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35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Childhood101

35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Childhood101 | Communication design | Scoop.it
I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources that I know will inspire and motivate both you and your students. The collection includes Lego, science, practical activity ideas, engineering, videos, animation, technology and a tonne of fun facts – so there is sure to be something for everyone!

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, May 16, 10:17 PM

Great resources and ideas can be found from this award winning blog.

Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, May 19, 8:12 AM
A collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources - including Lego, science, practical activity ideas, engineering, videos, animation, and technology - that will inspire and motivate both you and your students.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 24, 6:20 AM
This is  a good list of young STEM based integrated, 21st Century classroom resources for your teaching and learning environments.
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3 Simple Strategies For More Rigorous Instruction

3 Simple Strategies For More Rigorous Instruction | Communication design | Scoop.it

"In this posting, we’ll look at options to increase the depth of your instruction. What you’ll notice throughout the activities is a shift to student ownership of learning, as well as the need to think at higher levels to complete the activities."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 5, 2014 8:44 PM

Are you looking for ways to increase rigor in your classroom? This post provides three strategies as well as a number of examples to help you. The strategies are:

1. Design With Inquiry & Diversity

2. Have Students Create Videos–From Beginning To End

3. Use Virtual Tours

Additional detail is available in the post for each of the strategies and suggestions for adding rigor in ELA and math is also discussed. In fact, the final paragraph states asking "students to write riddles about words, rather than having them simply write a definition...requires students to think at higher levels to complete the activity." Adding rigor may not be as difficult as might think...but it may require that we rethink how we are teaching.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, March 6, 2014 12:23 AM

Definitely some good ideas worth initiating in the teaching program.