Impactful PBL Podcast

12 free Google tools to help manage students' projects

av Impactful PBL Podcast | Publicerades 3/8/2021

Given the multi-faceted layers of project-based learning, tracking students’ progress is essential. In episode 15, we explored how to track students' progress and examine ways to set up a project management system to help students stay organized. As an educator, you know how difficult it can be for students to manage documents, resources, and materials. Furthermore, depending on the grade level and subject area, it's possible to find yourself managing five projects or twenty-five projects, which can be overwhelming. Let's explore how you can use a free tool, Google Workspace for Education (formerly GSuites for Education), to manage students' documents, communication methods, and collaboration structures.Tune in to hear how to:[3:30] Use Google Classroom to create, assess and share project assignments with students[4:35] Discover five ways to use Google forms during your PBL unit[5:28] Utilize Gmail and Google Meet to communicate with guest speakers[6:15] Incorporate Google chat to plan interdisciplinary project-based learning units with colleagues[7:01] Streamline and organize student work using Google documents, slides, spreadsheets or Jamboard[8:02] Use Google calendar to track project milestones, and Google keep to create an organized checklist for students[9:35] Employ Google sites to communicate project expectations and updates with parents, guardians, and other caring adults supporting students[10:50] Explore three additional Google resources that you may have overlooked as an instructional tool for your PBL unitResources mentioned in the episode: Learn how to shift from doing projects to designing impactful project-based learning experiences for students. This free training series and planning guide will show you the process hundreds of teachers used to make PBL a reality in their classrooms. Register for the free training: the showThank you for listening! If you find this podcast useful and would like to support the show, please rate, review and subscribe using your favorite podcasting app. Sharing is caring. When you leave a review, you are helping fellow educators find this podcast enabling them to design impactful project-based learning experiences for their students.

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Candice Wilson-McCain is a curriculum and instruction specialist who helps educators plan and implement memorable learning experiences-mostly through project-based learning. She explores research-based practices and collaborates with educators to witness project-based learning in action. On this podcast, Candice provides resources, tips, and support to help educators craft learning experiences that empower their students to tackle challenges in school and their community through project-based learning. If you are an educator who desires to move from theory to practice with project-based learning, subscribe to the podcast to receive notification of new episodes. Let's talk PBL!