Your Complete Guide to Using Scenario-Based Learning in the ClassroomScenario-based learning is an approach to learning based on an authentic scenario that mirrors real-life situations, issues, and decision-making. While it can’t replace real-world experience, it can help students understand the complexities involved in real-world problems.
How to Help Students Form Rich, High-Quality Inquiry QuestionsSometimes the trickiest part about beginning an inquiry unit is developing deep, high-quality inquiry questions with your students. Below are some ways to make those distinctions with your students and help them to form rich, complex, and high-quality inquiry questions.
Simple Strategies for Supporting Aspergers Students with Inquiry LearningThere are many characteristics of inquiry learning that appeal to students with Aspergers. Below are some strategies to use in the classroom to support these students to make inquiry learning fun and meaningful for them.1
It would take 50 million years to recover New Zealand's lost bird speciesHalf of New Zealand's birds have gone extinct since humans arrived on the islands. Many more are threatened. Now, researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on August 5 estimate that it would take approximately 50 million years to recover the number of bird species lost since humans first colonized New Zealand.3
Using Inquiry to Teach Social Justice in the ClassroomThe aim of social justice is to achieve a just and equitable society. An increasingly important task that educators have is helping students understand what a just and equitable society looks like, and how students can make that happen.1
Take Your Next Field Trip Using Google MapsSpread the loveWhat do the Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef, and Japan’s Iwami Silver Mine have in common? They are all exploration sites that have been recorded in Google Maps. Google Classroom offers an impressive arsenal of interactive educational services such as games, presentations, and timelines. One of the most inspiring tools in the Google suite may be Google Maps. It can take your students anywhere, from the doors of their school to almost anywhere in the world. Google Maps lends itself to thought-provoking discussions about geography, cultures, and people. Check out some of these popular sites and activities. […]
Photographer Spends Years Capturing Poignant Portraits of Animals on the Brink of ExtinctionThe fate of endangered animals is a global issue. It's one that photographer Tim Flach brings to life in his book, Endangered. In it, he snaps striking endangered animal photos that give a humanity to the fragile species. Unromanticized, these images encourage us to take action to help the creatures flourish.1.2k
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the Women Cryptographers Who Fought WWII at the Intersection of Language and Mathematics“Virtually as soon as humans developed the ability to speak and write, somebody somewhere felt the desire to say something to somebody else that could not be understood by others.”172