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  • Role Reversal:CollaborationChoiceNo answer providedAuthenticity
  • Which words stand out the most to you? What is not here? Technology is the vehicle for student learning. It could be a Ford Pinto or PorscheExplain research and wordle.netA Kids’ Inquiry Conference provides students with opportunities to share their excitement about discoveries with other students, to critically evaluate the credibility of their own research and testing, and to draw on the discoveries of other students to further their interest in science, math, engineering and technology. Beyond the Science Fair. Creating a Kids’ Inquiry Conference by Dieckman, Neutze, Pearce & SaulEvolution of KIC for Melissa ISD
  • Difference between deductive inquiry (cook book labs where student do very little thinking) and inductive inquiry (where students develop conceptual understanding through questioning and hypothesizing.)Rote memorization does not promote conceptual understanding.
  • New Expectations in TEKS: K-4 descriptive investigations, 5 descriptive and experimental (but we need to include comparative), 6-12 all 3What similarities and differences do you see?We know that students really develop the conceptual understanding of the concept if they can teach it to others. This also allows for the concept to go into the long term memory bank.
  • think, act, speak like scientistsDr. Ballard
  • These are picture of students preparing for and presenting at a KIC conference…What process skills do you see in these pictures?What you will see preparing for and on the day of the conference: digital literacy Personal Learning Networks - Warlick Measuring Observing collecting identifying analyzing interpreting modeling demonstrating evaluating organizing creating synthesizing presenting designing testing controlling variables controlling testing standards researching communicating concluding inferring classifying predicting formulating hypotheses
  • 21st century learning skills
  • What we have triedGoogle sitesWeeblyMoodleGlogsterTeacher webPreziFlip vids8 mm video cameraDigital cameraLive streaming:, camera quality, band width, micsNetbooksComputer lab
  • Grant available for technical equipment. Almost all the software that we use is FREE.Shift in direction of KIC can be support by the TEKS…our TEKS support inquiry based learning, types of investigations. District curriculumDevelop a team of teachers to work together and make decisions together. Start smallNot an issueFear of taking the risk, time commitment…pay back is what your kids excitement about this process
  • TCEA 2011 KIC

    1. 1. Extreme Makeover:Science Fair Edition Alissa Royal K-8 Engineering Coordinator Dr. Brian Brown Technology Services Coordinator
    2. 2. Types of Instructional Technology Computer- Information Information Assisted- “Sharing” “Collecting” Learning Digital ReplacesPresentations Synthesis Role Reversal projectors Teacher
    3. 3. What age group of students do you work with?A. K-5 Core SubjectB. 6-8 Core SubjectC. 9-12 Core SubjectD. District LevelE. Technology TeacherF. Other
    4. 4. On a weekly basis, how much time do you spend integrating technology skills in your content area?A. noneB. 1-2 hoursC. 3-4 hoursD. 5 + hours
    5. 5. How strongly do you feel that “information collecting” technology impacts student motivation to learn?A. Strongly DisagreeB. DisagreeC. No OpinionD. AgreeE. Strongly Agree
    6. 6. Structured Guided Student- InitiatedStudent: focuses on focuses on more focuses on one aspect than one aspect all aspectsTeacher: model and guide model and guide defines supporting aspects supporting aspects learning goals guide reasoning guide reasoning guide reasoning with discretion Scientific Inquiry Model: NW Regional Educational Library
    7. 7. Science Fair Kids’ Inquiry Conference scientific method  scientific method competition  non-competitive rigid guidelines  choice showing of work through  showing of work through display boards variety of mediums to audiences  authentic experiences  fosters collaboration  become experts on topic  integration of technology beyond word processing
    8. 8.  Get others excited about science Authentic, non-competitive environment Students sharing science experiences Greater awareness of their own science knowledge Strengthened presentation, communication and technology skills
    9. 9. How many hours a day does an 8-18 year spend using media devices?A. 0-2 hoursB. 2-4 hoursC. 4-6 hoursD. 6-8 hoursE. 8+ hoursRoberts, D. F., Foehr, U. G., & Rideout, V. (2005), Generation M: Media in the lives of 8-18 year-olds. Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation.
    10. 10.  Video  Photo Story or Vodcast  Flipvids  Digital camera  8mm video camera  Microsoft Photo Story  Microsoft MovieMaker  Demonstration Webpage  Presentation with Visual  TeacherWeb Aid  Google Sites  Microsoft PowerPoint  Glogster  Prezi  TeacherTube  Podcast  Weebly  Audacity  MOODLE  Live Streaming 
    11. 11.  21st century skills Seamless technology implementation Increase of student conceptual understanding Increase in district and state data Student ownership of own learning Connects all processing skills in a cohesive experience “Being a scientist” Improves student cognition Business and community partnerships
    12. 12. What would be the most significant obstacle in implementing a Kids’ Inquiry Conference in your school district?A. Technology needsB. Administrative supportC. Teacher buy-inD. Student engagementE. Your own personal road blocks
    13. 13. Thank You!Visit booth 2271 for more information
    14. 14. Dieckman, Dona, Charles R. Pearce, and Wendy Saul. Beyond the Science Fair: Creating a Kids Inquiry Conference. Chicago: Heinemann, 2005. Print."The Kids Inquiry Conference Homepage." The Elementary Science Integration Projects. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Nov. 2010. <"Science Education Products and Supplies | ETA/Cuisenaire." ETA/Cuisenaire: Hands-On Manipulatives and Supplemental Educational Materials for Grades PreK-12. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Nov. 2010. < &d0=SCIENCE>."Melissa Ridge Elementary - KIC: Kids Inquiry Conference." Melissa Ridge Elementary - Index. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Nov. 2010. <http://melissa- nid=fea16593c11b978dda2befd292dcf250