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The Top 7 Online PBL Resources

The Top 7 Online PBL Resources

Whether you’re just getting started with Project Based Learning (PBL) or you have some experience, it’s essential that you keep up to date with the best PBL resources available. From helping you gain a greater understanding of the methodology to providing project ideas and lesson plans, online PBL resources can give you the support you need to succeed in the classroom. We’ve scoured the internet to find the best PBL resources available. Here’s what we found:

  1. Edutopia

This fantastic website covers everything from the basics of PBL to in-depth articles discussing useful techniques and common problems. In addition to articles and blogs, this website includes videos which can be great for professional development activities. This authoritative website also runs a curated Pinterest board devoted to PBL.

  1. The Buck Institute

The Buck Institute is a nonprofits organization dedicated to helping teachers learn how to use PBL. Their website is full of resources, professional development materials and practical tools for teachers to use. You’ll find articles, downloadable content, videos and even a project library to help you find inspiration and ideas for what to work on with your class. Make sure you also check out their project planner, which is a tool to help you ensure that your project meets the basic PBL requirements.

  1. PBL-Online

Developed by the Buck Institute and other partners, PBL-Online provides excellent guidance for teachers who are implementing or want to implement PBL. One particularly helpful section discusses teaching online using PBL principles.

  1. Houghton Mifflin’s Project-Based Learning Space

Learn the basics of PBL and find some easy projects to start with as you begin using PBL your classroom. This resource is a great place to start if you know nothing at all about PBL. You can get a sense of the main concepts easily without reading through numerous articles.

  1. West Virginia Department of Education Teach 21 Project Based Learning

This PBL project library is a fantastic resource for educators. Find sample lessons for every grade level and subject area. However, it’s advisable to look for projects that don’t necessarily fall within your grade level for inspiration purposes. You can always revise the requirements and final goals to meet your student’s needs and level.

  1. 21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

This blog written and run by Michael Gorman, a national faculty member for the Buck Institute, is a gem. Gorman is a highly sought out speaker and presenter for PBL related topics. He shares a wealth of information, tips, techniques and experiences that are helpful for both new and experienced PBL teachers.

  1. Professional Development for Teachers

Our library is constantly growing with great advice for implementing PBL in the classroom. We also provide helpful project ideas to inspire you as you plan your lessons and projects. Be sure to check out all of our blogs tagged “PBL.”


PBL is the way of the future in teaching. As teachers, we must constantly strive to continue in our own learning to better serve our students. We hope you’ll find these resources helpful on your PBL journey. What’s your favorite PBL resource? Share it with us in the comments.