Throughout my entire career as a computer teacher, I have used project-based learning (PBL). I’ve had students as young as first grade working on projects using LCSI’s Microworlds, an authoring tool that enabled them to create animated stories, simulations, and games. My students have used HyperCard, Macromedia Director, FileMaker Pro, and Google Apps to work on some really amazing projects. The level of excitement, engagement, and interest that working on these projects engendered made it clear that PBL is probably the best way that students can learn.

My experience shows that students are highly engaged when they are...

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  • About the Author:

    Miriam Bogler, the founder and chief executive officer of Project Pals, is an instructional technology professional with more than 20 years of experience. Her accomplishments teaching students from first through 12th grade include establishing a successful after-school technology program, implementing a technology school plan, and creating instructional materials for teachers to conceptualize, plan, and execute projects using technology. Follow her on Twitter @miriambogler or @projectpals.