Project based learning refers to a manner of instruction that allows students to explore the content in a more independent way. Often, students who struggle in the traditional classroom do well when provided with project based learning assignments. Technology is a major component in my classroom's projects. Today's students grew up in a very technological age, and computers are part of their daily lives and will continue to be as they move into adulthood and the workforce.
How do we know it works? http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning-research
Watch a 9 minute video showing an example of project based learning at work: http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning-overview-video
If you have further questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, call me at (712)328-6510, or send a note with your student.