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Using Web 2.0 for 21st Century Skills: Teaching through Inquiry http://technologymeaningful.wikispaces.com/inquiry
In quiry Questioning! To ask (about something). To make an inquiry or an investigation . Questioning is the key
Inquiry relates to… John Dewey's philosophy that education begins with the curiosity of the learner
What does inquiry-based learning look like in the classroom? An inquiry-based approach is more dynamic in how students pursue knowledge & information; it is no longer linear or compartmentalized
Inquiry Learning is not… Unstructured… Inquiry Learning is just structured differently. Meaning: Your role as the teacher is different it changes. In the Beginning: Inquiry-based learning activities require more planning, preparation, and responsiveness from you as the teacher.
Brainstorm : Begin by asking questions so students bring in prior knowledge
Modeling : Encourage students to ask questions
Brainstorm : Big idea question or essential element
Cooperative Groups : Create foundational questions (five to eight)
Facilitate : Walk to groups asking open-ended questions getting students to understand the difference between essential questions (big idea question) and foundation questions (sub questions)
Cooperative Groups : Create list of questions, keywords for research, best resources to answer questions, experts in field emails, local community members or businesses. Place on project Wiki to help communicate findings. Begin finding answers to questions.
Report findings - Digital story, Social book mark list, database, spreadsheet, graph, art work, play, video, debate, models, web page, wiki, blog, podcast, cartoon, timeline
Reflect - Visit the big idea and foundational questions again
Ask - Were all questions answered
Sharing New Knowledge
What does an inquiry-oriented teacher look like?
Changing the way we teach and our students learn; moving from “ learning about facts ” to ‘ learning to become ” a historian, mathematician, scientist, and/or a political scientist. As a teacher you begin to create immersive environments, allowing students to explore and create content, use and remix content, and share with others Inquiry-based learning means change
Classroom inquiry involves students taking ownership of questions that lead to investigations, planning and carrying out investigations, and drawing and sharing conclusions based on evidence from their investigation. Teachers can support each of these aspects of inquiry with a variety of teaching strategies.
the use of the Internet as a two-way medium - - -content is not only consumed, but it can be created This consumption and participation gives Web 2.0 the name the ‘Read/Write’ Web
Question How can you effectively use the “Read/Write Web" to motivate students? Remember Web 2.0 allows users to participate, collaborate, share, and create
What are the essentials of Web 2.0 for education? Blogs Social Bookmarking Podcasting Wikis Twitter Video NetVibes
Web Frameworks Students have the opportunity to work within Web frameworks or scaffolding that facilitate creativity and thinking rather than providing the content for them. The Web can be seen as a conversation that constantly changes the way we see and experience information.
Web 2.0 Tool Example Possible Uses Blog UMWblogs.org, Blogger.com, edublogs.com, classblogmeister.com Reflections, log of daily activities, journal, resource, brainstorming to organize writing, peer review, s, e-portfolio Wiki Wikispaces.com, pbwiki.com Collaborative writing, projects, research, group work, e-portfolio Video Flip Video (TeacherTube) Creating, storing information, integrating multi media to convey meaning Podcast Gcast.com, podomatic.com Feedback, telling, compiling informational stories about content Cartoon ToonDoo.com, pikistrips.com, ComicCreator Visual, creating, identifying key terms, telling a story about content Digital Story Flicker, VoiceThread, photostory Writing, incorporating multimedia (images, sound, video, etc) to compose a narrative Concept Map webspiration Relationships, visual, organizing Interactive White Board Smartboard, promethian Identification, relationships, visual Clicker/Student Response System eResponse Instant feedback, identify misconceptions during lecture Online Test mystudiyo.com Objective, higher order thinking questions