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Empower Students with Digital Study Skills

As technology transforms nearly every aspect of our lives, tech-empowered classrooms have become the norm and not the exception. Students are regularly asked to navigate learning management systems or take part in live video meetings. Assignments are completed digitally, and feedback is often provided electronically. As schools transition to remote learning, this transformation has accelerated, and it has changed the core skills that our students need to be successful. Students must be able to effectively and efficiently navigate and organize learning materials, access and process digital content, and engage in learning experiences that reach beyond the physical walls of the school.

The articles in this collection will provide you with easy-to-implement tips and best practices to help your students build routines and skills to support their learning process online. These resources will help empower students and set them up for success in their virtual learning environment with organization, communication, and collaboration strategies.

Share Your Learning With Others: Step 7 of the Searching for ANSWERS Inquiry Process

Learn how to help students prepare and share the product of their learning as part of the ANSWERS inquiry process.

Tips 25 min 3-12

Review, Reflect, and Revise: Step 6 of the Searching for ANSWERS Inquiry Process

Learn how to help students review, reflect, and revise both the process and product of their inquiry learning during the ANSWERS inquiry process.

Tips 25 min 3-12

Elaborate and Express Your Learning: Step 5 of the Searching for ANSWERS Inquiry Process

Learn how to help students analyze, synthesize, interpret, and communicate the results of their inquiry during the fifth step in the ANSWERS inquiry process.

Tips 25 min 3-12

Weave the Information Together: Step 4 of the Searching for ANSWERS Inquiry Process

Learn how to help students apply critical thinking, note-taking, and organizational skills as they weave information together during the fourth step in the ANSWERS inquiry process.

Tips 25 min 3-12

Search and Seek Credible Information: Step 3 of the Searching for ANSWERS Inquiry Process

Learn how to help students search for relevant and credible information as they complete the third step in the ANSWERS inquiry process.

Tips 25 min 3-12

Note the Possibilities for Inquiry Learning: Step 2 of the Searching for ANSWERS Inquiry Process

Learn more about the second step in the ANSWERS inquiry process to help students explore possibilities and develop their research plan.

Tips 20 min 3-12

Spark Curiosity and Ask Questions for Inquiry Learning: Step 1 of the Searching for ANSWERS Inquiry Process

The first step in the inquiry learning process is to spark student curiosity and guide them to generate their own questions.

Tips 20 min K-12

Engage Students by Cultivating Their Curiosity

Leverage inquiry learning to engage students during remote and hybrid learning.

Tips 20 min K-12

Foster Substantive and Respectful Online Discussions

Explore strategies your students can use to power up their posts and ramp up their responses during online discussions.

Tips 15 min 6-12

Manage Your Communication: Emails and Notifications

Explore strategies that you and your students can use to effectively manage emails and notifications.

Tips 15 min K-12