Otumoetain ICT Infused Inquiry Mtg

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  • Otumoetain ICT Infused Inquiry Mtg

    1. 1. Enriching the Inquiry Process - Teacher Tips, Tricks & Strategies Lorraine Watchorn – RELLCO Facilitator Gail Cochrane – National Library of NZ
    2. 2. Engagement Through Inquiry Why Should Students Want To Know?
    3. 3. <ul><li>To explore: </li></ul><ul><li>Aspects involved in an Inquiry approach to learning </li></ul><ul><li>How can we, as teachers, set students up to succeed in their inquiries? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we infuse ICT? </li></ul>Purpose Our Goal: Learning Which Is R ich, R eal & R elevant
    4. 4. Sharing Our Understandings …What is involved in an inquiry approach to learning? Brainstorm Rotation Groups of 4 -5
    5. 5. <ul><li>Foreword: </li></ul><ul><li>The New Zealand Curriculum is a clear statement of what we deem important in education. It takes as its starting point a vision of our young people as lifelong learners who are confident and creative, connected, and actively involved . (p.4) </li></ul>Vision http://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/the_new_zealand_curriculum/foreword Ambrose’s Grid
    6. 6. Confident (Managing self) * Positive in their own identity * Motivated and reliable * Resourceful * Enterprising and entrepreneurial * Resilient Connected (Relating to others) * Able to relate well to others * Effective users of communication tools * Connected to the land & environment * Members of communities * International citizens Actively involved (Participating & contributing) * Participants in a range of life contexts * Contributors to the well-being of NZ – social, cultural, economic, and environmental Lifelong learners (Using language, symbols & text) (Thinking) * Literate and numerate * Critical and creative thinkers * Active seekers, users, and creators of knowledge * Informed decision makers Connections with Key Competencies So What Is The Teacher's Role?
    7. 7. So What Difference Does Information Literacy Make? “ Ultimately, information literate people are those who have learned how to learn . Developing Understanding ALA Presidential Committee on Information Literacy, 1988 They know how to learn because they know how information is organised , how to find information and how to use information in such a way that others can learn from them . They are people prepared for lifelong learning , because they can always find the information needed for any task or decision at hand.”  
    8. 8. 8 Principles Learning to Learn Coherence All students learn and achieve personal excellence High expectations Treaty of Waitangi Cultural diversity Inclusion Community engagement Future focus All students to reflect on their own learning processes and learn how to learn Curriculum has meaning for students , connects with their wider lives and engages the support of their families, whanau, and communities Links with and across learning areas, provides for coherent transitions and opens up pathways for future learning Exploring issues such as sustainability, citizenship, enterprise and globalisation Setting Up Our Students To Succeed In Their Learning
    9. 9. How??? Shift Happens!
    10. 10. Our Investigations : “ Isn’t It What We’ve Always Done?” http://www.teachers.work.co.nz/archive_Aug_2004.htm Where are “We”? Teacher-centred Student-centred Shift
    11. 11. http://edweb.sdsu.edu/wip/four_levels.htm Herron: “ When an activity is evaluated for its level of inquiry, a simple table establishing what is given to the learner determines at which level of inquiry the given activity resides - the less given to the learner the higher the level of inquiry.”
    12. 12. From http://rosetown.wikispaces.com Analysis & Presentation Data Collection Study System Inquiry Question Inquiry Mode Teacher Directed Teacher Directed Teacher Directed Teacher Directed Close-ended demonstration Student Student / Teacher Directed Teacher Directed Teacher Directed Guided Inquiry Student Student Student / Teacher Directed Student / Teacher Directed Bounded Inquiry Student Student Student Student / Teacher Directed Open-ended Inquiry
    13. 13. <ul><li>Students need to learn the appropriate skills, attitudes and values - to navigate, manage & and use information effectively - including e-Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Skills need to be taught through good quality teaching that includes the - systematic use of an information process / inquiry model - and by every teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Improve assessment practices </li></ul><ul><li>Align school’s information infrastructure </li></ul>How do we set students up to succeed in learning? www.ero.govt.nz Recommendations
    14. 14. From http://rosetown.wikispaces.com Weaving Wishing Waving Wrapping Wiggling Webbing Wondering Watching 8 W’s Lamb Evaluation Synthesis Use of information Location and access Information seeking strategies Task definition Big 6 Eisenberg & Berkowitz Evaluate Communicate Use Acquire Set the scene SAUCE Trevor Bond Evaluating Presenting Recording Using Finding Deciding Action Learning-Gawith Assessing Presenting Organising Selecting Locating Defining The Info Process Evaluating Reporting Synthesizing Sorting & Sifting Gathering Planning Questioning The Research Cycle J McKenzie
    15. 15. Teacher Planning What do I need to know? (Purpose, Brainstorming, mapping, forming questions, resources, audience, product, time-frame) Where can I find information? (Scanning/Skimming) What is useful? (Selecting/Analysing, Note-taking) How can I use the found information? (Organising, Note-making) How do I communicate my findings? (Audience & Product) What have I learned? (Process & Product. What difference have I made?) 1. Deciding 2. Locating 3. Selecting & Analysing 4. Organising / Synthesising 5. Creating / Presenting 6. Evaluating Common Features
    16. 16. Information Skills <ul><li>Students will: </li></ul><ul><li>identify, locate, gather, store, retrieve and process information from a range of sources; </li></ul><ul><li>organise, analyse, synthesize, evaluate, and use information; </li></ul><ul><li>present information clearly, logically, concisely, and accurately; </li></ul><ul><li>identify, describe, and interpret different points of view, and distinguish fact from opinion; </li></ul><ul><li>use a range of information-retrieval and information-processing technologies confidently and competently. </li></ul>Nothing new? Hmm, But Is This Enough? Using Learning to Make A Difference
    17. 17. The Revised Curriculum <ul><li>“ Schools should explore not only how ICT can supplement traditional ways of teaching but also how it can open up new and different ways of learning.” (p.36) </li></ul>THE VISION: … lifelong learners who are confident and creative, connected and actively involved
    18. 18. So, What Does e-learning Bring to Inquiry? “ The effective use of well-designed digital content across a broad range of learning activities has a positive effect on student engagement and student learning outcomes .” (p.14)
    19. 19. Teacher Planning What do I need to know? Brainstorming: Kidspiration, Scribl Mapping: Graphic organisers Where can I find information? www, search engines, subject directories, websites, wikis, library catalogue, telephone, email, fax, txt, DVD, listening tape, digital camera What is useful? Website evaluation criteria, del.icio.us, Group share on Blog, Wiki Note-taking: Graphic organisers How can I use the found information? Note-Making: Graphic organisers, timelines How do I communicate my findings? Blogs, wiki, video, Voicethread, Bubbleshare, podcasts, Office Applications What have I learned? Rubrics, e-portfolio, e- learning log 1. Deciding 2. Locating 3. Selecting & Analysing 4. Organising / Synthesising 5. Creating / Presenting 6. Evaluating Del.icio.us, Trackstar, Filamentality, Teacher Tube, Youtube, Schooltube, Slideshare, Classblogmeister, Wikispaces, TKI, National Library
    20. 20. <ul><li>Highlight key words and any phrases in your question </li></ul><ul><li>Identify any words which have synonyms </li></ul><ul><li>List similar terms </li></ul>Key Words and Phrases using Synonyms Tip: Online thesaurus Right click “ Shift” + “F7” Tools > Language > Thesaurus MSWORD
    21. 21. <ul><li>Use of “Ctrl” + “F” </li></ul>Finding
    22. 22. How are your students going to access their information? Search me Clusty
    23. 23. Filamentality http://www.kn.sbc.com/wired/fil/index.html Resources
    24. 24. Trackstar http://trackstar.4teachers.org <ul><li>Find, Organise and Annotate websites for classroom use </li></ul>Resources
    25. 25. How are your students going to track their learning? “ Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. Peter F. Drucker
    26. 26. Blogs
    27. 27. Wiki
    28. 28. How Will We Know What We Have Learnt? http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php
    29. 29. To support Workshop and Transfer …. http://ictinfusedinquiry.wikispaces.com  ICT Tools http://rellco.wikispaces.com  Web 2.0 Wow! Resources

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