Passion Based Learning (PBL) in Primary: Making Up the Rules
Science and health lend themselves easily to PBL (passion or project-based learning) in my mind. But I wasnâ€™t sure how I was going to make it all work in a social studies unit about relationships, rules and responsibilities. I want this to be based on what the students are interested in. Yet there really is nothing about the words â€œrelationships,â€ â€œrulesâ€ and â€œresponsibilitiesâ€ that has the ability to inspire passion in most six-year olds. But then I thought about our six Nintendo DS gaming devices.
Five Ways to Use Skype in Your Classroom“We’re going to use Skype?” “Yay!” “Can I talk?” These are some of the comments from my students when we use Skype in our classroom. Engagement is never an issue when we use this tool! But using Skype in a relevant way…that is another issue. If we are going to use...
Keeping the Curriculum Context in Connected Classrooms
Primary teacher Kathy Cassidy shares a year’s worth of ideas from her connected classroom about how to keep global learning activities in sync with curriculum goals and objectives.