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Tools for project-based learning can augment impactful lessons that help students develop key life skills

3. PBL Project Idea Cards: This free online library from PBLWorks offers more than 60 downloadable Project Idea Cards to support teachers in implementing high-quality PBL. The library will be growing, with new cards to be released throughout the year. The Project Idea Cards are downloadable, standards-based project ideas addressing a range of grade levels and subjects. Each project card lists a driving question, a project description, the standards the project addresses, the anticipated outcomes, and reflection questions to help teachers bring the project to life in their own contexts.

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4. mindSpark Learning: mindSpark Learning is partnering with DroneBlocks to give educators additional block coding resources when they rent a drone kit from The Drone Project. DroneBlocks, which offers drone technology apps, curriculum, and professional development, will offer its programming expertise to The Drone Project.

5. Pixton Comics: Pixton Comics uses Click-n-Drag Comics, a patented technology that gives anyone the power to create comics on the web. From fully posable characters to dynamic panels, props, and speech bubbles, every aspect of a comic can be controlled in an intuitive click-n-drag motion. The site has user options for students and educators, and teachers can use the tool as an add-on for any number of project-based challenges.

Laura Ascione

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