This website is great for teachers who are trying to incorporate Project Based Learning within their classrooms because it provides all the necessary tools that a teacher would need to ensure success. Buck Institute for Education, BIE, is a program that focuses on the improvement of teaching and learning by providing knowledge and products that will create effective Project Based Learning. They provide many tools for teachers who want to begin, or improve, their PBL adventure: books, free materials, workshops, instructional coaching, and practically everything else that a teacher would need to make PBL work in her classroom. This resource meets all of the NETS-T standards because it really provides everything within their one website, helping educators and providing all necessary tools to successfully incorporate PBL in the classroom and to be a more effective teacher.
Edutopia provides a great website for teachers who want to learn more about Project Based Learning and for those who may know nothing about it. This website clearly shows just what Project Based Learning is and provides the research that explains why this way of learning works. Along with this, they present articles and videos, which talk about and show how Project Based Learning has been used in various teachers’ classrooms, and an abundance of information that will help a teacher to better understand and improve the use of PBL in her classroom. NETS-T #5 is met because teachers are demonstrating their use of this learning in the classroom.
PBL online is a great place to go when wanting to create a project. Much like Edutopia, this website provides all the resources that are necessary when creating a PBL project or lesson. They present research and provide many examples from numerous teachers and researchers as to why this method works in the classroom, they give strategies for effective teaching, and allow for teachers to view others’ projects and discuss which ones were most effective. This is really the website to go to when one is looking to find anything about Project Based Learning. Teachers are creating and designing their own projects so this would meet NETS-T standard #2.
Internet 4 Classrooms is a great website to use when wanting to find online learning sites for children. This website provides practically any learning tool that can be found online for students of all ages. Teachers, parents, students, and anyone else looking for educational pages on the Internet are able to use this site. It’s a great place to go when looking for a last minute lesson, or one to incorporate within the classroom on a daily basis. This website is able to provide online tools both at schools and at home, which is always a beneficial thing. Again, I think this resource could meet all of the NETS-T standards because it provides all aspects necessary for implementing this method within the classroom.
Lesson planet is a website for teachers that provides lesson plans that have been reviewed and used by other teachers. This site has over 400,000 articles, lessons, and worksheets for teachers to use after signing up and also provides the standards that are required for grade levels K-12 and even for higher education. It is also very helpful that this page provides reviews and comments on each lesson plan by credentialed teachers themselves, so that other teachers will know if it is an effective lesson or not and will be able to choose the best one possible based on reviews. This would meet NETS-T standard #2 because it allows teachers to develop their own projects.
This website provides all the necessary tools and equipment that will create a successful lesson plan for teachers. Providing free lesson plans, examples, and ideas, they make sure that teachers are on the right path to ensure the best lesson plan for students. Lesson plans which pertain to math, science, language arts, and social studies are offered through this website. This also could be NETS-T standard #2 because it helps teachers to create and design their PBL lessons.
This website explains exactly what PBL lessons are and provides checklists that both students and teachers are able to use. The checklists help students to track their learning and help the teacher to do so as well. This website provides checklists for various subjects and allows the teacher to alter and customize her lists to the best fit possible for her classroom. Providing checklists with PBL lessons ensures that all students are on the path for success and helps to keep each on the right track. This represents NETS-T standard #4 because students will be working on and are responsible for their own PBL project.
This is just a blog that is very helpful to those teachers and even others who want to learn more information about Project Based Learning, and practically anything that a teacher would want to know. This website is dedicated to providing information to teachers. They display many links to websites that have examples and information about PBL and also allow readers to comment and provide their input and opinions about Project Based Learning, which is always helpful to other teachers when input is provided from peers. This meets NETS-T standard #5 because teachers are continuing to learn and are showing their use of PBL in their classroom.
This website provides short videos that provide information to teachers about project based learning. A kind of basis to help teachers learn how to effectively use project based learning in the classroom and to give a refresher if ever necessary. This website consists of animated tutorials and audio dialogs that help to explain the concepts of project based learning and ensure greater interest in incorporating these lessons within the classroom. This website meets NETS-T standard #5 because teachers are learning and exploring the new technology.
High Tech High is a school that actually uses Project Based Learning in their classrooms. They were given a $250,000 grant towards incorporating PBL in their school and began doing so in March 2005. Since then, they have found many successful projects and have documented those that are the most beneficial in their school so that now, others will be able to take the information they provided and use it towards their own classrooms to create the best lesson possible. This could meet NETS-T standard #5 because these teachers are showing leadership, and others are learning from them.