Engaging Students through Inquiry Oriented Learning and Technology

Author: Teresa Coffman
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607090716
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Engaging Students through Inquiry-Oriented Learning and Technology is designed for anyone interested in integrating both inquiry and technology as a tool into a teaching and learning environment. This book will provide easy to follow step by step procedures to both plan and create an inquiry activity that uses the Internet as a learning tool. Engaging Students through Inquiry-Oriented Learning and Technology provides an overview of inquiry learning and the benefits of inquiry learning strategies and methods in a classroom. This book will have readers working through strategies for integrating technology into a teaching and learning environment and at the same time personalizing the experience for the teacher so they can create activities and lessons for their specific curriculum needs. Readers of the Engaging Students through Inquiry-Oriented Learning and Technology book will be guided through the process of identifying objectives, big idea questions, finding resources, and building a web-based inquiry lesson that will include a webquest, web inquiry, and a telecollaborative activity. The book concludes with a section regarding assessment in inquiry oriented activities and an overview of inquiry activities using the Internet as a tool to engage learners in the process of learning. This book presents necessary information in a non-threatening format. Teachers can easily progress through this book and begin practicing building inquiry-oriented activities in a classroom to better meet the needs of their students.

Authentic Learning in the Digital Age

Author: Larissa Pahomov
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416619593
Format: PDF, Docs
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How can you create an authentic learning environment—one where students ask questions, do research, and explore subjects that fascinate them—in today’s standards-driven atmosphere? Author Larissa Pahomov offers insightful answers based on her experience as a classroom teacher at the Science Leadership Academy—a public high school in Philadelphia that offers a rigorous college-prep curriculum and boasts a 99 percent graduation rate. Pahomov outlines a framework for learning structured around five core values: inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation, and reflection. For each value, she presents: a detailed description of how the value can transform classroom practice and how a “digital connection” can enhance its application; a step-by-step outline for how to implement the value, with examples from teachers in all subject areas; solutions to possible challenges and roadblocks that teachers may experience; suggestions for how to expand the value beyond the classroom to schoolwide practice; and anecdotes from students, offering their perspectives on how they experienced the value in the classroom and after graduation. The framework is a guide, not a prescription, and middle and high school teachers—individually or as a team—can use it to structure whatever content and skills their current school or district requires. The book also includes suggestions for how to integrate technology into inquiry-based education, but the principles and approaches it describes can be applied successfully even in places without abundant technology. Both practical and inspiring, Authentic Learning in the Digital Age is an indispensable handbook for reinvigorating teaching and learning in a new era.

Using Inquiry in the Classroom

Author: Teresa Coffman
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610488539
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Using Inquiry in the Classroom: Developing Creative Thinkers and Information Literate Students provides an overview of inquiry learning and the importance of developing creative thinkers and information literate students in twenty-first-century education.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Format: PDF
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Inquiry Based Learning

Author: Teresa Coffman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475825692
Format: PDF
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This book focuses on learning and pedagogy around inquiry using technology as a cognitive tool. Specific inferences and applications of learning through an inquiry approach are explored and illustrations are drawn from educational settings.

Inquiry Based Learning for Faculty and Institutional Development

Author: Patrick Blessinger
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1784412341
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume covers the many issues and concepts of how inquiry-based learning (IBL) can be applied to faculty and institutional development. This volume serves as a conceptual and practical resource and guide for educators and offers practical examples of IBL in action and diverse strategies for how to implement IBL in different contexts.

Handbook of Research on Mobile Technology Constructivism and Meaningful Learning

Author: Keengwe, Jared
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522539506
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Advancements in technology in modern societies have resulted in an abundance of new educational tools and aids. Analyzing the effects of different mobile educational applications can provide insight into how technology can promote or discourage purposeful learning among students and educators alike. The Handbook of Research on Mobile Technology, Constructivism, and Meaningful Learning is a crucial scholarly resource that examines the use of newly-developed technology on classroom education. Featuring pertinent topics that include collaborative learning, social media integration, virtual reality, and critical thinking dispositions, this publication is ideal for educators, academicians, students, and researchers that are interested in expanding their knowledge on recent trends and technologies that are enhancing the educational field.

21st Century Skills Development Through Inquiry Based Learning

Author: Samuel Kai Wah Chu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811024812
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Dr Chu, Associate Professor, is Head of Division of Information & Technology Studies and Deputy Director of Centre for Information Technology in Education at the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. He has over 250 publications in the areas of IT in education, information and library science, school librarianship, academic librarianship and knowledge management. His over 40 projects have amounted to more than US$ 6 million in grant funding. He has received his Faculty's Outstanding Researcher Award and Knowledge Exchange Award.Dr Reynolds is Assistant Professor in the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University, and faculty affiliate of Center for International Scholarship on School Librarianship. Her research addresses the development of e-learning systems for formal and informal learning in a broad range of affinity spaces. Publishing in the fields of information science, educational technology and the learning sciences, she has grant funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and has received two faculty department awards. Miss Tavares is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education of The University of Hong Kong. She has published in the areas of 21st century skills learning, using educational technologies in promoting reading and writing, and social media in teacher professional development. She has received many awards in her teaching career, including her Faculty’s and University's Outstanding Teaching Award in 2016.Prof. Notari is a Professor at the University of Teacher Education in Bern, Switzerland and an honorary assistant professor at the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. He has published books and journal articles in the field of information technologies in education.Ms Lee is a secondary school English teacher in Hong Kong and a trained IB English Language and Literature teacher. She has published in the areas of 21st century skills learning, IT in education, and inquiry project based learning.