Tell story of Atlas myth and discuss how the name “Atlas” is used for a book of maps. Allow students to browse different types of Atlases and to use the index to find places on maps. Discuss how Atlases can be used as a source of information.
Nudging towards Inquiry: NNPS Inquiry Process
Nudging Towards Inquiry:the Quick & Dirty Approach by Library Media Specialists: Linda Boyce - Dozier Middle School Sabrina Carnesi- Crittenden Middle School Jennifer Gratto - Gildersleeve Middle School Barbara Morgan- Huntington Middle School Kathie Tomaino - Washington Middle School NNPS 21st-Century Technology Conference, February 13, 2010
Short Inquiry-based Lessons can beinserted in at any point during theprocess, and for any subject matter inthe curriculum.Apply critical-thinking skills(analysis, synthesis, evaluation,organization) to information and knowledge in order to constructnew understandings, draw conclusions and create newknowledge (2.1,1)Conclude an inquiry-based research process by sharing newunderstandings and reflecting on the learning(3.1.1)
•Questions•Hypotheses•Class graphic Organizer based on Discussion•Brainstorming in groups•Outline Objective then develop questionsQUESTION NUDGE: Q&D
Develop Questions for Research with Inspiration 8
Develop Questions for Research with a KWL chart Pueblo Indians K W L Start with what you What questions do What did you learn know… you want to from your research? research? Lived in S.W. desert region Geography of region Houses made of clay Climate Multi-level houses Crops Transportation
•Information literacy•Build in reflections,metacognition, conferencing•Aha MomentsPLANNING NUDGE: Q&D
What resources will youuse?Students:1. Look at the image on the screen2. Describe what you see.3. Make inferences (interpret the picture). Use evidence from your description to support your interpretations.4. Ask questions that will help you learn more about the image.
Don’t just gather…give credit whereIt’s due!!!COLLECT AND CREDITING NUDGE: Q&D
v • Students should be encouraged/required to include a bibliography or “works cited” page with all research projects. • Give credit where credit is due!
Use an actual book or an Interactive WhiteBoard to show students where tofind information they need for their bibliography: Author Title Publisher/City Year
•4 Easy Steps to Organize Your Information Electronically UsingPowerPoint SlidesORGANIZING NUDGE: Q&D
2. Use the Slide Sorter View to record resultsfrom research. Move slides around to fit theorder you want to present the information in.
3. Use “Notes” Page 4. Use visuals withto write information text off-screen thatnarrates the content your words, instead of words alone
•Choice of product•Authentic products•Authentic audiences•Collaborative work•Final productsSYNTHESIZING NUDGE: Q&D
1. Reflect and Re-evaluate Plan for the Finished Product Organizers S. Fair Timeline; TeacherMovie Power Judges Chart etc.Maker Point Audience Format Classmates (examples) Finished Product Debate Written Research Report Reflect Journal Inspiration Oral Re-visit Report Re-examine Back Board Re-evaluate
2. Combine Information and Facts: Written Report Print SourcesCombine: Non-printSynthesize Sources Personal Interviews Conclusio n Draft – Edit – Revise -
3. Documentation of SourcesCategorizeAlphabetizeSynthesize