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Problem Based Learning and microblogging

May 27th, 2011 by Graham Attwell
This is a great blog post, focusing not on the technological wonders of edmodo, but providing practical help in how to pedagogically develop Problem Based Learning using the microblogging tool.
Bianca put forward five reasons why PBL plus edmodo is awesome:
1. PBL is about collaboration
2. PBL is about formative and summative assessment
3. PBL is about creating products and conducting investigations as a team
4. PBL is about real-world audiences
5. PBL is about planning for success and reflecting on learning
clipped from blog.edmodo.com
PBL is hard because it requires quite a lot of planning as well as quite a lot of guts – you need to have faith in yourself as an educator and faith that your students will ‘go with’ your radicalised view of teaching and learning. Getting your students to work in small groups to complete a project that will be shared with a real-world audience is pretty daunting. But it is made so much easier, and made so much better, thanks to edmodo.
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