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Hackathons as a New Pedagogy

Hackathons as a New Pedagogy | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The hackathon, a hands-on, solution-based development model with similarities to PBL, inquiry-based learning, STEAM, and design thinking, could become the ideal 21st-century learning opportunity.
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Hackathons: Combine project-based learning, inquiry learning, design and STEM activities. Find out how one school district has organized 2 hackathons-plus you'll find lots of links for setting up your hackathon. 

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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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Starting May/June/July: Free (MOOC) Courses for Teachers and Educators

Starting May/June/July: Free (MOOC) Courses for Teachers and Educators | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
I've found a few excellent MOOC's (Massive Online Open Classes) starting in May, June and July, that are free and easy to register for. Most courses are a few weeks, others are longer. You decide how much you want to contribute to your course, too.
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I'm interested in the edX May 27 course about teaching with Open Educational Resources (OER). Plus you can take free online courses about teaching with STEM, inquiry based learning, and online teaching.


I've taken the Canvas.net Teaching Online: Reflections on Practice course and thought it was very well done.

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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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