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Six Learning Methods Every Teacher Should Know

After writing about the 14 techy concepts  every teacher should know aboutEducational Technology and Mobile Learning is providing you with a list of learning methods together with their definitions. Knowing about these methods and employing them in your classroom will definitely make a difference in your teaching practics. Check them out below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy

1-Inquiry-Based Learning
This is a learning process that is based on inquiry or asking questions. Through asking challenging questions learners get intrinsically motivated to start delving deeper to find answers for these questions and in doing so they are exploring new avenues of knowledge and insight.
As you can see in the graphic below inquiry-based learning is a cyclical learning process composed of many different stages starting with asking questions and results in asking more questions. Inquiry based learning is not just asking questions, but it is a way of converting data and information into useful knowledge. A useful application of inquiry based learning involves many different factors, which are, a different level of questions, a focus for questions, a framework for questions, and a context for questions.

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/03/6-learning-methods-every-21st-century.html

 

Standards Based Grading

Standards Based Grading Resources:

1. cybraryman: http://cybraryman.com/grading.html (Ton of info on all sorts of stuff)

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMJ-vEl4WB8 (video: How Much Should Homework Count)

3. http://thoughts.russgoerend.com/post/48083268138/i-do-and-i-dont-on-common-core-and-posted-learning
(Explanation of a school’s process)

4. Video Series Explainer: http://iowatransformed.com/2012/10/02/standards-based-grading-a-video-series-explainer/

5. http://mgleeson.edublogs.org/2013/04/28/ipurpose-before-ipad/ (talking about Learning before you talk about the iPad)

6. Making the Grades from ASCD: http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol5/503-newvoices.asp