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Resources and Downloads to Facilitate Inquiry-Based Learning

Resources and Downloads to Facilitate Inquiry-Based Learning
A Case for Curiosity: Hear from one educator on the value of asking “why?” and learn how to preserve and nurture a curious mindset. (Edutopia, 2016) 3 Rules to Spark Learning: Watch a short video to understand how student questions seed real learning. (TED Talks, 2013) Why Curiosity Enhances Learning: Read about findings of a neurological study on curiosity. (Edutopia, 2014) Designing Learning That Matters: Learn about the benefits of inquiry-driven, deep-learning experiences. (Edutopia, 2015) The Research Behind Choice and Inquiry-Based Education: Explore a collection of research and success stories. Create Learning Environments That Foster Inquiry How to Bring ‘More Beautiful’ Questions Back to School: Take a look at five ways to create learning environments that value questions. Plan Curriculum That Supports Inquiry Use Strategies to Increase Inquiry in the Classroom Curiosity: The Force Within a Hungry Mind: Explore ten ways to encourage students to be curious. video

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Know Your Sources Infographic When doing research you will come across a lot of information from different types of sources. How do you decide which source to use? From tweets to newspaper articles, this tool provides a brief description of each and breaks down 6 factors of what to consider when selecting a source. A platform for millions of very short messages on a variety of topics that enables brief dialogue between distinct groups of people across geographic, political, cultural and economic boundaries. An avenue for sharing both developed and unpolished ideas and interests with a niche community with relative ease.

Student Historians: Inquiry-Based Learning in a Social Studies Class “One of the big challenges today is that students are inundated with the ability to access information, but don’t know how to answer the ‘so what’ question—how to interpret it,” Douglas Brisson, a National History Day judge and historian. YES! As a middle school teacher working with students enthralled with “googling-it,” but lacking the skills to effectively evaluate and analyze online sources, Mr. Brisson highlighted exactly how I felt. His sentiments are why I decided to take on the challenge of building a literacy and social studies classroom that fostered inquiry-based learning. This was not an easy task but, with the support of the Chicago Metro History Education Center, I was able to encourage my students to learn historical content by developing their own questions and arguments based on research into primary and secondary sources.

Evaluating Information - Evaluating Information - Web Site at Parkland College The CRAAP Test* is a useful guide to evaluating information found online or elsewhere. CRAAP is an acronym for the general categories of criteria that can be used to evaluate information. Currency: The timeliness of the information. When was the information published or posted? Creating a Culture of Inquiry Inquiry is powerful. It can create student ownership in the classroom. It can validate the passions and interests of our students. However, creating a culture of inquiry takes constant work. Teachers need to establish it from the first day in the classroom, and work to keep it vital throughout the year.

Separating the Information Wheat From the Chaff When 2.5 quintillion bytes of data get heaped daily on top of the gobs of material already in print and online, how can we possibly find the best information? And what defines the best information as the best? Teaching and learning librarian Mark Lenker is helping UNLV faculty and students answer these questions, with a little help from philosopher Richard Kraut’s concept of developmentalism. How to Bring 'More Beautiful' Questions Back to School There are a lot of understandable reasons why questioning drops off in school. Foremost among them is time. “Time really conspires against questioning,” Berger said.

Interactive Lesson: Fact vs opinion vs analysis - MEDIA LITERACY - Education This all in one interactive resource for teachers is an engaging introduction to the topic that works seamlessly in the classroom on laptops, tablets and projectors. Designed so you can mix and match to suit your unit of work, it integrates an explainer video, talking points for the class and quick tests, as well as example content - perfect for media literacy or text analysis. As a teacher led presentation, you can step the class through key concepts OR allow students to access some sections on their own device for follow up tasks. This HTML5 interactive is easy to use with either keyboard arrows or mouse, just click through each slide or navigate using the contents page.

Project-Based Learning and the Research Paper In 11th grade, students in my county are expected to generate a research paper or product. In the past, I stuck to the traditional paper, mostly because doing so was comfortable for me as an English teacher. I can do papers. I can do essays. I can provide feedback and teach revision. However, last year I took a risk—instead of the traditional paper, I told my students we would be embarking on a project-based learning (PBL) journey.

great collection of resources!!! by brianac Aug 18