Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age

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Reinventing Project-Based Learning offers educators an accessible guide for maximizing the benefits of project-based learning in today's technology-rich learning environment. This reader-friendly book speaks directly to educators, administrators, and professional development specialists who want to transform learning into a more active, student-driven experience, using technology tools for inquiry, collaboration, and connection to the world beyond the classroom. Examples from educators in many different countries...
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Overview

Reinventing Project-Based Learning offers educators an accessible guide for maximizing the benefits of project-based learning in today's technology-rich learning environment. This reader-friendly book speaks directly to educators, administrators, and professional development specialists who want to transform learning into a more active, student-driven experience, using technology tools for inquiry, collaboration, and connection to the world beyond the classroom. Examples from educators in many different countries showcase this new vision of instructional design.

The book itself follows the arc of a project, providing you with guided opportunities to direct and reflect on your own learning. Starting with an assessment of your readiness to embrace technology-rich, authentic projects, the book then provides strategies to engage with colleagues and build collaboration in project design. The authors then discuss project management, implementation, and troubleshooting. Final chapters focus on assessment, reflection, and sharing. With proven strategies, rich illustrations, classroom examples, and teacher interviews from around the world, Reinventing Project-Based Learning shows how to design authentic projects that make the most of available and emerging tools and technologies.

Also available:

RSS for Educators: Blogs, Newsfeeds, Podcasts, and Wikis in the Classroom - ISBN 1564842398
Tablet PCs in K-12 Education - ISBN 156484241X

About the Author
Suzie Boss is a founding board member of the Learning Innovation and Technology Consortium. As a writer/editor at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory she co-authored Learners, Language, and Technology,focusing on technology to support early literacy. As lead writer for the Intel Innovation Odyssey project she interviewed and showcased technology-literate teachers from around the world in a daily online feature. Boss has also published in Learning & Leading with Technology.

A former teacher in Oregon schools, Jane Krauss has long been an advocate for technology integration practices in elementary education. As director of Professional Development Services at the International Society for Technology in Education, Krauss traveled internationally delivering professional development workshops and presentations focused on technology integration. Krauss has also served as a consulting writer for the Learning Innovation and Technology Consortium and has published in Learning & Leading with Technology.
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Editorial Reviews

Lynne Wolters
“I heartily recommend this newly published book to any and all educational technology practitioners. Not only do these authors breathe new life into project-based learning, they also bring examples from classrooms around the world. Authors Suzie Boss and Jane Krauss know PBL, how kids learn, and how to create meaningful learning environments for students.”
Shane Krukowski
"We at Project Foundry...recommend this book to all our new schools we work with."
Will Richardson
“...great examples of extended learning opportunities for students coupled with best practice uses of the Read/Write Web technologies that are changing the world. They put the emphasis on learning, not on technology, and their many vignettes show how teachers are beginning to take full advantage of the new global connections we have at our fingertips. This is a journey that every educator needs to embark upon, and this highly readable road map is the perfect companion for the trip."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564842381
  • Publisher: International Society For Technology In Education (ISTE)
  • Publication date: 1/31/2008
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 139,740
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzie Boss is a founding board member of the Learning Innovation and Technology Consortium. As a writer/editor at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory she co-authored Learners, Language, and Technology, focusing on technology to support early literacy. As lead writer for the Intel Innovation Odyssey project she interviewed and showcased technology-literate teachers from around the world in a daily online feature. Boss has also published in Learning & Leading with Technology.

A former teacher in Oregon schools, Jane Krauss has long been an advocate for technology integration practices in elementary education. As director of Professional Development Services at the International Society for Technology in Education, Krauss traveled internationally delivering professional development workshops and presentations focused on technology integration. Krauss has also served as a consulting writer for the Learning Innovation and Technology Consortium and has published in Learning & Leading with Technology.
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