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This site provides information and discussion for educators and resource developers interested in effective teaching methods and pedagogical approaches for using data in the classroom. Much of the information currently on the site reflects discussions at the recent NSDL (National Science Digital Library) sponsored workshop on using data in the classroom. This website contains discussions of pedagogic ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Computer activity, Clearinghouse, Discussion / Forum
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This University of Colorado School of Education site provides references for an extensive set of instructional design models. Articles and links are grouped by topic and author. Topics include anchored instruction, behaviorism, cognitivism, discovery learning, instructional systems design, problem-based learning and role playing. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Index / Bibliography, Journal article, Report, Educational portal
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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Problem-based learning is an educational approach that organizes curriculum and instruction around carefully crafted "ill-structured" problems. Students gather and apply knowledge from multiple disciplines in their quest for solutions. Guided by teachers acting as cognitive coaches, they develop critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative skills as they identify problems, formulate hypotheses, ... Full description.
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Resource type: Guide for instructor, Tutorial, Report
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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Created in response to widespread interest in inquiry-based science instruction, the Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry provides workshops, programs, on-line support, and an intellectual community for inquiry learning. This website includes many resources for teachers interested in inquiry-based teaching. There is a linked list of articles, a bibliography of resources, example classroom exercises ... Full description.
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Resource type: Classroom activity, Index / Bibliography, Book - text, Journal article, Report
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This website provides an explanation of Bloom's Taxonomy for the three domains of learning: cognitive, affective, and psychomotor. The cognitive domain involves knowledge and the development of intellectual skills, the affective domain deals with emotion, and the psychomotor domain includes physical movement, coordination, and use of motor-skills. This site presents a compilation of Bloom's Taxonomy ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Index / Bibliography, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This website is an adaptation of Bloom's taxonomy of learning. Benjamin Bloom created this taxonomy in 1956 for categorizing the levels of comprehension that commonly occur in educational settings. This website features a table which clearly presents each category with definitions and cues/examples of behavior that expresses mastery of that level. The categories are hierarchical from least to most ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This clearinghouse website provides links to a number of resources for distance and multimedia education. Resources are grouped by categories, including generally informative sites pertaining to distance and online learning theory and practice, as well as links to professional associations, journals and publications, telementoring organizations, and other distance educational clearinghouses. The website ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Clearinghouse
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This site provides the curriculum vitae and links to selected publications of Barbara Tversky, professor of psychology at Stanford University. Her research areas include the nature of spatial mental representations instilled by language as compared to perception and diagrams, the hierarchy of event segmentation, cognitive uses of graphical representations and spatial arrays, and cognitive categorization. ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This site is the homepage of Dr. David N. Rapp, a professor of Learning Sciences and Psychology at Northwestern University . His research focuses on reader-guided processes of multimedia comprehension, processes of language and memory, the knowledge, beliefs, and expectations that individuals use to guide their text comprehension, and how those processes operate during complex multimedia events that ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Index / Bibliography
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This is the online version of the book "Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning." Published by the National Academies Press, the book is presented complete with text and images, is browseable in a variety of ways, and has a PDF version for easy printing. A hardcopy version is also available for purchase from the site. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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