PBL & Tech: Tools for Every Phase of the Project Cycle

ISTE 2015 @jkrauss @suzieboss

Two BIG resources:  

Today's tools we use together:

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Below are phases within the project cycle and a sampling of tools that support them. Your job… add your recommendations under What Else?

PBL Activity

Sample Tools

What Else?

  1. GETTING READY Focusing on big ideas and learning goals in your curriculum, making your learning environment “safe for thinking”

Get yourself ready

Tools to gather your posse:

Twitter: #pblchat

Edutopia PBL

BIE Google+ Community 

Learning management:

Canvas

ChalkUp

Project Foundry

Google Classroom (Google Apps for Edu users)

PBL curriculum design tool

CREATOMbuilder (project design and planning web tool)

Hall & Oates Google Docs Video 

Kahoot

(Google StoryBuilder)

TeachThought

Edmodo

INTEL Projects

TeachersFirst

Weebly websites

Edfirst

Templates on BIE.org

Any LMS (Haiku Learning,ECHO)

thingiverse

Lots of great sites with ideas and tools like DitchThatTextbook and EduTechIntegration

Organization’s Facebook pages

make your own PBL so you can experience it for yourself

#dtk12chat design thinking community (open 24/7 on Twitter)

Schoology

Google groups

Haiku

Collaborate with your school librarian

Blendspace to organize your resources

Get your students ready

PollEverywhere to survey interests, discover their passions

Google Alerts to track newsworthy topics

#stuvoice

Go Soapbox

Google Forms to poll students/find out what they love

show students some “end products”

SMART software

google forms

empathy interviews captured on YouTube & flexed into private channel

Padlet

mentimeter

videos

visuals

Voxer

2. GETTING STARTED Spark curiosity, establish a need to know, build on prior knowledge

Project launch: Day 1

Skype or Google Hangout with an expert (new Skype translate)

Virtual field trip via Google Expeditions, Google Street View

TED video to ignite inquiry

Digital games such as TakingItGlobal collection

PBS Clips

Buzzfeed Yellow (check for appropriateness) or New York Times OpDocs (example)

NY Times Student Opinion prompt

StoryCorps 

ThingLink

Essential Question

Props

Survey data (questions with google forms) about problems in community/school, etc

Virtual scavenger hunt (or literature-based, real life, etc.)

The Right Question Institute

Use pop culture! Take clips from the TV shows/ movies your kids love and connect them

Infographic

  • Infographic with thinglink of sources TED talks etc

ChalkTalk (every kid writes on the board) around a topic

Get Administrators involved in launch(Letter from someone in the community)

YouTube Memes

Create a Board in BoardBuilder on Discover media-

50 internet memes in under 100 seconds

have Ss

 a rapid fire prototype to spark possibilities of problem solving

Use Paper app & Mix to sketchnote prior knowledge

Tap prior knowledge

Google Forms

Pinterest (shared board; post notions & nuggets of priors)

Make ideas visible

Infogr.am

InfoActive (mobile-friendly)

PiktoChart

Edublogs

Canva 

Easel.ly

Padlet

picmonkey

pixlr

PicCollage

Touchcast Video

Tackk

Polls in Schoology

Paper app on iPad

Write About app

Tiggly Stamp app

celt x video storyboarding tool - free http://celtx.en.softonic.com/

explain everything app/30 hands app

try some thinking routines from “Cultures of thinking”/Harvard’s project zero

3. MESSY MIDDLE Deeper learning through extended inquiry, creativity, problem solving, collaboration

Attending to the process

Trello for task/team management

Basecamp

Video Confession Booth for students

Students make decisions with students

Freedcamp

Slack

Daily quick Google form reflection and forecasting

Asana (new app)

LEGO as storyboarding (take pics)

Collaborative  drawing - https://awwapp.com/

VoiceThread

Exit Ticket: tweet a vine about project state

Groups in Office 365

Attending to the learning

Storyboarding for rapid prototyping

Screencasting to capture challenges & breakthroughs in understanding

Padlet for virtual exit tickets/formative assessment

Osmo for physical to digital learning

Kahoot! (game) to check for understanding

Storyboard That (app)

EduCanon

EduCreations

EdPuzzle

GlogsterEdu or Newhive (if you don’t have Glogster)

Daily /weekly sketchnotes on Flipboard (example of what sketchnotes are)

Powtoon

Vine

Voki

Screencastify (chrome ext) Screencastomatic

Attaching a GoPro to students during PBL

Shadow Puppet (app)

Plickers for quick feedback

Reflection

Blogs, podcasts for project journals

kidblog vlog sketchnoting

blogger

independent or group discussion groups within the LMS (schoology)

sketchnote

Confessional boo

Scratch

Reflection/Discussion within Edmodo

group notes using Office 365 tools/groups, word docs

Wiki

Exibi Portfolios

4. WRAPPING UP Sharing, celebrating, reflecting, assessing, authentic feedback from audience

Presenting to audience

Livestream

Periscope

PowToon

Weebly

Create an APP

Piktochart

wevideo

goanimate

screencasting

Ted style talks

iMovie

Storyboard and publish in ibooks

create a VR with google cardboardadobe slate

EduCreations

Blabberize

Videolicious

Scratch/Tynker animation

Prezi

Tellagami (esp for young students)

Weebly for students

Student boards like BoardBuilder, Glogster or Newhive

Interactive Displays using QR codes to content or augmented reality (Aurasma etc)

ThingLink - with student audio, video, links to online content created

HaikuDeck

Prezi

Book Creator

Comic Master

Exibi portfolios

Reflection

Video interviews

Flickr group (such as Reinventing PBL)

Four Corners DEEPdt feedback

Kidblog

Blogger

Instagram (10 sec reflect)

Vine (6 sec quick fire thoughts)

Student self-assessment/reflection rubric.

GGH

Assessment (summative)

Rubistar for generating rubrics

Buck Institute for Education for sample PBL rubrics

iRubric

Goobric

Forallrubrics.com

Digital Portfolios

Exibi portfolios (formative)

ExplainEverything

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