Pedagogical Tools

A number of  pedagogical tools were developed during the ASELL Schools project and the most effective ones are shared here.

The Inquiry Slider: Allows teachers to reflect on the investigations they are already using, or new investigations. This tool helps teachers break down investigations into the essential features of inquiry and adjust these elements to suit the needs of the students, and what the teacher is trying to accomplish.

Backwards Scaffolding: Have you ever had trouble assessing inquiry? Well, by using this tool you will be able to assess the inquiry skills of your students while doing engaging investigations. Track the skills of your students over time, to monitor which students need more attention in developing their inquiry skills.