— Dean J. Fusto (@DJFTLL) December 15, 2014
Dean Fusto clearly explains his framework for implementing Project Based Learning.
During our last project, I could see a need that Dean suggests: a place for teams to curate the pieces of their project, so they can discuss and organize it for the final production. He suggests Weebly or Wikis for final sharing, and as a Google Apps school, we could use Google Sites [ which is a wiki]. But before that final production, students need a way to organize the research they’ve gathered. Google Drive holds any type of file. Students could share a folder with all their notes, images, videos shared. Here’s a post by Alice Keeler on how to share folders, nested folders, and differentiating shared files. Students also track their tasks in a Progress Tracker.
Diigo now has Diigo outliner, which would work great to save their annotations and images. I find Diigo a wonderful tool for research as students can highlight the text, then annotate with their own summary and ideas. The website, highlights, and annotations are saved to the student’s account. If you haven’t used Diigo, try it. Here’s the Teacher Account page.
How do your students organize their projects?
Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker