Do you purposely plan your lessons with your students’ “interests” in mind? If not, you should start doing so immediately.
There is a lot of information out there about inquiry-based learning: what it is, how effective it is, and so on. However, a question that many have is, “how can inquiry-based learning be used with digital activities?” Let’s look at some examples of how to combine inquiry-based and digital learning.
Thinking is hard. At least, that is what our students tend to believe. They sigh when we ask them to complete a research assignment, or to write an analytical essay. Even the most basic questions asked of them, can be responded with a grunt.
The flipped classroom allows students to build background knowledge outside school, freeing up time for more hands-on learning in the classroom.
Film Day! When I was in grade school and high school, “film day” was always great.
The journey to digital can feel like a long spaghetti western film at times, but it’s worth it.
How to ditch the textbook and go with a non-traditional curriculum for social studies.
Using discussion boards can be an excellent way to engage students with important middle and high school social studies content.