Deeper Learning Digest: Project-Based Learning Leads to Deeper Learning Outcomes

July 5, 2016

Technology can provide support for PBL in the classroom, says Paul Curtis, director of curriculum for the New Tech Network, changing the “tone” of the classroom by asking teachers to give up the script, according to an article in EdSurge. Curtis notes that technology can fuel curiosity by putting students in charge of learning and exploration, provide a “construct or scaffolding” for project-based work, and act as aid in a flipped classroom model. EdSurge shares fourteen tools that support teachers and students in PBL, since as Curtis explains, “the best way to improve student performance is to improve the capability of teachers…so we’re looking for tools that enhance, not replace the teachers.” Take a look at the list: