The way students explore and understand new topics and how teachers choose to engage their students is in a constant state of change and reevaluation. As teachers, we are no longer bound to giving tests based on facts but we encourage our students to explore, compare, evaluate, and connect concepts they have learned every day, week and over the years. For this reason, the way students learn has changed. Teachers are encouraged, and sometimes required, to incorporate inquiry-based lessons using technology that allow students to explore what they know and change or enhance their prior knowledge based on what they learn. So the question remains, how can we help our students learn so they have a greater understanding of topics instead of memorizing facts?
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