Thursday, July 5, 2018

Using Canva With Project Based Learning Lessons

Do you and your students feel overwhelmed when deciding on what digital tools to use during a project based learning unit? Are you providing too many choices to your students when they are creating their products? When selecting digital tools, consider the goals of the project, age and learning level of your students, and the presentation of their learning to a public audience. That's why using Canva with Project Based Learning is the perfect digital tool. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Collaborative Global Projects: Project Based Learning With Pen Pals

Collaborative Global Projects for kids are a great way to help students write more while learning about those from other cultures around the world. Try this great site! A variety of skills can be integrated into the projects, plus teachers have access to everything. So it's a safe way for students to learn online skills in an everchanging world. Click through for more details and to learn more about this innovative technology PBL option. {second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth grade}

When I was in school, I loved having a pen pal. My pen pal and I exchanged photos and wrote about our activities and community. It was an experience I'll never forget. The letters came through my teacher, so we felt like we were a perfect match. Now, there's a new digital way to continue the tradition of having pen pals. A new startup company called PenPal Schools, located in Austin, TX, has provided a wonderful alternative to traditional project based learning. They have designed a community for Collaborative Global Projects With Pen Pals.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

End the Year With Technology {Engaging Tech Activities}

What do you plan for your students with only a few weeks left in the year? You want to keep your students engaged in school but, it's obvious that they're ready for summer. To ensure your students continue learning until the last day of school, you can end the year with technology by using these engaging tech activities.

Kids are outside using technology with the words "End the Year with Engaging Tech Activities"

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Using Digital Breakouts to Teach Required Skills

I first came across using Digital Breakouts at the Texas Computer Education Association conference. I love the idea of a game format, solving puzzles, a little competition, and applying high-interest activities to learning important skills. I highly recommend Using Digital Breakouts to Teach Required Skills. Shhhh...Don't tell your students they're actually learning content while playing this action-packed digital scavenger hunt game.

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