Here are some resources to support you in your PBL endeavors.
A staple of any project-based learning classroom, rubrics keep teachers and students focused and organized with clearly stated guidelines. The links below provide checklists and templates for designing effective project-based rubrics.
Check out these planning forms and student handouts from the Buck Institute for Education:
Multimedia Presentation Tools
Here are some dynamic multimedia options for presenting student projects:
This versatile, browser-based tool enables students to combine blogging, videos, and photographs on interactive Google Earth and Google Maps.
This voiceover tool allows students to record their voices and spark discussion. Visit the the site to see a variety of ways it is currently used in the classroom.
Click here to learn about how podcasts can be used in the PBL classroom.
In many PBL classrooms, Edmodo is an indispensable tool for project management and assessment.
Diigo allows for collaborative reading and sharing of ideas. Students bookmark and share online articles and documents. Text is highlighted and comments on the text are embedded.
Evernote is a powerful organization tool. Students can set up folders by project or group, curate images, videos, audio notes, web pages, or text files, send notes and other files by email, and use as a document creator.
Mind Meister is a concept mapping tool that allows for collaborative brainstorming and concept analysis during project planning.
Google gives students, teachers, and project teams the tools they need to collaborate, create, and edit content simultaneously.