To some, curiosity suggests actively seeking out new experiences. While that's partly true, curiosity may have a deeper impact on learning. Studies have shown that brain activity increased when participants were more curious about certain questions, resulting in greater quick recall as well as long-term memory. It's up to teachers to harness this capacity for learning to show students that while technology can make the discovery process easy, curious exploration is about the path, not the destination.
Tools to Try
Check out these apps, games, and websites that can inspire curiosity in your classroom.
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