Project-based learning (PBL), originally promoted by John Dewey, is an educational theory that emphasizes learning by doing. Students are encouraged to be active participants in their learning by answering questions via a variety of paths.
One of the most common and prevalent paths is the internet. While today’s students are more adept at using technology, including the internet, than any preceding generation, they often struggle when it comes to creating searches that yield efficacious results.
The key to getting education enriching answers to these questions is to start with the right questions. In the case of search engines, these questions come in the form of keywords. To truly take learning to the next level, however, students must be able to analyze the results of their searches. Then the higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy and 21st Century skills can be fostered as students truly understand and deepen their learning.
Sign up for this informative webinar in which Sara Armstrong, PhD, will explore online tools that help students evaluate their search results, including the Public Learning Media Laboratory’s Comparison Search and Who-Is, as well as tools from Information Fluency and Common Sense Media.
Who Should Attend:This event will benefit all educators—teachers, administrators, and teacher educators who are interested in project-based learning and helping students formulate good questions for their research.
Sara Armstrong, PhD, is an award-winning educator with over 40 years of experience in the field. She has been a classroom teacher, principal, curriculum developer, author, and editor, and has developed and provided professional development to teachers and administrators for over 30 years. Her topics encompass project-b... More info