Nudging towards Inquiry: NNPS Inquiry Process


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  • 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

    1. 1. 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
    2. 2. Nudging :Small tweaks, big impact
    3. 3. 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)
    4. 4. NNPS Inquiry Process Steps
    5. 5. •Questions•Hypotheses•Class graphic Organizer based on Discussion•Brainstorming in groups•Outline Objective then develop questionsQUESTION NUDGE: Q&D
    6. 6. Develop Questions for Research with Inspiration 8
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. •Information literacy•Build in reflections,metacognition, conferencing•Aha MomentsPLANNING NUDGE: Q&D
    9. 9. 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.
    10. 10. Don’t just gather…give credit whereIt’s due!!!COLLECT AND CREDITING NUDGE: Q&D
    11. 11. v • Students should be encouraged/required to include a bibliography or “works cited” page with all research projects. • Give credit where credit is due!
    12. 12. Use an actual book or an Interactive WhiteBoard to show students where tofind information they need for their bibliography: Author Title Publisher/City Year
    13. 13. •4 Easy Steps to Organize Your Information Electronically UsingPowerPoint SlidesORGANIZING NUDGE: Q&D
    14. 14. 1. Write Clear Headlines on Each Slide
    15. 15. 2. Use the Slide Sorter View to record resultsfrom research. Move slides around to fit theorder you want to present the information in.
    16. 16. 3. Use “Notes” Page 4. Use visuals withto write information text off-screen thatnarrates the content your words, instead of words alone
    17. 17. •Choice of product•Authentic products•Authentic audiences•Collaborative work•Final productsSYNTHESIZING NUDGE: Q&D
    18. 18. 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
    19. 19. 2. Combine Information and Facts: Written Report Print SourcesCombine: Non-printSynthesize Sources Personal Interviews Conclusio n Draft – Edit – Revise -
    20. 20. 3. Documentation of SourcesCategorizeAlphabetizeSynthesize
    22. 22. Huntington Middle School Synthesizes
    23. 23. Bud, Not Buddy Artifacts Huntington Middle School
    24. 24. Crittenden Middle School Communicates at Science Fair
    25. 25. Communicate with Library Displays
    26. 26. Communicate with Presentations
    27. 27. Crittenden Middle School Communicates with Final Projects in Spanish Class
    28. 28. Communicate with SMART Technology
    29. 29. Communicate digitally with laptops and LCD
    30. 30. Communicate with Presentations
    31. 31. Communicate in 3-D with Poetry
    32. 32. Communicate with Presentations