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If your students can
the answer
you may be asking the
WRONG questions.
brianhousand.com/whitworth
BRIANHOUSAND.COM
Brian
H E L L O
My name is
I AM A
GEEK
TodaysMeet
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2014
If your students can GOOGLE the answer...
You may be asking the WRONG questions!
ALL YOU GOT IS THIS MOMENT
THE 21ST
CENTURY IS
YESTERDAY
YOU CAN CARE ALL YOU WANT
EVERYBODY DOES YEAH THAT’S OKAY
Y2K
3
2
1
Words
Questions
Metaphor
3
2
1
Words
Questions
Metaphor
WRONG
RIGHT
http://www.animationmagazine.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Pixar-Creativity-Inc-post.jpg
FAILURE 

isn’t a necessary evil.
In FACT, it isn’t EVIL at all.
It is a NECESSARY
consequence of doing
something NEW.
- E...
FAIL EARLY
FAIL FAST
BE WRONGAS FAST AS YOU CAN.
Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition
nmc.org
SOLVABLE CHALLENGES
> Creating Authentic
Learning Opportunities
!
> Integrating Personalized
Learning
The whole process of
education should
thus be conceived as
the process of
learning to think
through the solution
of real p...
WICKED CHALLENGES
> Competition from new
models of education
!
> Keeping formal
education relevant
DID
RECALL
≠UNDERSTANDING
www.brainrush.com
Creativity is just
connecting things.
When you ask creative people
how they did something, they feel
a little guilty becau...
TYPE III
INDEPENDENT OR SMALL GROUP INVESTIGATIONS
PRODUCTS AND/OR PERFORMANCES
TYPE I
GENERAL
EXPLORATORY
ACTIVITIES
!
TY...
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76% of teachers surveyed “strongly agree” with the assertion that internet search engines have conditioned students to exp...
Agree with the notion that the amount of information available online today is overwhelming to most students.
83%
Today’s digital technologies discourage students from using a wide range of sources when conducting research.
71%
1) In what year was the first
U.S. postage stamp issued?
!
2) Who was on it?
!
3) How much did it cost?
IDENTIFY Important Questions
LOCATE Information
CRITICALLY EVALUATE
SYNTHESIZE Information
COMMUNICATE Answers
NEW LITERAC...
Fiction f rom
Truth using
Evidence
“Every man
should have a
built-in
automatic
crap detector
operating
inside of him.”
-- Ernest Hemingway
News Feed
TRIANGULATION
WHO
WROTE THIS
INFORMATION?
!
WHEN WAS
THE ARTICLE WRITTEN?
!
CAN THE INFORMATION BE
VERIFIED FOR ACCURACY?
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ANSWERS ARE
EASY.
It’s asking the
right questions
which is hard.- T H E D O C T O R
HALFTIME
If#you#don’t#read#much,#
you#really#don’t#know#much.#
#YOU ARE
DANGEROUS!!
DANGER
--Jim Trelease
TOOLISHNESS!
AHEAD
FOCUS
O N T H E
LEARNING
FORGETTHEi
TECHNOLOGY!
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www.gurbuz-de.com
www.gurbuz-de.com
1. IDENTIFY A TECH TOOL
5. EVALUATE
4. WATCH IT GROW
3. GIVE IT TIME
2. PROVIDE A PURPOSE
5
STEP
TECHNOLOGY
INTEGRATION
PL...
www.gurbuz-de.com
B L U F F T H E
I N T E R N E T
S E A R C H E R
agoogleaday.com
google.com/insidesearch/searcheducation
INTERNET
RESEARCH
AGGREGATOR
LiveBinders
blendspace.com
TRY THIS!
GENERIC SENTENCE FRAMES
“Who are…”
“When did…”
“Why does…”
“What will happen if…”
WHO
WHAT WHEN
WHERE WHY
HOW
IS
DID CAN
WILL MIGHT
SHOULD	

COULD	

WOULD
TodaysMeet
todaysmeet.com/whitworth
bit.ly/middleschooldrawntolife
WHAT ABOUT MATH?
My Script Calculator
Google Trends
101qs.com
books.google.com
wonderopolis.org/home
geoguessr.com
geosettr.com
writingprompts.tumblr.com
http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/files/2013/04/brain-990x622.png
INITIAL THOUGHTS
http://www.getconnectederie.org/content/www.getconnectederie.org/filemgr/Resources.jpg
PERSPECTIVES
RESOURCES
ASSESSMENThttp://openclipart.org/image/800px/svg_to_png/23156/dholler_ok.png
REVISIT INITIAL POST!
CONNECT & EXTEND!
http://www.ldl.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Challenge-crop.jpg
TEDed
bit.ly/nets-profiles
Identify, research, and
collect data on an
environmental issue using
digital resources and
propose a solution.
PK - 2
Produce a media-rich
digital story about a
significant local event
based on first-person
interviews.
3 - 5
Create original animations
or videos documenting
school, community, or local
events.
6 - 8
Design, develop, and test a
digital learning game to
demonstrate knowledge
and skills related to
curriculum content.
9 - 12
Refine
Questions
Can the question be answered by

making observations, 

collecting data, 

making measurements,

and/or changing variables...
Can the question be 

narrowed 

and focused 

enough to look at 

a SINGLE variable?
Do we have
access to the
NECESSARY
materials to help
us answer the
question?
We need students to get
more DEEPLY INTERESTED in things,
more INVOLVED in them,
more ENGAGED in wanting to know,
to have ...
What do
you think?
Why do you
think that?
How do you
know this?
Can you tell
me more?
What
questions do
you still
have?
STOP
STOP
STOP
STOP
STOP
STOP
STOP
STOP
STOP
STOP
STOP
STOP
CURIOSITY
IMAGINATION
PASSION
CREATIVITY
STOP
GO
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TO INFINITY
AND BEYOND
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  1. 1. If your students can the answer you may be asking the WRONG questions. brianhousand.com/whitworth
  2. 2. BRIANHOUSAND.COM
  3. 3. Brian H E L L O My name is
  4. 4. I AM A GEEK
  5. 5. TodaysMeet todaysmeet.com/whitworth
  6. 6. 2014
  7. 7. If your students can GOOGLE the answer...
  8. 8. You may be asking the WRONG questions!
  9. 9. ALL YOU GOT IS THIS MOMENT THE 21ST CENTURY IS YESTERDAY YOU CAN CARE ALL YOU WANT EVERYBODY DOES YEAH THAT’S OKAY
  10. 10. Y2K
  11. 11. 3 2 1 Words Questions Metaphor
  12. 12. 3 2 1 Words Questions Metaphor
  13. 13. WRONG RIGHT
  14. 14. http://www.animationmagazine.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Pixar-Creativity-Inc-post.jpg
  15. 15. FAILURE isn’t a necessary evil. In FACT, it isn’t EVIL at all. It is a NECESSARY consequence of doing something NEW. - Ed Cutmull
  16. 16. FAIL EARLY FAIL FAST
  17. 17. BE WRONGAS FAST AS YOU CAN.
  18. 18. Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition nmc.org
  19. 19. SOLVABLE CHALLENGES > Creating Authentic Learning Opportunities ! > Integrating Personalized Learning
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. WICKED CHALLENGES > Competition from new models of education ! > Keeping formal education relevant
  22. 22. DID
  23. 23. RECALL ≠UNDERSTANDING
  24. 24. www.brainrush.com
  25. 25. Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and SYNTHESIZE new things. - Steve Jobs, 1995
  26. 26. TYPE III INDEPENDENT OR SMALL GROUP INVESTIGATIONS PRODUCTS AND/OR PERFORMANCES TYPE I GENERAL EXPLORATORY ACTIVITIES ! TYPE II METHODOLOGICAL TRAINING / HOW-TO ACTIVITIES ! (Renzulli, 1977)
  27. 27. http://cowparadenc.com/images/cows/peedee.jpg
  28. 28. 76% of teachers surveyed “strongly agree” with the assertion that internet search engines have conditioned students to expect to be able to find information quickly and easily. 76%
  29. 29. Agree with the notion that the amount of information available online today is overwhelming to most students. 83%
  30. 30. Today’s digital technologies discourage students from using a wide range of sources when conducting research. 71%
  31. 31. 1) In what year was the first U.S. postage stamp issued? ! 2) Who was on it? ! 3) How much did it cost?
  32. 32. IDENTIFY Important Questions LOCATE Information CRITICALLY EVALUATE SYNTHESIZE Information COMMUNICATE Answers NEW LITERACIES newliteracies.uconn.edu
  33. 33. Fiction f rom Truth using Evidence
  34. 34. “Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside of him.” -- Ernest Hemingway
  35. 35. News Feed
  36. 36. TRIANGULATION
  37. 37. WHO WROTE THIS INFORMATION? ! WHEN WAS THE ARTICLE WRITTEN? ! CAN THE INFORMATION BE VERIFIED FOR ACCURACY?
  38. 38. http://www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/files/2011/10/doctorwho_s05_e00_21_tardis__x-large.jpg
  39. 39. ANSWERS ARE EASY. It’s asking the right questions which is hard.- T H E D O C T O R
  40. 40. HALFTIME
  41. 41. If#you#don’t#read#much,# you#really#don’t#know#much.# #YOU ARE DANGEROUS!! DANGER --Jim Trelease TOOLISHNESS! AHEAD
  42. 42. FOCUS O N T H E LEARNING
  43. 43. FORGETTHEi TECHNOLOGY!
  44. 44. www.gurbuz-de.com
  45. 45. www.gurbuz-de.com
  46. 46. www.gurbuz-de.com
  47. 47. 1. IDENTIFY A TECH TOOL 5. EVALUATE 4. WATCH IT GROW 3. GIVE IT TIME 2. PROVIDE A PURPOSE 5 STEP TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION PLAN (Besnoy, Housand, & Clark, 2008)
  48. 48. www.gurbuz-de.com
  49. 49. B L U F F T H E I N T E R N E T S E A R C H E R
  50. 50. agoogleaday.com
  51. 51. google.com/insidesearch/searcheducation
  52. 52. INTERNET RESEARCH
  53. 53. AGGREGATOR
  54. 54. LiveBinders
  55. 55. blendspace.com
  56. 56. TRY THIS! GENERIC SENTENCE FRAMES “Who are…” “When did…” “Why does…” “What will happen if…”
  57. 57. WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY HOW IS DID CAN WILL MIGHT SHOULD COULD WOULD
  58. 58. TodaysMeet todaysmeet.com/whitworth
  59. 59. bit.ly/middleschooldrawntolife
  60. 60. WHAT ABOUT MATH?
  61. 61. My Script Calculator
  62. 62. Google Trends
  63. 63. 101qs.com
  64. 64. books.google.com
  65. 65. wonderopolis.org/home
  66. 66. geoguessr.com
  67. 67. geosettr.com
  68. 68. writingprompts.tumblr.com
  69. 69. http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu
  70. 70. http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/files/2013/04/brain-990x622.png INITIAL THOUGHTS
  71. 71. http://www.getconnectederie.org/content/www.getconnectederie.org/filemgr/Resources.jpg PERSPECTIVES RESOURCES
  72. 72. ASSESSMENThttp://openclipart.org/image/800px/svg_to_png/23156/dholler_ok.png
  73. 73. REVISIT INITIAL POST! CONNECT & EXTEND!
  74. 74. http://www.ldl.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Challenge-crop.jpg
  75. 75. TEDed
  76. 76. bit.ly/nets-profiles
  77. 77. Identify, research, and collect data on an environmental issue using digital resources and propose a solution. PK - 2
  78. 78. Produce a media-rich digital story about a significant local event based on first-person interviews. 3 - 5
  79. 79. Create original animations or videos documenting school, community, or local events. 6 - 8
  80. 80. Design, develop, and test a digital learning game to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to curriculum content. 9 - 12
  81. 81. Refine Questions
  82. 82. Can the question be answered by making observations, collecting data, making measurements, and/or changing variables?
  83. 83. Can the question be narrowed and focused enough to look at a SINGLE variable?
  84. 84. Do we have access to the NECESSARY materials to help us answer the question?
  85. 85. 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 o v e r l o n g p e r i o d s o f t i m e , to be STIMULATED TO FIND THINGS OUT ON THEIR OWN. - Gardner
  86. 86. What do you think?
  87. 87. Why do you think that?
  88. 88. How do you know this?
  89. 89. Can you tell me more?
  90. 90. What questions do you still have?
  91. 91. STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP
  92. 92. CURIOSITY
  93. 93. IMAGINATION
  94. 94. PASSION
  95. 95. CREATIVITY
  96. 96. STOP
  97. 97. GO
  98. 98. http://www.disneypictures.net/data/media/202/Buzz_Lightyear_wallpaper.jpg
  99. 99. TO INFINITY AND BEYOND

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