authenticity with VR field-trips and live twitter streams.
  • Utilize our GALE research databases which can be accessed through theĀ IMC website. GALE is the most comprehensive research database in the country, in fact, 483 universities use GALE resources.
  • 390 editors are working tirelessly to upload the most recent and reliable content. They even tag content to curriculum standards. This helps ensure that student research is consistent with the key knowledge and skills that drive your unit.

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