Yesterday I shared the basics of what Project-based Learning is and key things to include when planning your own PBL units. Today I thought I might offer some resources to help with planning these types of learning activities and tools that may help when implementing Project-based Learning units for both a facilitator (you) and learner. Since a lot of you are eMINTS teachers I also included some extra technology tools you may find helpful.
- Edutopia has videos that overview and show examples of Project-based learning activities in action.
- Wikipedia has an article dedicated to Project-Based Learning although it is noted that the article still needs minor improvements in working and references.
- Global SchoolNet: PBL Success Stories highlights online projects listed on GSN.org. To find other online projects your class could participate in visit the GSN website
- The Buck Institute for Education offers educators what they call FreeBIEs including planning forms, student handouts, rubrics, and articles free for educators to download and use while designing PBL units.
- Math Projects has a listing of math projects connected to real life.
- High Tech High shares PBL projects listing including videos and other descriptions of student created projects.
- g2 the Global Generation Project is one middle & high school’s website documenting their work to create a project-based school environment. Be sure to check out their projects.
- PBL Checklists is another tool from 4teachers.org share timesaving educational resources that use technology to improve instruction across all content areas and grade levels.
- Collaborative Tools – Google Docs, Titan Pad, Bubbl.us, Wallwisher, Corkboard.me
- Online Rubrics – Rubistar & Recipes4Success Rubric Maker (start from scratch or from a template to create your own rubrics), Intel’s Assessing Projects (find assessment tools for 21st Century Skills)
What tools and resources do you think should be included in this list? Leave a comment and share your favorite PBL links.
Brooke Higgins is an instructional specialist with the eMINTS National Center. You can read more at her blog Higgins Helpful Hints Blog.