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How to Use Projects Effectively in the World Language Classroom

Projects are often used in class but are they used to the extent of their potential? Working on projects gives students the ability to use language creatively as well as do something which is enjoyable. Here are some tips for incorperating project based learning in your classroom!
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How to Use Projects Effectively in the World Language Classroom
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Project-Based Learning Research Review

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    Gelyn Angus says:
    Edutopia provides an overview and learning outcomes. This way of teaching will help students learn and keep the knowledge for longer periods of time and create more interest in class.
  • Gelyn Angus says:
    A short video about what project based learning is and provides reasons why it should be used in the classroon. While it may imply that they should be large projects used in lieu of standard tests (such as in a thematic unit), projects can also be used on a smaller scale within a unit to bring concepts together.
  • scholastic.com
    scholastic.com

    8 Essential Elements of Project Based Learning

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    Gelyn Angus says:
    What is necessary to consider? Of course the standards are necessary but also keeping it open ended enough so students have the ability to be creative and explore the language on their own.
  • Gelyn Angus says:
    While authenticity is something all world language teachers should strive for, it's not always easy and during the business of the school year it seems nearly impossible. So we strive for what thi article defines as semi-authentic projects, which mimics real life. This includes ideas such as a mock runway show project to use fashion language or creating a news article.
  • ww2.kqed.org
    ww2.kqed.org

    What's the Best Way to Practice Project Based Learning?

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    Gelyn Angus says:
    Like with everything else with teaching, the ideas and concepts of project based learning aren't black and white but fall on a continuum where there's a happy medium. This includes being more teacher focused or being more student focused. These can change upon the circumstance; for example, in the beginning of the year of a beginner class, being more teacher oriented would be better. Then slowly become more student-oriented as the year go on.
  • Gelyn Angus says:
    There are many other teachers who share ideas. This blog shares some of the ideas which were shared on Twitter under the hashtag #langchat. Some teachers use many smaller projects throughout a unit while others use them as the formal assessment at the end of the unit. There are also tips such as allowing choices for student creativity.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Using Project-Based Learning to Teach World Languages

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    Gelyn Angus says:
    "For in-depth examples for beginner, intermediate, and advanced learners, Edutopia gives great examples of how project based learning can be implemented into the world languages classroom."
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