Thursday, March 27, 2014

More schools become engaged with inquiry based learning. Enjoy! Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief

Colo. educators use inquiry-based lessons to support STEM
Teachers in Colorado who are taking part in the Colorado Champions for STEM Education Leadership Academy are learning best practices for teaching science, technology, engineering and math. Strategies focus, in part, on using inquiry-based lessons in the classroom. "It pushes me to be a better teacher and think about things in a different way, outside the box," fourth-grade teacher Katie Poulsen said. The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) (3/23)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Here is a great article that supports the process of guided inquiry. Enjoy! Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Should schools direct some library funds to technology?

In this blog post, educator Bill Ferriter writes that, with limited funds for library resources, it might be 
better to direct money to technology rather than purchasing nonfiction content on a limited number of topics. At issue, he writes, is that libraries offer limited content and hours when students can access the information. High-tech devices and access to the Web would expand the scope of resources, which they can access at any time. Center for Teaching Quality/The Tempered Radical blog (3/13)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Looking for some new ideas about for using technology in your classroom? Here are some great ideas from education-technology leaders. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

Who are some of the top education-technology leaders to follow on Twitter?
For educators interested in the latest in educational technology, several cutting-edge leaders are posting resources, information and ideas about digital learning on Twitter, according to the author of this blog post. Suggested leaders to follow include Mark Brumley, an education-technology leader committed to 21st-century learners and their teachers, plus Shelly Terrell and other founders of #Edchat. Edudemic (2/27)