About This Chapter
Interactive Learning - Chapter Summary
In this set of lessons, you will discover ways to implement interactive learning experiences to keep your classes engaging by studying the following:
- Progressivism teaching philosophies
- Tools for interactive learning
- Using interactive notebooks
- Roles in cooperative and collaborative learning
- Interactive writing activities
- Learning activities based on projects
The video lessons in this chapter keep your attention while displaying new information that you can use in your own classroom. Quizzes and a chapter exam can also be taken to track your progress and test your understanding of key concepts.
How It Helps
- Motivates students: Implementing these interactive learning activities can stimulate your students' minds and make the day fly by for them.
- Promotes teamwork: Cooperation and collaboration in the classroom will help your students work together throughout the year.
- Encourages creativity: Alternatives to traditional teaching can encourage creative thinking.
Once you finish this chapter, you will be able to:
- Understand how new learning strategies can be employed in your classroom
- Know how interactive notebooks can help students become critical thinkers
- Choose from several different interactive methods of learning
- Begin many types of projects in the classroom
- Implement interactive writing in both individual and group activities
1. Progressivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples
How do students learn best? And how can teachers help students grow? In this lesson, we'll examine progressivism, including the way that education can focus on the whole child. We'll also discuss active learning and the scientific method.
2. What is Interactive Learning? - Overview & Tools
Interactive learning is a hands-on approach to help students become more engaged and retain more material. With or without a form of technology, interactive learning helps students strengthen problem solving and critical thinking skills.
3. Interactive Notebook Rubric Examples
Back in the day, the teacher wrote notes on the board and we dutifully copied them into our notebooks. Interaction? No thank you. These days, we like students to be creative, independent and critical thinkers. Using interactive notebooks allows children to record the information they need and express their understandings in unique ways.
4. Individual & Group Interactive Writing Activities
Interactive writing is a cooperative event in which a teacher and students jointly compose and write a text. In this lesson, we will discuss how to use interactive writing in both individual and group settings.
5. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom
It's extremely common for teachers to require students to work in groups. However, certain types of groups and activities are preferred over others. In this lesson, we define cooperative learning and discuss its advantages in the classroom. We also define collaborative learning and explain how it is different than cooperative learning.
6. Cooperative Learning: Roles & Activities
This lesson describes what cooperative learning is and how it can be used during group assignments. The types of activities that can be used with cooperative learning and roles are also discussed.
7. Project-Based Learning Activities: Types & Examples
Project-based learning is a great way to engage students in authentic application of knowledge and skills. This lesson gives you some ideas for different kinds of project-based learning activities you can incorporate into the classroom.
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