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Technology & Project Based Learning

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Lauren Holtkamp

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Technology & Project Based Learning
Dr. Leslie Holtkamp
Willis ISD

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The Best are always striving to get better. Perfection requires "a willingness to be uncomfortable...If you are always striving to get better, then you are always growing. And if you are growing, then you are not comfortable. To be the best, you have to be willing to be uncomfortable and embrace it as a part of your growth process."

Jon Gordon
Training Camp

Book Critique
Aurasma - Free App.

Students write a critical review & evaluation
Teacher designed rubric that could include: voice, comparative analysis, author point of view, use supporting evidence from work, etc.
Scan Robert Burns using Aurasma
Little Bird Tales
College Awareness Stations
Record personalized video link to book title and post
Teacher can use in a flipped classroom

post can be made public or private
What is Project Based Learning
In Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. Rigorous projects help students learn key academic content and practice 21st Century Skills (such as collaboration, communication & critical thinking). (www.bie.org)

Matter that includes U-tube video
Remind 101 -- Free

Many resources are Free

The Teacher Garden
Fairy Feast - Reading passage with activities
English Language Arts, Reading, Graphic Arts PreK - 2nd

Brain Breaks
teachtrainlove.com --Videos
Ice Age Continental Drift

- by content ie Swat that word,

Brain Pop
by content


Reading/Writing (6th grade):
Prediction Site
Scavenger Hunt

Teachers place each clue in an envelope write the title on the front of envelope
writing prompts

Planets .......

Helpful Sites
Authentic engagement leading to more authentic learning
More Voice and Choice
Experience more real world opportunities to discover answers to questions (In-Depth Inquiry opportunities)

Willis ISD third-graders are getting their hands dirty while learning how to be healthy.
Students will have the chance to put their hands in the dirt as they prepare soil for a garden as part of a collaboration with Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M University to implement two programs centered on improving physical activity and eating behaviors.
WISD Partners with Texas AgriLife, Texas A&M & UT
Students worked in teams to design real microgravity experiments
Each elementary campus conducted an Experiment Design Competition.
One experiment was launched to the ISS.
The experiment returned from space November 2013.
Student Spaceflight Experiments
Bring Fun To Willis
Third graders at Cannan will design and build outdoor learning centers in three locations.
When the mayor of the City of Willis wanted some fresh ideas on developing new arts and entertainment venues for the city, he turned to Willis ISD third-graders. Guided by their teachers, the students worked in teams to write their “Bring Fun to Willis” proposals, based on eight weeks of research, surveys, and class lessons.

Project based learning, such as “Bring Fun to Willis,” is an innovative instructional approach that requires students to respond creatively to complex questions, problems, or challenges that affect the community or the world. It combines classroom learning with hands-on, practical skills such as collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.
science teacher & ELA teacher
Brain Break
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