16 Questions To Help Students Brainstorm Project-Based Learning – Education Article

16 Questions To Help Students Brainstorm Project-Based Learning by Terry Heick We’ve written about inquiry-based learning in the past, as well as its mother project-based learning, and its more complex cousin self-directed learning. So it made sense to take a look at challenge-based learning–the process of anchoring the learning process through problems–usually local, authentic, and personal to the student. This is a kind of place-based education that takes a project-based approach that begins and ends with the student and their respective and self-examined citizenships.…

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Using Immersive Stimuli to Drive Student Inquiry – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

The following post was written by 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Sarah Harris, a K-12 social studies curriculum specialist and middle school teacher, after her expedition to Antarctica. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity for pre-K–12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. Sarah observes a gentoo penguin colony on Barrientos Island. Photo by Peg Keiner As student inquiry becomes a primary focus of social studies and science instruction, educators across the nation are designing…

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 150 Deeper Thinking Through Inquiry And Art – – Education Article

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 150 Deeper Thinking Through Inquiry And Art Drew Perkins talks with Nicola Giardina about her book and work with educators using her “Pyramid of Inquiry” to pull deeper learning and thinking through art. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Listen and subscribe on: Also available on Google Music for subscribers! Thank You For Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you…

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Cultivating a Sense of Wonder with Early Elementary Students – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

The following post was written by 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Breigh Rhodes, a STEM specialist and elementary school teacher, after her expedition to Antarctica. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity for pre-K–12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. Breigh responds to students’ questions about Antarctica. Photo by Tammy Wood Scientist and author Rachel Carson wrote in The Sense of Wonder, “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he…

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A Transdisciplinary Approach to Design – Education Rickshaw – Education Article

In 1975, a couple of phycologists confirmed an interesting hypothesis: If you send a learner underwater in a scuba suit to memorize a list of words, they will remember those words better when tested underwater than when tested on land. But if the learner learns the words on land, they will remember them better on land than underwater. The principle became known as the encoding specificity principle; Learning content is associated with learning context (Martinez, 2010). What are the implications…

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Nature inquiries with iNaturalist – Mr. Hill’s Musings – Education Article

iNaturalist is a fantastic site for identifying and appreciating living things in your area. The app is available on iOS and Android. When photographs of wildlife are uploaded, the iNaturalist community will identify them and more information is provided. In addition, the data collected on the app is used by scientific data repositories to monitor species and their populations. Using iNaturalist is interesting and fun, but our additions also contribute to important biodiversity studies. Win-win! How does iNaturalist work? After downloading…

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A Transdisciplinary Approach to Design – Education Rickshaw – Education Article

In 1975, a couple of phycologists confirmed an interesting hypothesis: If you send a learner underwater in a scuba suit to memorize a list of words, they will remember those words better when tested underwater than when tested on land. But if the learner learns the words on land, they will remember them better on land than underwater. The principle became known as the encoding specificity principle; Learning content is associated with learning context (Martinez, 2010). What are the implications…

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