Project-Based Learning plus Multimedia (PBL+MM). TEDU 560 Instructional Strategies for Using the Internet. Instructor: Jill Baedke email@example.com. Definitions….
Instructional Strategies for
Using the Internet
Instructor: Jill Baedke
PBL+MM is a method of teaching and learning in which students acquire new knowledge and skills in the course of designing, planning, and producing a multimedia product.
Multimedia is the integration of media objects such as text, graphics, video, animation, and sound to represent and convey information.
There are several ways to design a PBL+MM. This is a modified six step approach that will be easy to implement.
(Examples: plan a class colonial garden; monitor speed of cars passing in school zone; raise money for a new track; submit an exercise plan; advertise the school play)
(Examples: Surveys, experiments, printed research, interviews, web research, etc.)
Elementary: create a weather station or bird station; plan snacks for field day; collect items for a nursing home: send letters to a person in the service.
Secondary: Use the question, “Why are we studying this?” and suggest a real project to use those content skills. Examples: Design a kite (math and science); plan a trip to “X” (geography, math, economics); find an apartment (marketing, math, regional economics).
Once you have established a workable project – involve the class in all stages of the process. Be a guide to help them decide on a time frame, research, and products to contribute to the big picture and a final presentation. These are real life skills and decisions - using SOL content - that you are encouraging for future projects or problems. Be flexible, supportive, and allow for change.
Unlike a WebQuest - where web resources are the main tool for gathering information - a PBL activity can branch out to include interviews, surveys, experiments, observations, calculations, field trips, mapping, and much more. The students develop a plan of action to gather the necessary information for their final product, presentation, or performance The teacher’s job is to make suggestions, foster problem-solving skills, and be a guide.
• Have your group critique your PBL+MM - due to them by 8/24
• Upload your assignment to Jill by 8/28
*I realize that the time frame is tight - so please work with your team to get everything done by the start of school.
*Let me know if I can help! firstname.lastname@example.org