An interesting blog titled “6 Teaching Techniques You Should Know!” was recently posted by Examtime, discussing important teaching techniques expected (and in a number of studies, proven) to encourage greater student curiosity and engagement. These are:
1. Flipped classroom
2. Design thinking (Case method)
5. Social media
6. Free online learning tools
We believe Curriki is an important resource to support most or all of these techniques.
The flipped classroom encourages students to prepare for a lesson’s content ahead of time, before they cover it in the classroom. This allows for deeper understanding as the material is covered in class, and greater support of individualized learning. The abundance of resources on Curriki can be used by students as part of this preparatory phase at home.
Design thinking or the case method involves brainstorming, group activity, creative thinking and analysis. Curriki provides supplementary resources across the full range of K-12 subjects that can be pulled into this process.
Self-learning is enhanced when students reach out to a variety of information sources beyond the course textbook. Natural curiosity can lead to other ways of looking at a concept and can help to reinforce the learning objectives of a course’s core curriculum.
Gamification is of course a great way to build engagement in a topic, if the game is well-designed and relevant. Curriki has game resources for math, science, engineering, health, language arts and other subjects.
Curriki is a social media site! We have over 700 groups for collaboration and sharing of ideas, and the underlying Curriki philosophy of free, open educational resources makes collaboration much easier. For example, resources can be modified or enhanced, and these enhanced resources can be shared with others via Curriki.
Free online learning tools? Well that’s what we are, a repository of over 52,000 free online learning tools and resources, available to anyone with Internet access. Nine million people have already visited Curriki. Please let your friends and associates know about the extensive set of educational resources available here on Curriki.