Building lesson plans with online education resources.
Teaching in this century requires the teacher to find and use online educational resources in order to promote collaborative learning communities among students as well drive an inquiry-based classroom.
Teachers use online educational resources to find not only extensions to planned curriculum but also to provide a question to begin inquiry based lessons, which can begin effectively with an article and a focus question.
Online Education Resources and Inquiry Based Lessons
At the Learning Haven teachers and parents have access to quality instructional materials that will expand the unit being studied or form which to great a complete unit of study. Learning Haven has articles on a subject, activities to accompany the article and games or projects to complete the unit. In addition, the site includes hot educational topics such as science fair projects to help the harried student and teacher find an original project. Complete with unit studies with cross-curricular links to cultural, history and social studies the Learning Haven allows teachers to work collaboratively. Lesson plans are submitted by teachers for teachers, which ensures the quality and links to national standards.
KIDSAPIENS.COM is focused at children, educators and parents who care about teaching children both at school and at home. One goal of KIDSAPIENS.COM is to collect a large amount of educational children’s resources for learning in all the subjects that a child must learn from nursery school through the end of primary school. A second goal is to facilitate the work of teachers by providing them with fast, easy and free access to these resources for children.
For over a decade, TeAchnology.com has been providing teachers with access to thousands of lesson plans, printable worksheet, web quests, as well as a worksheet, puzzle and rubric generator. The website is inclusive of grammar and secondary subjects along with educational games and simulators. The generators on the website allow a teacher to customize each rubric to the specific lesson plan saving a tremendous amount of time as well as creating clear and specific project guidelines for students. As a review aid, the puzzle generator allows a teacher to create a puzzle that encourages a student to think from the end back to the beginning of subject matter.
These are a few examples of online educational resources that allow a teacher to expand and reinforce educational subject matter so students are able to formulate solutions to problems and not just memorize information.