Project-based Learning Encouraging Global Connections
Dreamdo Schools is a free project-based learning (PBL) platform that allows teachers and students to create and contribute to projects, sharing learning and experiences with their classmates and potentially the world. The projects posted are intended to inspire students to develop their own ideas, create a project, and document their accomplishments. A search tool helps students find projects that match their interests by subject area, topic, and age range. A Teacher Package lays out a detailed guide to help students brainstorm, plan, and execute a project that they can then document and share on Dreamdo. The package also includes printables for facilitating classroom activities. To maximize students’ learning potential, teachers can take advantage of the message feature to build connections with classrooms around the world. They can send private messages to other educators and collaborate on a project around a particular issue that both classes can document through Dreamdo.
As the year winds down and the holiday season is upon us, life slows down a bit and provides time to review the past year and begin contemplating our plans for 2018. We asked some of our guest authors what they wish for in 2018 with regards to education technology—what are their expectations? What do they hope for in 2018? We hope you enjoy their glimpse of the not-too-far future.
An innovative, project-based curriculum for middle school and high school, Rock Your World inspires students to ask bold questions about the challenges they see in their neighborhoods, communities, and the world around them, and then engages them in the development of advocacy campaigns designed to overcome those challenges.