Strategies for Learning

Last updated 30 March, 2018.
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Online Learning

 ***New*** The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning
Well-planned online learning experiences are meaningfully different from courses offered online in response to a crisis or disaster. Colleges and universities working to maintain instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic should understand those differences when evaluating this emergency remote teaching.

How to optimise online learning in the age of Coronavirus
Andrew Martin, Professor of Educational Psychology, School of Education, University of New South Wales, Australia, offers a five-point guide for educators in the face of COVID-19.

General Strategies

10 Essential Self-Directed Learning Questions Every Learner Can Use
In any kind of learning, asking the best questions possible yields both vital knowledge discovery and powerful personal insights for the learner.

8 ways to help older kids develop a sense of imagination
Because imaginative thinking hones creativity and improves students’ social and emotional skills, it’s something that teachers and schools should fold into their planning.Researcher Wendy Ostroff identified several strategies teachers can adopt to encourage older students to activate their dormant imaginations.

Underutilized Teaching Ideas
Sharing quality work samples with students. With an overview of multiple classes and access to numerous work samples, teacher librarians are well positioned to help teachers build a portfolio of excellence to support this strategy.

The SAMR Model
You can use SAMR to reflect on how you're integrating technology into your classroom. Is it an act of Substitution? Augmentation? Modification? Or Redefinition?  Coupling of the SAMR model and Bloom’s Taxonomy 
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The Best Critical Thinking Prompts for Your Inquisitive Learners’ Projects
This series of fill-in-the-blank prompts can be used by teachers to create lessons, students to create projects–or teachers to collaborate with students to create lessons–or projects.

3 tips for maintaining teacher sanity while building independent learners
We all have the class that just doesn’t hear the directions or even worse, yet all the more common, is the chorus of repetitive questions Three strategies and an infographic will help change this.

Comics belong in the classroom
Comic books and graphic novels belong in every teacher's toolkit, says cartoonist and educator Gene Luen Yang. Set against the backdrop of his own witty, colorful drawings, Yang explores the history of comics in American education -- and reveals some unexpected insights about their potential for helping kids learn.

Emojis, memes and selfies actually enhance childhood literacy
Research by Australian Catholic University’s Kathy Mills finds that emojis, memes and selfies might not be killing the English language after all, but indicates they could actually boost the literacy skills of primary school kids.

Anchor Charts 101: Why and How to Use Them - A primer for newbies!
An anchor chart is a tool that is used to support instruction (i.e. “anchor” the learning for students) in the classroom. As you teach a lesson, you create a chart, together with your students, that captures the most important content and relevant strategies. Anchor charts build a culture of literacy in the classroom by making thinking—both the teacher’s and students’—visible.

10 Tips for Your Best Flipped Learning Classroom Activities
As the modern classroom continues to change and grow, the flipped classroom model continues to be redefined. When developing your own flipped learning classroom activities, there will be growing pains. However, you can be prepared for them if you are aware. To help you out, here are some solutions to help you get the best from making your own videos/screencasts.

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