"The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs.
In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves.
Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image)."
Connected learning is a term I’ve been seeing a lot these days. As you all know, some trends take off, others stutter. Not everything ends up being the best of the best and works for everyone. I’m not sure how much of ‘connected learning’ is really a ‘thing’ versus the idea of leveraging certain concepts in your teaching style, but I have to say that I like a lot of what I read. The concepts are logical, relevant, and pretty basic – and you don’t have to make huge changes to your curriculum in order to put some of these ideas to use.
The handy infographic takes a more in depth look at connected learning. What are the main concepts, and why is it good in our classrooms? Simple and to the point – and that’s what we all want, right? What do you think – do the concepts of connected learning make sense? Do you already use them in your classroom to some degree? Could you see your self easily integrating these ideas? Leave a note in the comments!
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"In my last article, I discussed the inherent benefits of using digital images in the classroom, including strategies in which teachers can use them to promote student thought and performance.
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