This week we were tasked with creating the Student Learning Guide, Project Timeline, Entry Event, and Resources pages of our PBL project website. While this portion of the course was a lot of work, I feel as though the project structure is now becoming solidified. I can see how the project will flow and I am beginning to have a better appreciation for the impact that this PBL project could have on my teachers as compared to traditional professional development.
My Student Guide includes all of the products, assessments, standards, and support for the teachers throughout the project. The Project Timeline lays out the timeline in a structured and easy to follow manner. The Entry Event gives teachers the opportunity to get motivated about the project and discuss any preconceived notions that they bring to the table. Finally, the Resources Needed page lays out all of the needed personnel, hardware, and software tools. It also provides resources that teachers can use while taking part in the project.
We were also tasked with discussing a Web 2.0 tool that will be used in the project. Even though I have tried to give many opportunities for student voice and choice in what tools are used throughout the project, I made a point to select WeVideo for the final reflection video. This video will be the culmination of the project and will be shared publicly on Twitter. WeVideo is a great web-based tool to use for video creation. Not only does it have similar functionality to iMovie and Adobe Premiere, but it is also completely web-based and therefore accessible from any device, including Chromebooks. It also integrates with Google Drive, which is used heavily in our district.