In PBL students explore real-world problems and challenges, collaborate with peers, employ critical thinking and then communicate their findings. Throughout the exploration students have a choice of the process and the end product(s).
What is PBL?: http://www.bie.org/
The Online Resources for PBL: http://pbl-online.org/
PBL Checklist: http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/index.shtml
PBL? Am I doing it right? http://plpnetwork.com/2012/07/13/pbl-right/
Six Benefits to Project Based Learning and Technology Integration
PBL: Explained: http://youtu.be/LMCZvGesRz8
An introduction to PBL: http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning-introduction-video
PBL: An overview: http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning-overview-video
Resources for PBL activities
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Education
STEM Education Resource Center
Lockheed Martin STEM education
Project Lead The Way
http://www.pltw.org/ Access activities that prepare students for global economy.
Resources for Designing a PBL
http://pbl-online.org/pathway2.html Step by step instructions on how to design a project that will engage students.