I have a pretty massive list called The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas.

It’s filled with great stuff, but it’s also a bit unwieldy.

You’ll find a bunch of resources on Project-Based Learning and Problem-Based Learning there, but I thought it would be useful to create this separate list just focused on these two popular examples of group projects.  I’m also just including which links from that big lists that I think are most useful.

In case you’re wondering what the difference is between these two group learning activities, a simple way to explain the difference is Project-Based Learning can be used to describe a task that typically results in a concrete presentation.  Problem-Based Learning often has that as a result too, but the focus is on solving a particular problem.


This link will lead you to all my Ed Week columns on Project-Based Learning.

The Buck Institute has tons of resources.

How to Refine Driving Questions for Effective Project-Based Learning comes from Edutopia.

The Muppets Guide to Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a great post from Michael Milton.

Getting Started with Project-Based Learning (Hint: Don’t Go Crazy) is by Andrew Miller and appeared in Edutopia.

The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning is from Teach Thought.

Your PBL Journey: A Guide for Teachers is a publication from PBL Works.

“Doing a Project” vs. Project Based Learning is from PBL Works.

Feeling Stuck? How to Get Started with Your First Project is from PBL Works.

How to Create a Project Based Learning Lesson is from Cult of Pedagogy.

A Simple, Effective Framework for PBL is from Edutopia.

3 Steps to Getting Started With PBL is from Edutopia.

Essential Question Stems for Inquiry-Based Learning is from PenPals School Blog.

Learning Briefs — Series 2: Project-based Learning is from The Internationals Network.



Why Problem-Based Learning Is Better is by Tim Holt.

Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL is from Edutopia.

8 Steps To Design Problem-Based Learning In Your Classroom is from TeachThought.

Making Project-Based Learning More Accessible for Multilingual Students is by Tan Huynh.

All Learners All the Time: Project-Based Learning and Equity in the Internationals Network looks useful.