Bringing Inquiry-Based Learning Into Your Class

Bringing Inquiry-Based Learning Into Your Class

Adopting an inquiry-based learning (IBL) approach in my classroom has been the most meaningful change I have made in my teaching. The benefit of increased student agency in learning, the authentic connections we make to the world around us, and the 21st-century skills IBL nurtures are great reasons to explore how inquiry can enhance what you are doing in your classroom.

Teaching Information Literacy Now

Teaching Information Literacy Now

By Laura Gardner on Last week, a new study from Stanford University revealed that many students are inept at discerning fact from opinion when reading articles online. The report, combined with the spike in fake and misleading news during the 2016 election, has school librarians, including me, rethinking how we teach evaluation of online sources to our students.

Next Generation of Online Education: “Learn by Doing” in a Digital World

Next Generation of Online Education: “Learn by Doing” in a Digital World

Dimensional Learning Solutions has interactive online courses that allow students, their parents, schools and organizations to “learn by doing.” Find out more and view courses here. Gone are the days of digital textbooks and lectures. There are approximately 2.7 million students enrolled in online courses in the U.S.

Why the Fastest Learners Are Always Busy

Why the Fastest Learners Are Always Busy

What learning strategies do “quick learners” follow? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Lukas Schwekendiek, life coach, speaker, and writer, on Quora: Quick learners do not learn faster because they know some secret way of learning.

Technology in the Hands of Underserved Students

What a Decade of Education Research Tells Us About Technology in the Hands of Underserved Students (EdSurge News)

Despite all the celebratory rhetoric around our nation's declining dropout rates, during a given year, nearly 20% of students expected to graduate do not. Furthermore, according to John Hopkins and Civic Enterprises, “unacceptably low levels of minority, low-income, English Language Learners,

What’s changed: Ten reflections on ten years of technology use in education

What’s changed: Ten reflections on ten years of technology use in education

illuminating things in Seoul Earlier this month, the Korea Education Research & Information Service (KERIS) hosted the tenth annual Global Symposium on ICT Use in Education in Seoul. For the past decade, the World Bank and the Korean Ministry of Education have co-sponsored this event as part of a longstanding strategic partnership exploring uses of technology in education, together with other partners.

6 Future Learning Scenarios: How Education May Look Beyond Today

6 Future Learning Scenarios: How Education May Look Beyond Today

One cannot begin to imagine future learning scenarios if we can’t see where we’ve come from. I remember sitting at my desk with my textbook and notebook open and the teacher at the front of the class lecturing. In the afternoon I would go home to reread the texts and notes, my eyes glazing over and my head nodding in exhaustion.

Does Gamification Education Really Improve Learning?

Does Gamification Education Really Improve Learning?

It seems that every app you come across these days integrates gamification to some level. And that’s fine for fitness trackers or personal finance tools, but is gamification really the best method for teaching? It turns out there is some science behind gamification education, and it might provide benefits beyond just getting students interested in the subject matter.