PjBL Toolkit


The aim of this toolkit is to introduce different digital and social media as complementary ways to writing and face to face conversations which can help you can engage with ongoing feedback, communication during the project, and embracing reflective practice as a daily habit.

Writing is typically how many of us take notes and organise our thinking. It can take the form of descriptive writing where we simply write what we have done; it can be reflective writing where we consider why and how we felt; and it can also be analytical writing where we consider more deeply how we might do things differently.


However writing doesn’t always come easily to everyone. Within the Project Based Learning Toolkit, we will consider a variety of different ways in which we can capture our thoughts. Examples include:

video, audio, mind maps, sketch notes, and a variety of apps and social media.

For group projects, it may not always be easy to meet up, so online social media may provide collaborative spaces to communicate. Examples include:

Google Apps, Trello, Slack, Whats App, Facebook Groups.

By considering a project in the seven suggested stages (from defining the project question, right through to evaluating the project itself), it is possible to focus on useful approaches that are relevant for each stage.

Go to the drop down menu above and look at each of the stages. Here you will find tips and suggestions for tools that you may like to try. The seven stages have been identified as:

  1. Question

  2. Plan

  3. Research

  4. Produce

  5. Improve

  6. Present

  7. Evaluate