Project-Based Learning with Technology – Issue 8

Teaching The AvatarGeneration

In this months issue of Teaching TheAvatar Generation we have focused on the popular project-based learning methodology. Project work in school has long been popular, but with the development of new technological resources, it has gone from cardboard, pipe cleaners and markers, to apps, digital photos and mind maps. Project-based learning can improve attitudes towards learning, develop complex skills such as problem solving and communication, and help students take responsibility for their own learning. We have included some great ideas for English, geography and history teachers looking to improve their range of apps for project-based learning.

This month we are also very excited about some of the new game-based learning technologies that we have featured in the magazine. We decided to focus on some innovative tools for the Science classroom, such as the excellent laboratory simulator Labster, and a review of the insect exploration app Meet the Insects. We also focused on history, a subject that is only recently coming into its own in the app store. We review a WWII timeline app, and showcase the best apps, online lesson plans and technologies for history teachers working with student projects.

We also know how many teachers reading this magazine are taking their first steps into using technology in the classroom, and we have included a resource-packed article on Introducing Tablets to your Class. For teachers who are looking to improve classroom behaviour, we feature the new behavioural management app ClassCharts.

Alongside these featured articles, we have a great mix of reviews, guides and case studies that we hope you will enjoy and take from them something you can use in your classroom.

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