A few weeks ago, Dayna Laur from the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) conducted an excellent webinar about using Edmodo to facilitate project based learning. Last week she shared her experiences in a blog post that teachers can use as a blueprint for creating their own PBL lessons.
In the post, Dayna describes how she used Edmodo with her high school law class to support a project aimed at understanding how to reduce crime in the United States. First, Laur posted relevent articles and encouraged her students to discuss them in small groups in Edmodo. Students then created presentations and shared them with their classmates, allowing them to gather feedback and revise their work. At the end of the project, Laur posted a poll in which she asked the students to reflect on their reesearch and weigh in on the best method for reducing crime. By using Ms. Laur’s project as a template, other teachers can create their own project based learning units on a variety of topics.
For more information on project based learning, check out the BIE Edmodo Community.