Launching Problem-Based Learning Units Using Nearpod
Explore and create : BYODex
Wednesday, June 26, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
Location: Franklin 5-6-7, Marriott
Michele Dawson David Parker
Launching a problem-based learning project can be a challenge, especially in a traditional classroom setting. Learn how to use Nearpod as an interactive tool to develop student interest and empathy. Participants will engage in the food waste problem, while learning Nearpod's features to collect data.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Principals/head teachers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices required|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||We will be using www.nearpod.com|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Project-, problem- and challenge-based learning|
|Subject area:||Social studies, Science|
|ISTE Standards:||For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
Many teachers desire to initiate problem-based learning projects using technology but require the resources or examples that can help them transition from a teacher-centered learning approach to a student-centered model. When scripted programs do not relate to students’ lives, teachers need an approach that provokes student interests. Teachers benefit from a scaffolded approach that eventually releases students to work collaboratively on student-centered activities that integrate technology to transform the learning process. The purpose of this session is to empower teachers to find engaging new ways to launch problem-based learning projects using technology to increase student engagement. Teachers will learn ways to create Nearpod presentations to increase engagement through its interactive tools: virtual field trips, drawn responses, image slides, and video capabilities. Teachers will learn ways to collect student data based on Nearpod's multiple choice, survey, and open response question features. Participants will have an opportunity to create a Nearpod presentation, along with importing slides from Powerpoint or Canva. Participants get the opportunity transfer lesson ideas to Nearpod lessons that are inclusive of Nearpod's interactive tools. In addition, teachers preview data reports that can be analyzed and used to drive instruction. Success is evident as our district has purchased a district subscription, allowing teachers to build content and skill-based libraries that are accessible to individual teachers, professional learning communities, and schools. Using the district portal, our team cab track school success, along with student artifacts and reports. As a result , more teachers are opening lessons and creating student-paced presentations for the classroom or as homework assignments.
5 minutes - Slides Presentation: Overview & Objectives
5 Minutes - Launch and Join Nearpod Presentation using Pin
5 Minutes - Engage: Where are you visiting from? Participants use the Draw It feature to indicate where they are visiting from, along with using the image option to import images of their state or national flag. Presenter uses the Share feature to display participant responses.
10 Minutes - Using Nearpod to launch problem-based learning. Connecting TPACK model with the Four Cs and problem-based learning
20 minutes - Participants actively engage in the Nearpod modeled lesson (Surveys, questions,drawings) 5 minutes - Data collection: view features
30 Minutes - Participants create a Nearpod presentation and upload content.
10 minutes - Closure and questions
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