Using Google Forms With

Problem Based Learning


What is Problem Based Learning?

Problem-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered pedagogy in which students learn about a subject through the experience of creating a problem. Students learn both thinking strategies and domain knowledge.

Why Do Problem Base Learning ?

The PBL Process

  • The Beginning
  • The Scenario
  • Collect Resources
  • Solving the Problem
  • Assessment
  • Debrief

Google Tools

Google Maps

Google Talk

Google Hangout

Google Earth

Student Choice & Student Voice

About Us

You have taken on the role of a travel agent. Your task is to plan a trip from a state on the east coast to Los Angeles, California on the west coast. As a travel agent you want to make your trip the shortest distance possible, spend the least amount of money and make the trip as interesting as possible.

You must meet the following conditions:

  • You must visit at least four states
  • You visit must document at least four historical or scenic places

(pictures and a brief description)

  • You can only spend $1000 for Travel (Hotel and Gas)
  • You can only spend $350.00 for food
  • You only have seven days to travel

A Protype

A Protype-Continued

  • Write a report descriping your route that your chose and why.
  • Include how much money was spent with data charts
  • Include your resources (cited websites, Google hangouts/Talks, books,)
  • Create a survey for feedback about your trip


  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Geography
  • Data Analysis/Statistics
  • Reading
  • Technology

Get to Know Your Neighbourhood

Use Google Maps to locate your school.  Zoom in to Street View and let students take a virtual tour to their homes. 
Mark them with map pins.
Measure distance traveled using the labs measurement feature.

Michael Fawcett


  • About Problem Based Learning

  • About Google Tools


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