Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies for integrating technology into learning. Includes topics such as inquiry-based learning, differentiated instruction, project-based learning, design thinking, integrated studies, and more. Practical ideas for the classroom.

Practical Tips to Plan a Curriculum Unit With a Design Thinking Model

Do you need practical tips to create a project-based curriculum unit that follows a design thinking model? This post provides activities for each of the five steps including empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test. All ideas are for children and will fit easily into your lesson plans. To start, let’s review the purpose of design …

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Discover the 5 Simple Steps to Design Thinking in Education

Design thinking is a five-step model for creative problem solving that focuses on understanding people’s needs to develop products, services, policies, or strategies. This process finds solutions that balances what humans desire with what is possible and affordable. Design thinkers work in diverse fields including engineering, architecture, graphic design, game development, advertising, animation, video production, …

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5 Reasons to Use Fact Cards for Research

Environmental education tackles complex issues that can be made easier to understand using Environmental Fact Cards designed specifically for children, tweens, and teens. When teaching an environmental unit as part of a geography or science class one of the biggest stumbling blocks can be accessing reliable information online. Too often, students get bogged down in …

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