Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Projects & Deeper Thinking
In my classroom, I can use projects to allow students the opportunity to investigate and explore to find their own answers. Students will be able to research, gather information, and create models/ presentations. The classroom is more student-centered. Students are able to relate to the material especially if the project relates to real-life situations. I believe students will retain more information if they are able to investigate and discover answers to questions on their own. When students are given an open-ended focus question and project to complete, they are able to be more creative and flexible with their thoughts and investigations.