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  • If your students can the answer you may be asking the WRONG questions. Brian Housand, Ph.D. brianhousand.com bit.ly/ rrisd2014
  • brianhousand.com
  • If your students can GOOGLE the answer...
  • You may be asking the WRONG questions!
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  • DID
  • RECALL ≠UNDERSTANDING
  • 1) In what year was the first U.S. postage stamp issued? ! 2) Who was on it? ! 3) How much did it cost?
  • IDENTIFY Important Questions LOCATE Information CRITICALLY EVALUATE SYNTHESIZE Information COMMUNICATE Answers NEW LITERACIES newliteracies.uconn.edu
  • Fiction f rom Truth using Evidence
  • “Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside of him.” -- Ernest Hemingway
  • TRIANGULATION
  • WHO WROTE THIS INFORMATION? ! WHEN WAS THE ARTICLE WRITTEN? ! CAN THE INFORMATION BE VERIFIED FOR ACCURACY?
  • B L U F F T H E I N T E R N E T S E A R C H E R
  • agoogleaday.com
  • google.com/insidesearch/searcheducation
  • AGGREGATOR
  • LiveBinders
  • TRY THIS! GENERIC SENTENCE FRAMES “Who are…” “When did…” “Why does…” “What will happen if…”
  • WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY HOW IS DID CAN WILL MIGHT SHOULD COULD WOULD
  • bit.ly/middleschooldrawntolife
  • WHAT ABOUT MATH?
  • Google Trends
  • 101qs.com
  • books.google.com
  • wonderopolis.com
  • 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 problems. ! -- John Dewey, 1938
  • Real World Problems Academic Rigor Technology Integration www.ecugifted.com
  • ANSWERS ARE EASY. It’s asking the right questions which is hard.- T H E D O C T O R
  • Refine Questions
  • Can the question be answered by making observations, collecting data, making measurements, and/or changing variables?
  • Can the question be narrowed and focused enough to look at a SINGLE variable?
  • Do we have access to the NECESSARY materials to help us answer the question?
  • 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 o v e r l o n g p e r i o d s o f t i m e , to be STIMULATED TO FIND THINGS OUT ON THEIR OWN. - Gardner
  • 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?
  • If your students can the answer you may be asking the WRONG questions. Brian Housand, Ph.D. brianhousand.com bit.ly/ gagc2014