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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | preschool STEM | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 11, 2015 4:03 PM

When we ask students to become better questioners we are asking them to use critical thinking skills. The infographic/visual above is based on an article published by Edutopia called 5 Ways to Help Students Become Better Questioners. The post, by Warren Berger, suggests five ideas to encourage learners to ask more questions:

* Make it safe.

* Make it "cool"

* Make it fun

* Make it rewarding

* Make it stick

Additional information is found in the post.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 19, 2015 1:29 PM

Because student questions and curiosity should drive the learning. @ramusallam

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How to Make Infographics Work for eLearning Courses (Tips & Tricks)

How to Make Infographics Work for eLearning Courses (Tips & Tricks) | preschool STEM | Scoop.it

"But before you blindly jump on the infographics bandwagon and splatter your course with these visuals, make sure that you stock up on information about how they work and when to use them. Badly-designed infographics or placing them out of context can increase the cognitive load of a course. So here's the lowdown on infographics."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 26, 2015 11:11 PM

Infographics seem to be everywhere today, and educators are taking note and using them with students. This post provides information on the use of infographics for elearning, but the same concepts apply to face2face learning. The post is divided three sections that include:

* When to use infographics

* When NOT to use infographics

* 6 tips to create effective and stunning infographics

Additional resources are included in the post. If you are designing or revising a course and have not made use of infographics that post may provide you with ideas on how to best incorporate this form of visual learning into your curriculum. And if you currently use infographics check it out to learn more.

jane fullerton's curator insight, March 29, 2015 10:26 AM

Awesome resource for a quick how to tutorial on infographics!

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Blocks, puzzles help kids prep for school and life - SAMAA TV

Blocks, puzzles help kids prep for school and life - SAMAA TV | preschool STEM | Scoop.it
Blocks, puzzles help kids prep for school and life SAMAA TV Although so-called "screen-based" entertainment - including computers, video games and cell phones - can keep young kids occupied, technology is less effective than more traditional toys...
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QR Codes in the Classroom

If you find a link that is not working, please let me know the title and I will fix it! Thank you!

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callooh's curator insight, April 10, 2013 8:54 PM

A plethora of links on QR codes in the classroom along with some tools for generating/reading them

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Knox kids explore world of science, technology, engineering, math

Seventy students in grades two to seven arrived Monday morning at Hardin Valley Academy to explore the world of science, technology, engineering and math. Th...
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Ten Reflective Questions to Ask at the End of Class

Ten Reflective Questions to Ask at the End of Class | preschool STEM | Scoop.it
Use these ten reflective questions at the end of class to help learners deepen their understandings of themselves and their work.

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MARÍA JOSEFINA AGUILAR LEO's curator insight, March 19, 2015 2:10 PM

añada su visión ...

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Mary Cunningham's curator insight, April 4, 2015 12:35 PM

These would be great questions for the end of any and all PD sessions we do!

Maybe they should take the place of the surveys we usually do?

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15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning - InformED

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning - InformED | preschool STEM | Scoop.it
What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do to

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 14, 2015 11:08 PM

How do we learn? New research continues to inform us and we should help our learners discover that making some shifts in their practices may lead them to being more successful learners. This post provides "fifteen steps towards a better brain."

Four of the steps are below.

* Laughter boosts brain function.

* You can improve your memory with one simple step.

* Bilingual brains process information better.

* Higher vocab increases cognition

Some of the steps in this post may be new to you. Each is explained in more detail in the post, and every step includes at least one (or more) links to additional information.

As you read through think about what you can do in your classroom to help your learners and yourself "build a better brain."

Lisa Gorman's curator insight, March 5, 2015 7:25 PM

An excellent article for parents of children or indeed ADULTS who are interested in maximising their learning... lots of references to brain-based studies for your exploration here!

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One iPad in the classroom: 10 Ideas - The ICT Advisors

One iPad in the classroom: 10 Ideas - The ICT Advisors | preschool STEM | Scoop.it
You may be lucky enough to have one iPad in your classroom, but unlucky enough not to have access to a class set.


Here are 10 free ideas to help you and your pupils get the very best out of the one iPad in the classroom."


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Theophilus's curator insight, March 19, 2014 4:03 AM

What I like about this idea is the centrality of learning as opposed to the centrality of the device. We've discovered that sharing a device have far-reaching and positive possibilities for networking, interaction, teamwork and collaboration in the formal learning environment. OLPC is an example of a notion that goes the other way - individualism, not to mention, the complexities when trying to enable young learners to focus.

Don Breedwell's curator insight, March 23, 2014 3:48 PM

We will be deploying iPads after Spring break. Timely article.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 2014 7:46 PM

Very useful ideas. I think I will try applying some of these to my classroom. 

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QR codes: A treasure hunt | Technology and lang...

QR codes: A treasure hunt | Technology and lang... | preschool STEM | Scoop.it
Here's another classroom idea for using mobile devices and QR codes.

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Rani En Baslis's curator insight, January 15, 2014 8:13 PM

Qr codes......are awesome features for learning

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Introducing STEM to Preschool - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Hatch is launching a line of complete STEM kits for Preschool! Help early education learners make science and math fun through learning about robots.
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