Project Based Learning: Teaching Students to Be Curators

Every Classroom Matters Episode 191

Project Based Learning Teaching Students to Be Great Curators

What is the secret to effective online project based learning? How can we get kids excited about writing? Nancy White shares how. She reflects upon two big projects. Nancy had one that worked well. She had another one that floundered. What was the difference? Apply Nancy's principles and have better online writing today.

Important Takeaways- Project Based Learning: Teaching Students to Be Great Curators

  • How an army of retired educators made an enormous difference in student writing.
  • The importance of the first few days of student blogging.
  • How students can be curators.
  • The secret of inquiry-based learning.
  • Something Nancy says that confirms Vicki's same experience with student blogging.

Nancy White's candid reflections on student writing apply to all online student projects. The audience is a vital part of online work. What you do in the first few days makes a big difference.

Nancy's reflection about audience aligns with my own. Building a writing community is so important. Take a moment to check out my book Reinventing Writing. I dedicate a whole chapter to building writing communities. Building an audience is a vital part of building a community. Perhaps some retired educators could help volunteer and fill a huge need for online student work.

Educator Resources and Links from the Show

Great quotes from the show you can share…

-We have to constantly be evaluating our own work.-

Help students dig deep and ask their own questions.1

Students need an audience. Vicki Davis about online project based learning.

project based learning students as curators

Improve student writing by helping them become curators.

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