Created by Apple Distinguished Educators the One Best Thing collection of multi-touch books highlights the use of technology to transform teaching and learning. Two of the books focus on Challenge Based Learning (CBL). Written by participants in the Pilot and Implementation studies the books are excellent resources for CBL implementation.
Persuasive writing skills can be connected to purposeful experiences through the process of Challenge Based Learning. Students choose topics that personally matter to them and create written solutions to change people’s perceptions, thereby using their writing to “change the world.” Students not only develop persuasive writing and speaking skills, but also develop important skills in teamwork, initiative, and innovative thinking. Most importantly, students are transformed into activists doing meaningful work that carries on long after the last exam is scored.
Challenge Based Learning provides a strong framework for critical thinking and relevant learning. In order to assess this authentic learning, assessments must reflect and emphasize the process as well as the product. In this One Best Thing explore strategies for building authentic formative and summative assessments that align with CBL.
*These books are available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.