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Resource: Global SchoolNet

Global SchoolNetGlobal SchoolNet, a non-profit organization founded in 1984, supports 21st century learning and aims to improve academic performance through content driven collaboration. It engages teachers and K-12 students in meaningful project learning exchanges worldwide and helps them to develop science, math, literacy and communication skills.

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Resource: George Lucas Educational Foundation

Edutopia LogoThe George Lucas Educational Foundation, which was created to help education catch up with the many technical advancements in how we interact with each other and the world, maintains a comprehensive website called Edutopia, which features resources and videos for teachers. It is designed to spread the word about ideal, interactive learning environments and enable others to adapt these successes locally. Edutopia contains an archive of continually updated best practices, from classroom tips to recommendations for district-wide change.

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Resource: iEARN

iEARN LogoiEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is a non-profit global network that enables teachers and youth to use the Internet and other technologies to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and make a difference in the world. There are more than 150 projects in iEARN, all designed and facilitated by teachers and students to fit their curriculum and classroom needs and schedules.

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Website: Project Based Learning

Designing Project Based LearningThe PBL-Online website is a comprehensive resource on Project Based Learning. If features materials on how to design and manage high quality projects for middle and high school students. Visitors can search for projects developed by others or contribute their own projects, learn important strategies for teaching online and learning online, take online courses, browse the video library, learn more about Project Based Learning, and more.

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Feature: Where ‘Learning by Doing’ is the Rule

Many schools include project-based learning in their classes, but few have embraced the concept quite as completely as the Da Vinci Science and Design schools in Hawthorne, Calif. “Actually, PBL is not worked into the curriculum, it is our curriculum,” says Nicole Tempel, Da Vinci Principal. Nearly every aspect of learning is tied to a project.

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