John Larmer, the editor at the Buck Institute, talks about common barriers to effective project-based learning and how to overcome them.
Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students. Right now, my students are creating and managing a project as they are creating a podcast to record powerful stories from the recent storms in our area.
Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see the detail on which students are contributing and participating. I also love the task board which is a Trello-like Kanban board that let students create, assign, and complete tasks. I will be featuring this tool on my blog and newsletter this week- go to projectpals.com and sign up today.
John Larmer is editor in chief at the Buck Institute for Education, where he oversees all of its written materials and manages its PBL Blog. He wrote and edited the PBL Toolkit Series of books, rubrics for 21st-century success skills, and materials for Buck’s professional development programs. In 2015 he co-authored Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning, and in 2018 contributed to and edited Project Based Teaching, both co-published by ASCD.
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