Project-based learning, or PBL, is a student-driven teaching method that calls for students to design and engage in projects focused on real-world problems and challenges. But while PBL is a trusted strategy for increasing student engagement, it's not always easy to orchestrate. The apps and websites we're highlighting this week help both teachers and students keep track of, complete, and assess projects in PBL classrooms.
For teachers new to this strategy and extra short on time, Educurious offers many quality lessons, as well as a community of experts for guidance and support. Math teachers interested in PBL will love Mathalicious, which showcases lessons on real-world math, from sports statistics to the odds of finding life on other planets. And to keep projects organized, portfolio tools like Seesaw: The Learning Journal and WeLearnedIt allow students to submit, save, and share all the awesome work they've done. Project-based learning promotes a classroom of curiosity, and these tools will help launch projects from question to conclusion and back again.