Project-based learning provides students with authentic experiences in learning that can be related back to the real-world. John Dewey, as cited in Michael Gorman’s article (2014), said “Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.”
In today’s society, technology is everywhere. Most students in today’s schools have several different forms of technology at their fingertips. Dr. Ruben Puentedura coined the Substitution Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition (SAMR) Model (Walsh, 2015). This model boasts the impact of technology within the classrooms. Marrying PBL with SAMR provides students with authentic projects that incorporate technology skills needed in today’s world.
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