Category: Project Based Learning

Spread Their Wings 0

Spread Their Wings

Videos could be great sparks for discussion and learning. When I saw this video of the eagle flying with a camera strapped to his back, I thought of all the ways it could spark even more learning in the classroom… -Generate questions: What landforms is he flying over? What is...

Blending It All Together 2

Blending It All Together

I don’t remember what my classroom was like before I went off the deep end for Project Based Learning, infusing inquiry, and STEM.  I’ll bet my students don’t remember much about it either.  I used to teach what was in chapters.  But, over time, I came to realize that the...

At the Speed of Learning 5

At the Speed of Learning

My third graders have been studying the Iditarod race and tracking musher data online during the past few weeks.  Take a look at the data available on the mushers, like first place winner Mitch  Seavey.   Graphing, data analysis, addition, subtraction, addition, averages, and so much more become real as students follow the...

Got Robotics? 1

Got Robotics?

This weekend, I’m surrounded by nuts, bolts, and curly brackets.  Our school’s inaugural season of Botball is about to begin and I’m in training with 3 students.  We are learning software from KIPR (KISS Institute for Practical Robotics).  Students will build, program, and solve a series of real-world problems with...