Doug Stowe looks at the difference between integrated thematic instruction and project based learning, reflecting on where uses of technologies might be applicable
My own observation is that as students mature, particularly reaching 7th and 8th grades, they become less engaged in fantasy, and more difficult to successfully engage in things that are not real. That is why I think we need to come up with some great, noble, compelling notions to drive student interest. What are those notions? We may need to listen to them for guidance.