Create a Culture of Questioning and Inquiry I have often suggested to teachers that when students have access to technology, whether it is provided by the school in a 1:1, BYOD, or simply the smart phone in their pocket, there should never be a question that goes unanswered –or un-followed. These are teachable moments for how to effectively search for information (information literacy & digital literacy) and allowing the time for students to explore connected ideas brings more depth to the learning, and allows students to make sense of things as they combine new information what they already know and understand, as well as to identify misunderstandings. Questioning leads to synthesis. Template Why create lesson plans? Teachers create lesson plans to serve as guides in helping students achieve intended learning outcomes. Whether a lesson plan is in a particular format is not as relevant as whether or not the plan actually describes (1) what the teacher expects the student to know, understand and be able to do, (2) how the student will be engaged in the learning, and (3) what evidence the teacher will accept that the student has demonstrated mastery of the identified knowledge, skills and concepts noted. Plans that can be interpreted or implemented in many different ways are probably not well-designed lessons. A key component to developing a quality lesson plan is specificity. A well-written lesson plan contains a set of elements that are descriptive in process.
Inquiry-Based Lesson Plans Inquiry Learning Student understanding is the central focus of inquiry learning. Students actively participate in inquiry learning experiences by developing questions and investigating to find solutions. Teachers facilitate learning as students engage in active problem solving, the construction of meaning and the communication of new understandings to students, teachers or other important adults.
Parts of the body - vocabulary For a long time I felt that I was missing a post on this site on parts of the body. But I wasn’t inspired enough to close this gap. Fortunately, a few days ago Jason Levine from FLUENCY MC published a wonderful video dealing with the relevant vocabulary. It got me started. This post is another result of a fruitful partnership between Engames and Fluency MC.
30 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Bad While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I often fall into a few word traps. For example, "who" and "whom." I rarely use "whom" when I should. 36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads 36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs. In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves.
Inquiry Based Science Lesson Plans Exemplars inquiry-based investigations provide teachers and administrators with a way of teaching and assessing science-process and communication skills. Our performance tasks are classroom tested and can be used for assessment, instruction and/or professional development. Investigations have been reviewed and approved by NSTA Recommends. Science material features: Truly, open-ended performance tasks that encourage students to communicate their thinkingStandards-based rubrics that focus on science processes and communicationAnnotated anchor papers that accompany each investigationTeaching notes to guide instruction and assessmentAlignments to NGSS, state, national (STEM, AAAS and NRC) and provincial standards, as well as leading science kits and literature links
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Transports Pronunciation / Listening : Solar-Powered Plane to Fly Around the World - Article + Audio + Video - 3 February 2015 "Pilots flew an earlier model of the plane from Switzerland to Morocco and across the United States. They plan to fly the new version, the SI-2, around the Earth in 25 flying days over a five month period. The project will show renewable energy and clean technologies can be used anywhere." Let's talk about the UK (still with Scotland) At the beginning of the new school year teachers usually explain to their students what they are going to study. Sometimes efl teachers not only teach grammar but also British culture, so one of the first cultural topics they discuss with their students are the geography of the UK and its form of government. Here you can find an interactive mindmap, a digital poster and a collection of useful websites, just to simplify the work. Click on the Glogster digital poster below, you will find general information about the United Kingdom and some videos.
How BYOD Programs Can Fuel Inquiry Learning Digital Tools Erin Scott Launching a Bring Your Own Device program can be both exhilarating and scary.