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Developing a Learning Community For One Laptop Per Child Implementation

http://www.portical.org/tv/developing-a-learning-community-for-one-laptop-per-child-implementation/31.htm

In this TICALevision episode, George Lieux, Technology Integration Specialist at Fort Smith Public Schools in Fort Smith, Arkansas shares a program that was recently implemented in the district. Several classrooms, from 2nd grade to 12th grade, received a mini-notebook (UMPC) for every student in the classroom. As the lead technology professional development trainer, George highlights how he trains the teachers virtually to model the use of the laptops and to promote project-based learning.

Edutopia online

http://www.edutopia.org/

The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) is a non-profit operating foundation. Established in 1991 by filmmaker George Lucas, its mission is to "tell the story" of successful and effective use of technology in education. At Edutopia, its website, you'll find video snapshots, case studies, and many practical, easy-to-use resources for creating the school and classroom of the future. There are some especially good resources for project-based learning.

RubiStar-Create Rubrics for your Project-Based Learning Activities

http://rubistar.4teachers.org/

Is authentic assessment a challenge for your teachers? RubiStar is an online tool that takes the stress out of creating rubrics. These templates were created by classroom teachers in a variety of content areas and/or projects. Teachers can customize the rubrics to meet their specific needs.

Virtual Schoolhouse

http://www.virtualschoolhouse.net/

Virtual Schoolhouse is a compendium of project-based learning practices from across the country. You can not only see examples of exemplary student projects, but review the principles behind project based learning activities. The six elements of successful projects are reviewed and explained and tools to create exciting and worthwhile project based activities are available at Virtual Schoolhouse.

Student Created Videos and Project-Based Learning

http://www.portical.org/student_created_videos.html

These videos are created by students to show how they utilize and/or believe in technology. Each video exemplifies student mastery of project-based learning and video production. TICAL resources are highlighted below each video to assist you in locating resources relating to the content.

Preparing Students for Their FutureóNot Our Past

http://www.portical.org/podcasts/preparing-students-for-their-future%E2%80%94not-our-past/79.htm

In this episode of Radio TICAL, Rowland Baker interviews Dr. David Thornburg. Dr. Thornburg is well known in the field of educational technology. In this informal discussion, Dr. Thornburg shares how he came to be involved in educational technology in the first place, and what he sees are the most pressing demands of the future including project-based learning and STEM education.

The Thornburg Center

http://www.tcpdpodcast.org

This site contains relevant podcasts, and resources relating to open source, programming, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) software. The Thornburg Center consists of consultants, speakers and authors whose primary focus is on education from Kindergarten to twelfth grade. Thornburg Center speakers are commonly found on the programs and podiums of major conferences that focus on educational technology with a common theme of enhancing student creativity and the mastery of subjects through the thoughtful use of modern technologies and project-based learning.

Cool Cat Teacher Blog

http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com

This blog provides educators great resources, ideas, and inspiration. Created by Vicki Davis, a teacher an IT director Georgia, Vicki shares her passion for helping students learn through project-based learning.

GenYES Students and teachers planning together

http://www.portical.org/podcasts/genyes/388.htm

In this episode of Radio TICAL, Michael Simkins interviews Sylvia Martinez, President of GenYES. Sylvia talks about the projectís original program for bringing students and teachers together to co-plan technology-infused lessons as well as a newer program, TechYES, which offers a unique project-based learning approach to certifying middle school students as technologically literate.

 

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