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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 [...]

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 [...]

Keep the Discussion Going

By Miriam Bogler      October 24,2013

The Project Pals Interface

It has been a long time since my last blog entry,but I was busy founding a new educational startup called Project Pals. Project Pals is a web-based application where students can create projects with others. Project Pals is focused on “How [...]

Project-Based Learning With Google Sites

By Miriam Bogler      December 25,2009

Last year,I introduced Google Sites as a presentation and collaboration tool for my students. They used it to create projects covering the California Missions,Native Americans,and each of the 50 states. On the surface,the sites functioned as an online replacement of traditional paper. In [...]

Using Web 2.0 Technology in Elementary School

By Miriam Bogler      November 15,2009

About a year ago,I started working with Balboa Gifted/High Ability Magnet Elementary School. The school hired me because they were looking for a person who will help them pursue new avenues in technology. The state of California was already experiencing one of its biggest financial crises,[...]