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Wikis as a tool offer folks the opportunity to collaborate, co-create and draw upon the synergy of working with peers and experts. This is the "good" stuff of 21st Century learning. Wikis support a project-based learning environment, where students can take real-world problems or challenges, discover solutions, information and research and then design a creative product for the world to see. And there is nothing more motivating to learners than telling them they are in the driver seat. Sounds cool, right? It is! Let's get started...

PBL-heptagon.pngWhat is project-based learning?

The Buck Institute for Education defines PBL as "...an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. Rigorous projects help students learn key academic content and practice 21st Century Skills (such as collaboration, communication & critical thinking)."

Wikis and Projects

Wikispaces added a feature called PROJECTS that makes collaborative learning, design and PBL easier within the Wikispaces tool interface. PROJECTS allows the teacher to create collaborative groups (public or private) within the class wikispace platform. Think of the PROJECTS groupings as "conference rooms" online for students to collaborate and build content.

Resource

Introduction to Projects -from the Wikispaces folks, a full explanation, video tutorials and more!

Discussion:

How would you use the PROJECTS tool for PBL in your classroom? Go to this TodaysMeet page to post your ideas!