Project Pals

Designed to manage projects for students ranging from 3rd grade all the way to higher ed, this cool tool is coordinating collaborative work—and that’s just the beginning of what it can do for students. The tool can create project assets, import media, and visualize relationships within an interactive and collaborative workspace that is updated in real time.

At the end of a project, students have more than a shareable presentation—they have a knowledge library that they have built themselves and that they can reference and re-use for future projects.

One of the major challenges in implementing project-based learning (PBL) is assessing an individual’s contributions to a group project. This streamlines the process by providing teachers easy-to-read data and an analytics dashboard.

Teachers can also evaluate students within the platform using rubrics. When students have completed their work, projects can be shared with parents and added to a digital portfolio that serves as proof of knowledge throughout a student’s academic career. Educators find that getting students on board with the right resources for traditional projects cuts learning time. Projects Pals allows educators to upload and link all the resources students need at one time and in one place.

The platform features a catalog of reusable Common Core-aligned projects and assignments (such as George Washington and the Issue of Slavery and Photosynthesis) developed by other teachers and the Project Pals staff. Teachers can also create their own projects with this Cool Tool Award honoree. Learn more.

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