Activity lists become even more powerful when you pair them with a real-world problem. If you send students home to solve a real-world problem, they'll become more engaged than compliant. Then, the activity list is less of an assignment and more of a path to their successful solution!
Consider launching a problem-based unit now to get students excited and invested in learning content. Address learning loss by having students solve fun real-world problems in order to create learning acceleration!
Here are a few problem-based Authentic Learning Units from our product, MyQPortal.
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Can a Frog, Turtle, and Fish Help Us? — K and 1st-grade students devise biomimicry inventions.
Oh the Places We Can Go! — 2nd- and 3rd-grade students design a dream vacation.
Butterfly Garden — 3rd- and 4th-grade students tackle butterfly extinction.
Digital Serfs — Who's got your stuff? Who owns the cloud? Are we becoming digital serfs? MS students will tell you!
Globalized Patient Care — MS/HS students develop resources for local doctors' offices to communicate with patients who do not speak English.
Hydro-Electric Power Source — HS students design plans for a human-made waterfall in their area.
Artistic Persuasion — HS students study artists who have made statements through their art and then create an original piece.
Improve, Don't Move! — HS CTE students design blueprints to create an addition to a house or building (in this case, perhaps, their own!).