With schools investing heavily in mobile technologies and emphasizing blended learning lessons, teachers are being required to create learning experiences that utilize these technologies to further prepare secondary students for college and the workforce. In this article, the authors first present a brief vignette intended to be representative of the emotions and pressures facing teachers as they prepare to teach with these new technologies. Next, the authors provide a framework teachers can use to create app-based lessons, which are lessons that use multiple apps to engage students in an inquiry-based learning experience. To provide further support, the authors include two example app-based lessons that teachers can use as models when their own lessons. The authors conclude with suggestions for classroom teachers who wish to use this framework with their students and ideas for researchers about future studies they can conduct related to this framework.
blended learning, inquiry-based learning, app-based lessons, flipped classroom
Cherner, Todd S. and Fegely, Alex
"Educational Apps in the Blended Learning Classroom: Bringing Inquiry-Based Learning into the Mix,"
Current Issues in Emerging eLearning: Vol. 4
, Article 1.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/ciee/vol4/iss1/1