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Inquiry in the Classroom: 7 Simple Tools To Get You Started

Inquiry in the Classroom: 7 Simple Tools To Get You Started | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
We know certain characteristics can be encouraged, but not taught, like curiosity. But teachers who use an inquiry based approach can provide techniques that help students learn the questions to ask that may spark a natural interest.
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Nice descriptions of the seven steps, plus 7 tech tool suggestions, one to use for each step

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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the role of the school?

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Nice tips for setting up your students for discovery, versus lecturing about facts.

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Reinventing School From the Ground Up For Inquiry Learning

Reinventing School From the Ground Up For Inquiry Learning | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Can inquiry-based and project-based learning exist in a traditional industrial-age school? It may be time for schools to invent fresh ecosystems designed specifically for inquiry.
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Now is the time to push for a change in how we teach and help our students learn..

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How Professors Can Bolster Inquiry in College Using K-12 Tech Tricks

How Professors Can Bolster Inquiry in College Using K-12 Tech Tricks | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Simple technology tools can enhance the learning experience in the college setting.
 

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The instructor used Skype, screencasting, Prezi, and online blogging with his students while teaching his course in religion.

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Math and Inquiry: The Importance of Letting Students Stumble

Math and Inquiry: The Importance of Letting Students Stumble | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
For subjects like math and foreign language, which are traditionally taught in a linear and highly structured context, using more open-ended inquiry-based models can be challenging.
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Parents and teachers may not be used to students stumbling, but they seem to be learning more deeply..using inquiry-based learning.

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