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Enquiry based learning: Teaching students to search for information on the internet

Description - To develop technological competencies and to facilitate enquiry-based learning, guide students to search for information on the internet.    1. Train students to use the computer for one week. 2. Teach students to access the internet on a computer as well as a smartphone. 3. Teach students how to search for information on the internet using Google and Wikipedia. 4. Show students the steps to locate and view scientific experiments on YouTube. 5. Guide students to use the internet; give practice of half-hour every day for two weeks. 6. Give students homework and projects that involves the use of the internet for finding information. Tell students to find out/view:  

  • Names of famous scientists
  • Different types of scientific experiments related to the chapter being taught
  • Videos of English conversation

Teaching students to access the internet expands the knowledge base available to the student beyond the teacher and the textbook. This encourages the spirit of enquiry by making multiple information sources available to the students. While this may sound very ordinary, in remote rural schools which have been provided internet connectivity, such initiatives make learning interesting.

 

 

 

 

 

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