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  1. 1. What every educator should know Paige Jaeger
  2. 2. <ul><li>For Basic Information- - The FBI will not come after you, if you copy or quote this presentation without permission. However, this presentation uses copyright protected materials under the multimedia guidelines and fair use exemptions of the US Copyright law. Most images are cited or were secured from creative common license sources, or picture databases allowing for re-use. </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling ethical use: ISTE & AASL standards. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hyper-connected
  4. 6. Comatize
  5. 7. PJaeger - WSWHE School Library System
  6. 8. <ul><li>This generation is technologically literate, </li></ul><ul><li>but not information literate. </li></ul>
  7. 10. http://chestofbooks.com/travel/usa/arizona/grand-canyon/John-Stoddard-Lectures/images/Looking-Through-A-Crevice-Of-The-Enchanted-Mesa.png
  8. 12. <ul><li>“ We …have lost control of information. Children control it now. They need to learn to control [it]…in positive, productive, and personally meaningful ways….” </li></ul>
  9. 13. <ul><li>Top </li></ul><ul><li>Down </li></ul><ul><li>Left </li></ul><ul><li>Right </li></ul><ul><li>Answer questions. </li></ul>
  10. 15. Image used with permission: partnershipforthe21stcentury,.com
  11. 16. <ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>My job, my life, my library </li></ul><ul><li>My assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Choice needs to be embedded. </li></ul><ul><li>Scrutiny </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate </li></ul><ul><li>Engage </li></ul><ul><li>Involve parents </li></ul>Make it meaningful
  12. 17. <ul><li>If your assignment can be answered on Google, then it is void of higher level thought. </li></ul>Hide ‘n Seek…
  13. 24. <ul><li>Lab approach </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy </li></ul><ul><li>Embed choice whenever possible </li></ul><ul><li>Getting to “my” </li></ul>
  14. 25. <ul><li>CONTENT CONVEYOR </li></ul><ul><li>FACILITATOR…. GUIDE </li></ul>Must be a paradigm shift: Redesign research From information product  Knowledge product
  15. 26. Supports lifelong learning habits
  16. 28. <ul><li>Inquiry-based learning is a teaching method that invites students to explore a question or </li></ul><ul><li>problem, to make discoveries , and thoughtfully investigate those discoveries in their search for knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Repackaging … </li></ul>
  17. 30. <ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Crazy Talk </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Powerpointless </li></ul><ul><li>Media creation – knowledge products </li></ul><ul><li>Infomercial </li></ul><ul><li>Etc.—et. Al. </li></ul>
  18. 33. What question can I ask to compel students to discover and own knowledge?
  19. 34. <ul><li>How… </li></ul><ul><li>Why… </li></ul><ul><li>What if… </li></ul><ul><li>So what… </li></ul><ul><li>Which… </li></ul><ul><li>Should… </li></ul><ul><li>Plan with librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Check out INQUIRY sites on web (handout) </li></ul><ul><li>Plan assessment </li></ul>What does this look like?
  20. 35. <ul><li>If your mover or shaker were alive today, what would their “Vanity Plate” read? </li></ul><ul><li>What would their resume look like? </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a resume for your mover or shaker and be prepared to interview for a job. </li></ul>Susan B. Anthony Herman Melville Sojourner Truth William Lloyd Garrison Vanderbilt
  21. 36. <ul><li>What is the habitat of the “black bear” (mammal of North America…) </li></ul><ul><li>becomes  </li></ul><ul><li>Could your mammal survive in this year’s Survivor location? </li></ul>Elementary: Mammals of North America (AKA…“animal report”)
  22. 37. <ul><li>If your animal could speak what would it say to the Bronx Zoo? </li></ul><ul><li>What would your animal tell the world about why we should preserve the rainforest? </li></ul><ul><li>How is your animal an essential part of the NY State food chain? </li></ul>
  23. 45. Do you think there is life on another planet? Why or why not?
  24. 46. <ul><ul><li>If you could meet anyone from history, who would that be? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What would you ask them? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How did they impact history? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How would history have changed if this person did not walk the earth? </li></ul></ul>
  25. 47. <ul><li>What was your Patriot famous for saying? </li></ul><ul><li>If he were alive, what would he say to America today? </li></ul>http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/art/common/image/Painting_31_00011.htm
  26. 48. <ul><li>Gaming, problem solving approach to education </li></ul>
  27. 52. <ul><li>You have __disease__ . Which body systems are in danger? How will you cope? Which charity organizations will you donate too because you are so rich and philanthropic? </li></ul><ul><li>You have been kidnapped by aliens and in order to return to Earth, you must donate an organ. Which organs could your group donate and why? </li></ul>
  28. 53. <ul><li>http://www.worldwatcher.northwestern.edu/project.htm </li></ul>
  29. 54. <ul><li>First graders got to inquiry a little quicker than I expected, and I was realizing yesterday when I was driving home that I didn’t even record it!  Darn.  First graders were asked to choose an animal from fairy tales that we could do a little inquiry on, and eventually compare fact to fictional stories involving these animals.  One class chose wolves, while the other chose frogs.  The questions they came up with were a lot of fun, such as: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>How are frogs related to toads? </li></ul><ul><li>How many kinds of frogs are there? </li></ul><ul><li>Do frogs shed their skin? </li></ul><ul><li>Do frogs have families?  (Love that…) </li></ul><ul><li>How do frogs breathe underwater? </li></ul><ul><li>How many babies do frogs have? </li></ul><ul><li>Are frogs carnivores? </li></ul><ul><li>What do frogs eat besides bugs? </li></ul><ul><li>Do frogs know their babies?  If so, how? </li></ul><ul><li>How do frogs sense danger? </li></ul><ul><li>How do frogs know if they are male or female? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>How do wolves “talk” to each other? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you see a wolf’s eyes in the dark? </li></ul><ul><li>Are all wolves mammals? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they come out only at night? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do wolves live? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do wolves go to give birth? </li></ul><ul><li>What do wolves eat and drink?? </li></ul><ul><li>Do wolves live in one place or do they move around? </li></ul><ul><li>Are werewolves real? </li></ul><ul><li>What do baby wolves look like? </li></ul><ul><li>How do wolves sleep? </li></ul><ul><li>How do wolves smell things?  Hear things? </li></ul><ul><li>How fast do they run? </li></ul><ul><li>Do mommy wolves stay with their babies?  If they do, how long do they stay with them? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The group who brainstormed wolves came in yesterday, and they were so cute.  When I gave them time to check out books, I grabbed some wolf books that we pulled off the shelf together, and put them on the table…they immediately gravitated to them, opened them, and started exclaiming, “Mrs. H!  Mrs. H!  I think I found out…” and they immediately began investigating on their own by browsing the books and looking at pictures.  So cute.  They can’t wait to find out more!  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Fourth grade has just started inquiry into biomes, which, again, sneaked up on me.  (The teacher was suddenly ready after putting it off for weeks.)  This has potential…rather than what I often get from teachers, which is inquiry that doesn’t always get used (essentially, “okay, you can be curious and brainstorm, but I’m still going to assign a scoop-and-spit traditional project from it”), this teacher is actually allowing them to explore their curiosity.  They did small inquiry projects in the fall about an animal of their choice, and now they are starting an inquiry project on a biome of their choice.  They get to pick their biome, and decide what they want to ask within certain categories…animal life, plant life, and a “fun stuff” category.  She has asked to meet with me Monday about the project I designed awhile ago, so I’m hoping this is going to expand…she’s open to the travel agency idea. </li></ul>
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  31. 56. PJaeger - WSWHE School Library System http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Music_01754.jpg http ://www.partnershipfor21stcentury.org http:// www.harringtonstreet.ps.education.nsw.gov.au/History/schoolhistory60s.html flickr.com/photos/15362885@N00/2748899164 http://grfriesen.typepad.com/becoming_a_millennial/teaching/ http ://www.wikimedia.com http://wikitravel.org/upload/shared/c/c3/Map-USA-New_England01.png