Learning With Projects
  Project Based Learning in a global classroom is about as close as a kid can get to the real world - while being in school all day!  Keeping a project atmosphere alive in the classroom means that students stay open-minded about assignments and discussions, recognizing that everyone in the room knows something about something, and nobody knows everything about everything - even the teacher! Hmmm so that means that the knowledge is distributed among all of us! Students' great ideas often reshape our whole lesson plans!  Kids use their thinking skills and communicate, plan, problem solve, create, and evaluate. 

Here are some adventures, projects, and partners my classes have played with. (See Stuart Brown on TED for more on play.) (Don't forget Lev Vygotsky and his observations of kids' intellectual levels rising while immersed in play).  

 

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Trip to Taiwan 2004

Car Wash 2004
See the news story video
at the bottom of this page


Trip to Taiwan 2007
Short Videos on YouTube


Taiwan Learning 2008
Our MP3 Greetings


World Problems Project  


Video Conferences


Monster Project: 2013
Project starts again in 
October 2014

 
Class Blogs & Projects

 
Project Wiki Pages



Using the XO - OLPC

The Hardest Academic Game on the Internet

Schools Around the World
Landmark 2013

UK Friends

St. Oswald's Primary
Burneside, England

Our St.Oswald's Photos

Mr. Smith's Visit

Japanese Friends

Sagamihara City Friends
Kanagawa, Japan

Internet Chess
Challenging the World


Journey North:
Monarchs to Mexico!



Woodlands Project

2010 (awesome!)

Pakistan Friends

Discovery Centre School
Karachi, Pakistan


Coral Reef Project


1001 Tales to the Alien King 
Flat World Writing Project
2009 | 2008 | 2007


VA Academy: Kenya


Sancta Maria - Uganda 

Our Info Page & Video


Days of the Week
Voices of the World Project


Naches, Washington Friends


Bridgeport, CT


Quest Atlantis


AulaNet Online Collaboration



Canadian Friends


Kwazulu Natal 
South Africa

 

 
KHQA TV came to class to talk to us about our upcoming journey to 
Taipei for the International Summer Camp at Kang Chiao Bilingual School.

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