If your students can
the answer

you may be asking the
WRONG questions.
Brian Housand, Ph.D.
brianhousand.com

bit.ly/
aga...
brianhousand.com
#gtchat

#agate14
2014

ARKANSAS
NEBRASKA
CALIFORNIA
NORTH CAROLINA
GEORGIA
MONTANA
SOUTH CAROLINA
TEXAS
WASHINGTON
CONNECTICUT
ALABAMA
KANS...
RE:SEARCH
AHOY MATIES

TRY THIS!
WHO GIVES A FLIP?
If your students can GOOGLE the answer...
You may be asking the WRONG questions!
42
ANSWERS ARE
EASY.
It’s asking the
right questions
which is hard.

- THE DOCTOR
RECALL

≠

UNDERSTANDING
The illiterate of
the 21st Century
will not be those
who cannot read
or write,

but those who cannot 

LEARN, UNLEARN 

AN...
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research
projects based on focused ques...
76%
76% of teachers surveyed “strongly agree” with the assertion that internet search engines have conditioned students to...
83%
Agree with the notion that the amount of information available online today is overwhelming to most students.
71%
Today’s digital technologies discourage students from using a wide range of sources when conducting research.
DID
1) In what year was the first
U.S. postage stamp issued?
!

2) Who was on it?
!

3) How much did it cost?
RE:SEARCH
AHOY MATIES

TRY THIS!
WHO GIVES A FLIP?
NEW LITERACIES
newliteracies.uconn.edu

IDENTIFY Important Questions
LOCATE Information
CRITICALLY EVALUATE
SYNTHESIZE Inf...
A METHOD TO OUR MADNESS
Proof of Evidence

Determine the Relevance

Note the Ambiguity

Judge with Criteria

Relate

Differ...
A METHOD TO OUR MADNESS
Proof of E
Evidence

Determine the Relevance

R
Note the Ambiguity

A
Judge with C
Criteria

Relat...
CRAFTED
CR A FTE D
Criteria
agoogleaday.com
google.com/insidesearch/searcheducation
www.boolify.org
RE LEVANCE
AD
VERTISEMENTS
NATURAL RESULTS
FILTERS
TITLE

WE B ADDRESS

SNI PPET
SE ARCH TERMS
ARE BOLD
E LLI PSES
__
OR
“x”
intext:
filetype:
Ambiguity
Info

Commercial

Info
Definition

Subheading with more information
Fiction f rom
Truth using
Evidence
“Every man
should have a
built-in
automatic
crap detector
operating
inside of him.”
-- Ernest Hemingway
5 TYPES OF EVALUATION

UNDERSTANDING
RELEVANCY
ACCURACY
RELIABILITY
BIAS
(Coiro, 2006)
TR
IAN
GU
LA
TIO
N
WHO
WROTE THIS
INFORMATION?
!

WHEN WAS
THE ARTICLE WRITTEN?
!

CAN THE INFORMATION BE
VERIFIED FOR ACCURACY?
http://bit.ly/searchlesson5
Defend
CC ANCHOR WRITING 6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and
publish writing and to interact and collaborat...
Audience

Audience
Audience
-Subjective
-Not authentic
Audience
- Authentic
-Co-Created
!
RE:SEARCH
AHOY MATIES

TRY THIS!
WHO GIVES A FLIP?
bit.ly/middleschooldrawntolife
AGGREGATOR
LiveBinders
WHO
WHAT WHEN

IS
DID

WHERE WHY

WILL MIGHT

HOW

SHOULD	

COULD	

WOULD

CAN
BLUFF THE
INTERNET
SEARCHER
BLUFF THE INTERNET SEARCHER
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SITES IS NOT AN INTERNET HOAX?
HOW DO YOU KNOW?
!

T H E PA C I F I C N...
WHAT ABOUT MATH?
www.wolframalpha.com
Google Trends
101qs.com
wonderopolis.com
sciencebuddies.org
docsteach.org
geoguessr.com
geosettr.com
writingprompts.tumblr.com
The whole process of
education should
thus be conceived as
the process of
learning to think
through the solution
of real p...
Real World Problems	

Academic Rigor	

Technology Integration
www.ecugifted.com
We need students to get
more DEEPLY

INTERESTED in things,
more INVOLVED in them,
more ENGAGED in wanting to know,
to have...
What do
you think?
Why do you
think that?
How do you
know this?
Can you tell
me more?
What
questions do
you still
have?
RE:SEARCH
AHOY MATIES

TRY THIS!
WHO GIVES A FLIP?
FLIPPING
THE CLASSROOM
KHAN
CAN AND

YOU

KHAN

TO O
KNOW
UNDERSTAND

DO
10
CURIOSITY
IMAGINATION
PASSION
CREATIVITY
PERSPECTIVE
STOP
GO
TO INFINITY

AND BEYOND
tyvm
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http://brianhousand.com

Arkansas Gifted Conference 2014
Hot Springs, AR
February 2014

bit.ly/agate2014

Thanks to ubiquitous digital information devices, finding the answer to most questions is only an Internet search away. Now more than ever, we must teach our students to be critical consumers of the information that they encounter, and we must reinvest ourselves in posing questions that involve application and synthesis.

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Google a Question Arkansas AGATE 2014

  1. 1. If your students can the answer you may be asking the WRONG questions. Brian Housand, Ph.D. brianhousand.com bit.ly/ agate2014
  2. 2. brianhousand.com
  3. 3. #gtchat #agate14
  4. 4. 2014 ARKANSAS NEBRASKA CALIFORNIA NORTH CAROLINA GEORGIA MONTANA SOUTH CAROLINA TEXAS WASHINGTON CONNECTICUT ALABAMA KANSAS FLORIDA MARYLAND
  5. 5. RE:SEARCH AHOY MATIES TRY THIS! WHO GIVES A FLIP?
  6. 6. If your students can GOOGLE the answer...
  7. 7. You may be asking the WRONG questions!
  8. 8. 42
  9. 9. ANSWERS ARE EASY. It’s asking the right questions which is hard. - THE DOCTOR
  10. 10. RECALL ≠ UNDERSTANDING
  11. 11. The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot LEARN, UNLEARN AND RELEARN. (Toffler, 1970)
  12. 12. Research to Build and Present Knowledge 7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. 8. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. 9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
  13. 13. 76% 76% of teachers surveyed “strongly agree” with the assertion that internet search engines have conditioned students to expect to be able to find information quickly and easily.
  14. 14. 83% Agree with the notion that the amount of information available online today is overwhelming to most students.
  15. 15. 71% Today’s digital technologies discourage students from using a wide range of sources when conducting research.
  16. 16. DID
  17. 17. 1) In what year was the first U.S. postage stamp issued? ! 2) Who was on it? ! 3) How much did it cost?
  18. 18. RE:SEARCH AHOY MATIES TRY THIS! WHO GIVES A FLIP?
  19. 19. NEW LITERACIES newliteracies.uconn.edu IDENTIFY Important Questions LOCATE Information CRITICALLY EVALUATE SYNTHESIZE Information COMMUNICATE Answers
  20. 20. A METHOD TO OUR MADNESS Proof of Evidence Determine the Relevance Note the Ambiguity Judge with Criteria Relate Differentiate Fact from Opinion Defend -THINKING SKILLS ACCORDING TO KAPLAN
  21. 21. A METHOD TO OUR MADNESS Proof of E Evidence Determine the Relevance R Note the Ambiguity A Judge with C Criteria Relate Differentiate F Fiction from T Truth Defend D
  22. 22. CRAFTED
  23. 23. CR A FTE D
  24. 24. Criteria
  25. 25. agoogleaday.com
  26. 26. google.com/insidesearch/searcheducation
  27. 27. www.boolify.org
  28. 28. RE LEVANCE
  29. 29. AD VERTISEMENTS
  30. 30. NATURAL RESULTS
  31. 31. FILTERS
  32. 32. TITLE WE B ADDRESS SNI PPET
  33. 33. SE ARCH TERMS ARE BOLD
  34. 34. E LLI PSES
  35. 35. __ OR “x” intext: filetype:
  36. 36. Ambiguity
  37. 37. Info Commercial Info
  38. 38. Definition Subheading with more information
  39. 39. Fiction f rom Truth using Evidence
  40. 40. “Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside of him.” -- Ernest Hemingway
  41. 41. 5 TYPES OF EVALUATION UNDERSTANDING RELEVANCY ACCURACY RELIABILITY BIAS (Coiro, 2006)
  42. 42. TR IAN GU LA TIO N
  43. 43. WHO WROTE THIS INFORMATION? ! WHEN WAS THE ARTICLE WRITTEN? ! CAN THE INFORMATION BE VERIFIED FOR ACCURACY?
  44. 44. http://bit.ly/searchlesson5
  45. 45. Defend
  46. 46. CC ANCHOR WRITING 6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others. ! STANDARD FOR 9-10 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically. ! GRADES 11-12 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
  47. 47. Audience Audience
  48. 48. Audience -Subjective -Not authentic
  49. 49. Audience - Authentic -Co-Created !
  50. 50. RE:SEARCH AHOY MATIES TRY THIS! WHO GIVES A FLIP?
  51. 51. bit.ly/middleschooldrawntolife
  52. 52. AGGREGATOR
  53. 53. LiveBinders
  54. 54. WHO WHAT WHEN IS DID WHERE WHY WILL MIGHT HOW SHOULD COULD WOULD CAN
  55. 55. BLUFF THE INTERNET SEARCHER
  56. 56. BLUFF THE INTERNET SEARCHER WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SITES IS NOT AN INTERNET HOAX? HOW DO YOU KNOW? ! T H E PA C I F I C N O R T H W E S T T R E E O C T O P U S DOG ISLAND FREE FOREVER MARTINLUTHERKING.ORG R Y T H O S P I TA L PROJECT GLASS POMEGRANATE PHONE T O Y O TA ’ S W I N D O W T O T H E W O R L D
  57. 57. WHAT ABOUT MATH?
  58. 58. www.wolframalpha.com
  59. 59. Google Trends
  60. 60. 101qs.com
  61. 61. wonderopolis.com
  62. 62. sciencebuddies.org
  63. 63. docsteach.org
  64. 64. geoguessr.com
  65. 65. geosettr.com
  66. 66. writingprompts.tumblr.com
  67. 67. The whole process of education should thus be conceived as the process of learning to think through the solution of real problems. ! -- John Dewey, 1938
  68. 68. Real World Problems Academic Rigor Technology Integration www.ecugifted.com
  69. 69. We need students to get more DEEPLY INTERESTED in things, more INVOLVED in them, more ENGAGED in wanting to know, to have projects that they can get EXCITED about and work on over long periods of time, to be STIMULATED TO FIND THINGS OUT ON THEIR OWN. - Gardner
  70. 70. What do you think?
  71. 71. Why do you think that?
  72. 72. How do you know this?
  73. 73. Can you tell me more?
  74. 74. What questions do you still have?
  75. 75. RE:SEARCH AHOY MATIES TRY THIS! WHO GIVES A FLIP?
  76. 76. FLIPPING THE CLASSROOM
  77. 77. KHAN CAN AND YOU KHAN TO O
  78. 78. KNOW UNDERSTAND DO
  79. 79. 10
  80. 80. CURIOSITY
  81. 81. IMAGINATION
  82. 82. PASSION
  83. 83. CREATIVITY
  84. 84. PERSPECTIVE
  85. 85. STOP
  86. 86. GO
  87. 87. TO INFINITY AND BEYOND
  88. 88. tyvm brianhousand.com

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