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Why is problem solving left out when practicing Project-Based Learning

By Miriam Bogler          October 25,2016

When employees are working on a project at the workplace,it is directed to achieve a goal. This goal is usually laced with a series of problems that workers have to tackle before success is achieved. Whether the goal is to produce a [...]

How to Improve Students’Collaboration Skills

Young university students doing group study

By Miriam Bogler      September 13,2016

Schools are adopting project-based learning in growing numbers. Although it may seem like a trend,it really stems from a development in pedagogical thinking over the past fifty years that advocated a shift away from teachers imparting knowledge to relatively passive students,to learners actively [...]

Did the OECD Turn Against Technology?

By Miriam Bogler      October 16,2015

The headlines about the latest OECD report were loud and clear:“Computers do not improve pupil results.” These controversial headlines were the outcome of a study published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) examining the impact of school technology on international test [...]

Why We Need to Think More Like Programmers

By Miriam Bogler      July 17,2015

Computer programming is hot again. Not like in the 80s,when Seymour Papert’s Logo programming became popular for several years and then declined when the education world failed to see the evolving technological revolution that was taking place in daily life. This time the movement to [...]

Why Did I Create Project Pals

By Miriam Bogler      October 24,2013

The Project Pals Application

As an advocate of project-based learning,my students were always busy working on projects. While observing them work,it always occurred to me,that there was a fundamental flaw in the way they were approaching problems. Instead of engaging in an [...]

Beyond the Rhethoric –Technology in Action

 

By Miriam Bogler      April 22,2010

Picasso's Guernica

As soon as I walked into this middle school classroom,I noticed that it was completely different from what I’d seen before. The classroom was quite big and students were working in groups,gathered around round tables or sitting on the floor next [...]

Meaningful Learning With PersonalBrain

By Miriam Bogler      February 15,2010

In a typical middle school,a social studies teacher was contemplating how to commemorate black history month in a way that will leave a lasting impact on students who had no idea what type of life,humiliations,and struggles the black community in America had experienced. She [...]

Motivated to Succeed by Learning Robotics

By Miriam Bogler      November 24,2009

The Robotics Show

Eddie carefully placed his robot at the starting point of the wooden maze which was located on the floor of the school’s auditorium. Parents and visitors joined the crowd that was patiently waiting for the Napa Street Elementary robotics show. Prior to this [...]