Sect 09 My Inquiry Based Project         by Stacy Roeschlein
My goal in my inquiry based project was to discover if I could find               theme-related Internet-based sources suc...
Join    Log In   Explore   Help                                                    Search    s       What is a good questi...
Technology and                        21 st                                          Century Literacy                     ...
WorkforceIndustrial Age: Wanted a workforce that could be directedDigital Age: Wants a workforce that teaches itself using...
21st Century information is:NetworkedDigitalAbundantOperates without containers (the reader has as muchcontrol as the publ...
What is 21st Century literacy?Literacy is the skills involved to resourcefully use informationto learn and accomplish goal...
Identify important questions                  My Essential QuestionCan personal, native-speaker letters, videos, blogs, or...
What is 21st Century literacy?Literacy is the skills involved to resourcefully use informationto learn and accomplish goal...
locate information         critically evaluate the usefulness of that information               Keeping my topic in mind, ...
TOPIC                        FOCUS                                               (Keyword search scavenger hunt, Reading t...
Technology and 21st Century Literacy              Skills          The Changing Work Environment               By David Tho...
Expectations of the New Workforce• Collaboration with peers – Millenniums are used to  social networking          (David W...
Collect and Highlight, Then Remember                          Tools                                                       ...
Web search textual vertigo!                         Photo from http://ladconciergegropu.comMake a chart of website titles ...
collaborate           My next discovery was the existence of social bookmarking sites such as           www.delicious.com ...
The Internet Searchfor usable blogs, wikis, podcasts, and websites               Image from www.seminarpaper.com
The History                                                            LOS CIGARRALES                                     ...
What is 21st Century literacy?Literacy is the skills involved to resourcefully use informationto learn and accomplish goal...
My final discovery was disappointing. After hours of searching, generating different key           words, and scanning sev...
Synthesize information to answer those questions                                                   s                      ...
What is 21st Century literacy?Literacy is the skills involved to resourcefully use informationto learn and accomplish goal...
communicate the answers to others                   Communicating      Sharing information online through wikis, blogs, a...
In conclusion, for this house theme, I could not use personal narratives, podcasts, wikis, or           blogs for research...
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  1. 1. Sect 09 My Inquiry Based Project by Stacy Roeschlein
  2. 2. My goal in my inquiry based project was to discover if I could find theme-related Internet-based sources such as wikis, blogs, podcasts, videos, and other forms of narrative resources similar to those in the “Civil War and the Southern family” example on http://webinquiry.org. I wanted to be able to use these resources to teach curriculum- mandated vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure. I narrowed my research to the specific Spanish Level I house theme asking, “Why have particular architectural and interior design and décor elements developed in Spanish homes? How would you design your dream home incorporating 3 or more of these elements?” Based on Dr. Thornburg’s criteria, this topic focus meets the requirements of a good question. Identifying important questions is one of the 21st century literacy skills according to Leu, Kinzer, Coiro, & Cammack, 2004. Therefore in class I will use Dr. Thornburg’s criteria to do group question brainstorming.Stacy Roeschlein
  3. 3. Join Log In Explore Help Search s What is a good question? David Thornburg, "Forget The Future, Its ThePhoto taken from David Thornburg, “Forget the Future, It’s the Present that Concerns Me: Preparing Students For Today’s World” onVimeo.com Present That Concerns Me: Preparing Students
  4. 4. Technology and 21 st Century Literacy Skills Skills for the Future By David Warlick• What skills do I need to provide for my students?• What does the workplace need them to be able to do?• What should I incorporate into Inquiry Based Learning Projects to support the development of these skills for their working future outside of school? Photo taken from www.don.johnston.com
  5. 5. WorkforceIndustrial Age: Wanted a workforce that could be directedDigital Age: Wants a workforce that teaches itself using theresources it finds (David Warlick)
  6. 6. 21st Century information is:NetworkedDigitalAbundantOperates without containers (the reader has as muchcontrol as the publisher) (David Warlick)
  7. 7. What is 21st Century literacy?Literacy is the skills involved to resourcefully use informationto learn and accomplish goals. use the Internet and other ICTs to: identify important questions locate information critically evaluate the usefulness of that information synthesize information to answer those questions communicate the answers to others (Leu, Kinzer, Coiro, & Cammack, 2004)
  8. 8. Identify important questions My Essential QuestionCan personal, native-speaker letters, videos, blogs, or other resources similar to those in the “Civil War and the Southern family” example on http://webinquiry.org be foundand used to teach vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure within the theme of why particular architectural and interior design or décor elements developed in Spanish homes?
  9. 9. What is 21st Century literacy?Literacy is the skills involved to resourcefully use informationto learn and accomplish goals. use the Internet and other ICTs to: identify important questions locate information critically evaluate the usefulness of that information synthesize information to answer those questions communicate the answers to others (Leu, Kinzer, Coiro, & Cammack, 2004)
  10. 10. locate information critically evaluate the usefulness of that information Keeping my topic in mind, I followed the recommendations of this course and experimented with different search engines and key word searches. I found this an eye-opening experience, as previously I did not believe there was any difference in search engines. I determined that www.yahoo.com and www.webcrawler.com were the best search engines for what I was looking for. Therefore, in my class and as I design inquiry based learning experiences, I will list the different search engines as a resource. I will have the students do just what we did here - take one part of the project and practice with 3 different engines and search strategies.Stacy Roeschlein
  11. 11. TOPIC FOCUS (Keyword search scavenger hunt, Reading the Web)Learning which key words generate productivesearches and evaluating websites and informationfor usefulness and validity takes a lot of time! Read the URL Examine the content Ask about the author Links to and from the website (Article Get REAL, How to Validate Information on the W
  12. 12. Technology and 21st Century Literacy Skills The Changing Work Environment By David Thornburg Photo from www.edutopia.org
  13. 13. Expectations of the New Workforce• Collaboration with peers – Millenniums are used to social networking (David Warlick) – Intellectual work, intellectual capital, can be delivered from anywhere. – It can be disaggregated, delivered, distributed, produced, and put back together again – this gives a whole new degree of freedom to the way we do work, especially work of an intellectual nature. – You can innovate without having to emmigrate. (Thomas Friedman 2005)
  14. 14. Collect and Highlight, Then Remember Tools Plans and Pricing Social Bookmarking Sites enable Feature Tools Feedback Sign In Diigo for iPad Collaboration across time and geography. Your all-purpose digital library on iPad! Diigo Power Note for Android Your memory booster on the go! Join Diigo Help Diigo offline reader for iPhone Read bookmarks offline on iPhone Students can use this resource to collaborate on their research. Tools for desktop browsers Bookmark, Highlight, screenshot...in one place! Tr Get Started Now! Educator ? Get started here »Welcome toDelicious!Delicious helps you find cool stuffand collect it for easy sharing. Dig Collect and Highinto stacks created by the community,and then build your own!(www.delicious.com) Feature Tools (www.diigo.com) Diigo for iPad Your all-purpose digital libr Diigo Power Note for Andr Your memory booster on the Diigo offline reader for iPh Diigo vs. Alternatives, or Why Diigo?
  15. 15. Web search textual vertigo! Photo from http://ladconciergegropu.comMake a chart of website titles and URLs, brief annotations, and tags.This enables the student to think critically and efficiently about tagcategories and website descriptions. This will help when it is time tosynthesize data.
  16. 16. collaborate My next discovery was the existence of social bookmarking sites such as www.delicious.com and www.diigo.com. These are spectacular tools for the 21st century skill of collaboration with others to solve problems. However, as I bookmarked websites, I started to get lost in tagging. I believe providing a chart or graphic organizer would be helpful to prevent “textual and tagging vertigo.” As Dr. Douglas Hartman suggests, mapping out or recording learning as a student conducts research will help keep the student on track. Making a chart of my website titles and URLs, brief annotations, and tags helped me become more aware of what I was using as tags and become more efficient in my descriptions. It also helped me generate new key word searches. I will have students do this also as it is a useful skill in organizational knowledge. Handout E-2 Questions about the URL on p. 181 and the evaluation charts in section 07 helped me critically evaluate each source, who is the parent company, and what might be the reason for a website design and the message angle influencing it. The location and critical evaluation of information are two more of the 21st century literacy skills.Stacy Roeschlein
  17. 17. The Internet Searchfor usable blogs, wikis, podcasts, and websites Image from www.seminarpaper.com
  18. 18. The History LOS CIGARRALES leave a comment A Great Spain Photo Blog… Posted in General October 12th, 2011 at 9:35 am Written by Ben Curtis Spain podcasts, and even learning Spanish, at our sister site Notes in Spanish. If this is your first visit then ¡Bienvenido! You’ll find endless information about Life in Spain, Spanish food, travel in Spain, our famous 4 comments Welcome to Notes From Spain!Definitely not in Kansas anymore: A pathway along the Noguera Ribagorzana river, which separates Aragon and Catalunya in Se da en Toledo una rareza of Spanish 9 arquitectónica y es que bellos e históricos edificios se entremezclan con los usos y costumbres de la Style 10 actual ciudad moderna y es habitual que esconda construcciones con share Homes siglos de antigüedad que se han 2 By Kate Wharmby Seldman, eHow incluido poco a poco, recuperado share Contributor para su intervención en la vida del Spanish-style homes are nuevo milenio. 22 popular today in Southern California and Arizona, as Un ejemplo de esta circunstancia Errant in Iberia Learn Spanish well as Florida and Texas. Podcasts son Los Cigarrales, cortijos otrora About Home The architectural style usados como casas de recreo por la originated in the ornate burguesía toledana y hoy día buildings of 17th- and 18th- reconvertidos en vergeles de paz en century Spain. California las riberas del Tajo, especialmente missions of the18th-century al sur de la ciudad. California also influenced this style. Spanish-style Construcciones de estética rústica, homes combine simple red señorial, algunos incluso roofs and stucco walls with conventual, se rodean de bellos complicated wrought iron jardines, terrazas o patios repletos detailing and colorful tile de plantas y flores work. Does this Spark an idea?
  19. 19. What is 21st Century literacy?Literacy is the skills involved to resourcefully use informationto learn and accomplish goals. use the Internet and other ICTs to: identify important questions locate information critically evaluate the usefulness of that information synthesize information to answer those questions communicate the answers to others (Leu, Kinzer, Coiro, & Cammack, 2004)
  20. 20. My final discovery was disappointing. After hours of searching, generating different key words, and scanning several blogs, wikis, and websites, I determined that the use of resources similar to those in the “Civil War and the Southern family” example are difficult, if not impossible, to locate for my purpose of teaching vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure within the home theme. Many blogs and wikis had inappropriate content on them for K-12 education. Others did not have enough depth of information on the theme of Spanish housing. In Section 08 you can read my synthesis of Spanish homes from two valid websites. Handout S-1 Text Map on p. 215 was an excellent graphic organizer for synthesis. The Synthesis Self-Checker, S-13 p. 229, will also be used in my class. I also found good information on Wikipedia and Regional tourism sites, such as the Los Cigarrales site, regarding specific regions of Spain and housing styles. Unfortunately, this text was written in an advanced level of Spanish, which level I and II students would not comprehend. Likewise, the Notes from Spain blog had podcasts and text about Spanish culture. This style of blog is common and I believe would create a “textual vertigo” leading students off track from the thematic goal.Stacy Roeschlein
  21. 21. Synthesize information to answer those questions s y n t h e s i s
  22. 22. What is 21st Century literacy?Literacy is the skills involved to resourcefully use informationto learn and accomplish goals. use the Internet and other ICTs to: identify important questions locate information critically evaluate the usefulness of that information synthesize information to answer those questions communicate the answers to others (Leu, Kinzer, Coiro, & Cammack, 2004)
  23. 23. communicate the answers to others Communicating  Sharing information online through wikis, blogs, and other tools. (Dr. Douglas Hartman)
  24. 24. In conclusion, for this house theme, I could not use personal narratives, podcasts, wikis, or blogs for research. However, we could use them as vehicles to share our own research information and to create our presentations. My preference, though, would be to use iBook Author software throughout the school year and create our own textbook with the results of several inquiry projects. In this manner we could create our own podcasts, videos, and graphics to support our textual findings. Students could explore a media that inspires their own creativity and utilize it to convey the information found in both traditional and 21 st century media.Stacy Roeschlein

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