What is Performance Based Learning? (video 14 mins)
John Larmer, Director of Product Development at BIE, explains the key elements of effective, rigorous Project Based Learning, using an example from a video by Common Craft.
Bie.org site, with more resources
"In Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through a process of inquiry in response to a complex question. While allowing for some degree of student "voice and choice," rigorous projects are carefully planned, managed, and assessed to help students learn academic content, practice 21st Century Skills (such as collaboration, communication & critical thinking), and create authentic products & presentations."
PBL & Web 2.0 Tools (video 52 mins)
Choosing the appropriate Web 2.0 tools to support project based learning can be a daunting task. However, integrating the use of these tools into a project can help teachers to effectively facilitate the design, assessment, and management of projects. Join Dayna Laur, as she explores a variety of these tools. Hear about several projects that have successfully integrated Web 2.0 tools and start thinking about your own plans to introduce new and effective tools into your next project.
BIE Youtube Channelhttp://www.youtube.com/user/BIEPBL?feature=watch