Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Reinventing Project Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age

Boss, Suzie & Krauss, Jane (2007) Reinventing project-based learning: your field guide to real-world projects in the digital age. Washington D.C.:ISTE

Reinventing Project Based Learning by Suzie Boss and Jane Krauss takes a step by step look at project based learning and how to create a successful project. Within each chapter, the authors give examples of each step and highlights a technology focus. For example, in the Chapter “Mapping the Journey—Seeing the Big Picture” which goes over planning and backwards design, the technology is on Social Bookmarking, which allows you to see bookmarks made by others who are interested in the same idea.

I purchased this book from amazon because the title seemed to match what I am interested in for action research. From my readings so far, there seems to be more information presented about project based learning, than technology, but I still think it will be a good resource.

“Digital tools are essential features of the environments in which today’s students are living and learning.”
“Technology opens opportunities to reinvent projects so that they become more authentically connected to students’ lives.”
“Technology is a fundamental building block of their (students’) experience.”

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