Instructional Strategies Websites

Quicklinks

General


Instructional Strategies for Literature-based Instruction
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/res/literacy/lit_ins4.html


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Cognitive

The Use of Scaffolds for Teaching Higher-Level Cognitive Strategies
http://www.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/journals/ed_lead/el_199204_rosenshine.pdf


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Collaborative/Cooperative

Conditions for Effective Collaborative Learning
http://tecfa.unige.ch/tecfa/research/CMC/colla/iccai95_14.html


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Critical Thinking

25 Critical Thinking Strategies for the Modern Learner
http://www.teachthought.com/learning/25-critical-thinking-strategies-for-the-modern-learner/

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Hands-On

Hands-On Is Minds-On
http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3751901
An article that address common questions and assessment concerns

Hands-On Activities
http://www.exploratorium.edu/explore/handson.html
A huge list of activities based on hands-on learning

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Inquiry Learning

Concept to Classroom
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/inquiry/
Leads you through an introduction to concepts of inquiry learning
 
 Institute for Inquiry
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ifi/resources/classroom/connect/bresnick.html
A video guide and other resources for inquiry-based science and english language development
 
How Does Technology Support Inquiry?
http://edtech2.boisestate.edu/drewyorb/504/drewyor_synthesis_final.pdf
A research article on using technology to support inquiry in math and science

Inquiry in the Middle School
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ifi/resources/classroom/connect/marrero.html
An article presenting the stages of inquiry from Middle School perspectives

The Power of Questioning
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ifi/resources/classroom/connect/cheong.html
An article by a fourth-grade teacher on how she got started with inquiry learning and how crucial it is to ask the right questions
 
The Socratic Method: Teaching by Asking Instead of by Telling
http://www.garlikov.com/Soc_Meth.html
An article on the Socratic/Inquiry method, and an example of it working in one teacher's math class


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Project Based

PBL Checklists
http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/checklist.shtml
Create printable checklists under the categories of Writing, Science, Oral Presentation, and Multimedia

Technology Supports for PBL
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/SER/Technology/ch8.html
An article on how technology helps the PBL model



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Technology Based

Calculator Lessons from Texas Instruments
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/archives/calculator_lessons.shtml
Some lesson plans/instructional technology strategies using Texas Instruments calculators
 
  
 
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