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After many failures, half-successes, and mid-unit surrenders I think I’ve finally figured out a solid way to incorporate differentiation into my project-based group engineering units.  I think this kind of timeline could work with any long-term project-based unit. First, here is a broad outline of my recent Wind Turbine Unit. Define the objectives, criteria, and […]

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My students have become very adept at using Google Docs to collaboratively write reports and build presentations.  Last week I upped the ante a little and asked them to use the comment feature on Google Docs to request feedback from their teammates and respond to their teammates’ requests. I also went through the documents each […]

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The feedback I have been giving on major projects (research papers, proposals, design reports), which account for the majority of my students grades, has been clear and detailed (highlighted rubric and written comments on the paper) but not timely.  It typically takes me a week or more to finish grading projects and students don’t get […]

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