If your students can
the answer

you may be asking the
WRONG questions.

Brian Housand, Ph.D.
brianhousand.com

bit.ly/
NC...
brianhousand.com
2014

ARKANSAS
NEBRASKA
CALIFORNIA
NORTH CAROLINA
GEORGIA
MONTANA
SOUTH CAROLINA
TEXAS
WASHINGTON
CONNECTICUT
ALABAMA
KANS...
If your students can GOOGLE the answer...
You may be asking the WRONG questions!
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WHO
WHAT WHEN

IS
DID

WHERE WHY

WILL MIGHT

HOW

SHOULD!
COULD!
WOULD

CAN
DID
RECALL

≠

UNDERSTANDING
With great power comes
great responsibility
NEW LITERACIES
newliteracies.uconn.edu

IDENTIFY Important Questions
LOCATE Information
CRITICALLY EVALUATE
SYNTHESIZE Inf...
Fiction f rom
Truth using
Evidence
“Every man
should have a
built-in
automatic
crap detector
operating
inside of him.”
-- Ernest Hemingway
TR
IAN
GU
LA
TIO
N
WHO
WROTE THIS
INFORMATION?
!

WHEN WAS
THE ARTICLE WRITTEN?
!

CAN THE INFORMATION BE
VERIFIED FOR ACCURACY?
I
BLUFF THE
INTERNET
SEARCHER
agoogleaday.com
google.com/insidesearch/searcheducation
THE ILLUSION OF CHOICE
AGGREGATOR
LiveBinders
bit.ly/middleschooldrawntolife
WHAT ABOUT MATH?
Google Trends
101qs.com
wonderopolis.com
TYPE I

TYPE II

GENERAL
EXPLORATORY
ACTIVITIES

METHODOLOGICAL
TRAINING /
HOW-TO ACTIVITIES

!

!

TYPE III
INDEPENDENT O...
We need students to get
more DEEPLY

INTERESTED in things,
more INVOLVED in them,
more ENGAGED in wanting to know,
to have...
geoguessr.com
geosettr.com
writingprompts.tumblr.com
The whole process of
education should
thus be conceived as
the process of
learning to think
through the solution
of real p...
Real World Problems
Academic Rigor
Technology Integration

www.ecugifted.com
ANSWERS ARE
EASY.
It’s asking the
right questions
which is hard.

- THE DOCTOR
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?
If your students can
the answer

you may be asking the
WRONG questions.
Brian Housand, Ph.D.
brianhousand.com

bit.ly/
Cag...
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT
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If your students can Google the answer, you may be asking the wrong questions! NCAGT

  1. 1. If your students can the answer you may be asking the WRONG questions. Brian Housand, Ph.D. brianhousand.com bit.ly/ NCAGT2014
  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!
  6. 6. 42
  7. 7. WHO WHAT WHEN IS DID WHERE WHY WILL MIGHT HOW SHOULD! COULD! WOULD CAN
  8. 8. DID
  9. 9. RECALL ≠ UNDERSTANDING
  10. 10. With great power comes great responsibility
  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. I
  17. 17. BLUFF THE INTERNET SEARCHER
  18. 18. agoogleaday.com
  19. 19. google.com/insidesearch/searcheducation
  20. 20. THE ILLUSION OF CHOICE
  21. 21. AGGREGATOR
  22. 22. LiveBinders
  23. 23. bit.ly/middleschooldrawntolife
  24. 24. WHAT ABOUT MATH?
  25. 25. Google Trends
  26. 26. 101qs.com
  27. 27. wonderopolis.com
  28. 28. TYPE I TYPE II GENERAL EXPLORATORY ACTIVITIES METHODOLOGICAL TRAINING / HOW-TO ACTIVITIES ! ! TYPE III INDEPENDENT OR SMALL GROUP INVESTIGATIONS PRODUCTS AND/OR PERFORMANCES (Renzulli, 1977)
  29. 29. 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
  30. 30. geoguessr.com
  31. 31. geosettr.com
  32. 32. writingprompts.tumblr.com
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. Real World Problems Academic Rigor Technology Integration www.ecugifted.com
  35. 35. ANSWERS ARE EASY. It’s asking the right questions which is hard. - THE DOCTOR
  36. 36. What do you think?
  37. 37. Why do you think that?
  38. 38. How do you know this?
  39. 39. Can you tell me more?
  40. 40. What questions do you still have?
  41. 41. 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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