Pros of Project Based Learning with Makedo100
Project Based learning involves using what students are learning in the classroom to create something that represents their understanding. That’s where Makedo comes in. Student’s can show their understanding by making something from recycled cardboard!
Start your project with a meaningful question or design challenge that frames an open-ended investigation. Projects like these can help to bridge various disciplines including STEM, the design process and 21st century thinking skills.
Teachers can identify a part of the curriculum, knowledge, skills and learning goals, then put them into practice with engaging, concrete, hands-on experiences.
Students can dive in, spending weeks (or more) with sustained interest and deep learning.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to project learning with Makedo. For example, the students could be inspired by solving a problem for characters from a favourite book e.g Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They could recreate an imaginary world from the story, making buildings and landmarks, and bring characters to life with cardboard. Maybe one of the characters in the story has a new problem and the students have to design a solution. The factory may need an imaginative renovation. Or a new fudge making machine. Another example, students could be inspired by a design challenge. They could be empowered to design and build a new playground for the school. Brainstorm what makes a perfect playground ...tunnels and cubbies or a pirate ship perhaps.
There will be prototypes and testing, mistakes will be made and students encouraged to try again. Project learning is a collaboration and the process is guided by teachers. We recommend sharing what the students learn, and their creations, with the school community, families or on twitter to inspire others.
You can also share your classroom experience here:
Makedo in the Classroom