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Google The Answer

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If Your Students Can Google the Answer, You May Be Asking the Wrong Question
Thanks to ubiquitous digital information devices, finding the answer to most questions is only an Internet search away. Now more than ever, we must teach our students to be critical consumers of the information that they encounter, and we must reinvest ourselves in posing questions that involve application and synthesis.

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Google The Answer

  1. 1. If your students can the answer you may be asking the WRONG questions. Brian Housand, Ph.D. brianhousand.com bit.ly/ Cag2014
  2. 2. brianhousand.com
  3. 3. 2014 ARKANSAS NEBRASKA CALIFORNIA NORTH CAROLINA GEORGIA MONTANA SOUTH CAROLINA TEXAS WASHINGTON CONNECTICUT ALABAMA KANSAS FLORIDA MARYLAND
  4. 4. If your students can GOOGLE the answer...
  5. 5. You may be asking the WRONG questions!
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  7. 7. RECALL ≠ UNDERSTANDING
  8. 8. The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot LEARN, UNLEARN AND RELEARN. (Toffler, 1970)
  9. 9. DID
  10. 10. 1) In what year was the first U.S. postage stamp issued? ! 2) Who was on it? ! 3) How much did it cost?
  11. 11. NEW LITERACIES newliteracies.uconn.edu IDENTIFY Important Questions LOCATE Information CRITICALLY EVALUATE SYNTHESIZE Information COMMUNICATE Answers
  12. 12. Fiction f rom Truth using Evidence
  13. 13. “Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside of him.” -- Ernest Hemingway
  14. 14. TR IAN GU LA TIO N
  15. 15. WHO WROTE THIS INFORMATION? ! WHEN WAS THE ARTICLE WRITTEN? ! CAN THE INFORMATION BE VERIFIED FOR ACCURACY?
  16. 16. BLUFF THE INTERNET SEARCHER
  17. 17. agoogleaday.com
  18. 18. google.com/insidesearch/searcheducation
  19. 19. AGGREGATOR
  20. 20. LiveBinders
  21. 21. WHO WHAT WHEN IS DID WHERE WHY WILL MIGHT HOW SHOULD COULD WOULD CAN
  22. 22. bit.ly/middleschooldrawntolife
  23. 23. WHAT ABOUT MATH?
  24. 24. Google Trends
  25. 25. 101qs.com
  26. 26. wonderopolis.com
  27. 27. geoguessr.com
  28. 28. geosettr.com
  29. 29. writingprompts.tumblr.com
  30. 30. The whole process of education should thus be conceived as the process of learning to think through the solution of real problems. ! -- John Dewey, 1938
  31. 31. Real World Problems Academic Rigor Technology Integration www.ecugifted.com
  32. 32. We need students to get more DEEPLY INTERESTED in things, more INVOLVED in them, more ENGAGED in wanting to know, to have projects that they can get EXCITED about and work on over long periods of time, to be STIMULATED TO FIND THINGS OUT ON THEIR OWN. - Gardner
  33. 33. ANSWERS ARE EASY. It’s asking the right questions which is hard. - THE DOCTOR
  34. 34. What do you think?
  35. 35. Why do you think that?
  36. 36. How do you know this?
  37. 37. Can you tell me more?
  38. 38. What questions do you still have?
  39. 39. If your students can the answer you may be asking the WRONG questions. Brian Housand, Ph.D. brianhousand.com bit.ly/ Cag2014

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