Early in the semester, The Freudian Slip made a mini-PBL on healthy breakfast inventions. As a final PBL project our group decided to expand on the earlier PBL so that our classmates could have a chance to show us their creativity.
We decided to collaborate again on Google Docs to make sure we were able to keep everything in line and so we could talk to each other and work from home. We collaborated on a our Final Project doc to ensure we all had the same information and were able to add to it when we weren't together. I am a big advocate of Google Docs after using it so much this semester. I love it. :)
We then proceed to assign roles for everyone in the group. I was in charge of making the RWLD for the class so that our classmate knew what we wanted them to do before class. I put links to all of our videos, tutorials, and rubric. We had a tutorial of the Basics of Google Sketch-Up as that was what we wanted the class to use to sketch their inventions.
The project for the class was to make a breakfast invention that made breakfast fast and healthy. The students were asked to make a sketch on Google Sketch-Up of what they wanted their invention to looks like and how it would run. We then asked them to make a replica our of household materials so we could see what it would look like.
The students were also asked to collaborate on the Breakfast Invention Wiki where they could come up with ideas, upload their sketches, and explain how the invention worked. After they had loaded all the information, we had them share their inventions with the rest of the class.
I had a lot of fun with this final project and also throughout the whole semester. I definitely learned a lot of new technologies to use in my future classroom. I can't wait to use them all! :)
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