Using Web 2.0 for 21st Century Skills: Teaching through Inquiry http://technologymeaningful.wikispaces.com/inquiry
In quiry Questioning! To ask (about something). To make an inquiry or an investigation . Questioning is the key
Inquiry relates to… John Dewey's philosophy that education begins with the curiosity of the learner
What does inquiry-based learning look like in the classroom? An inquiry-based approach is more dynamic in how students pursue knowledge & information; it is no longer linear or compartmentalized
Inquiry Learning is not… Unstructured… Inquiry Learning is just structured differently. Meaning: Your role as the teacher is different it changes. In the Beginning: Inquiry-based learning activities require more planning, preparation, and responsiveness from you as the teacher.
Guiding Questions for You <ul><li>What can inquiry look like in your classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you help your students “own” questions that drive their inquiries? </li></ul><ul><li>What teaching strategies can you draw on to support your students to do inquiry? </li></ul>
Example: The Beginning <ul><li>Introducing students to a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm : Begin by asking questions so students bring in prior knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling : Encourage students to ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm : Big idea question or essential element </li></ul><ul><li>Share Rubric </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Groups : Create foundational questions (five to eight) </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate : Walk to groups asking open-ended questions getting students to understand the difference between essential questions (big idea question) and foundation questions (sub questions) </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Groups : Create list of questions, keywords for research, best resources to answer questions, experts in field emails, local community members or businesses. Place on project Wiki to help communicate findings. Begin finding answers to questions. </li></ul>Questioning
Example: The Middle <ul><li>Generating ideas : Move around to see what other groups are doing by visiting their Wiki project page and move around the classroom to other group stations. </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection/Recording: Students keep personal Blog (log) on research, participation, questions, findings, what worked, what did not work, questions answered </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate : Redirect students when needed </li></ul>Generating ideas
Example: The End <ul><li>Report findings - Digital story, Social book mark list, database, spreadsheet, graph, art work, play, video, debate, models, web page, wiki, blog, podcast, cartoon, timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect - Visit the big idea and foundational questions again </li></ul><ul><li>Ask - Were all questions answered </li></ul><ul><li>Review rubric </li></ul>Sharing New Knowledge
What does an inquiry-oriented teacher look like?
Changing the way we teach and our students learn; moving from “ learning about facts ” to ‘ learning to become ” a historian, mathematician, scientist, and/or a political scientist. As a teacher you begin to create immersive environments, allowing students to explore and create content, use and remix content, and share with others Inquiry-based learning means change
Classroom inquiry involves students taking ownership of questions that lead to investigations, planning and carrying out investigations, and drawing and sharing conclusions based on evidence from their investigation. Teachers can support each of these aspects of inquiry with a variety of teaching strategies.
the use of the Internet as a two-way medium - - -content is not only consumed, but it can be created This consumption and participation gives Web 2.0 the name the ‘Read/Write’ Web
Question How can you effectively use the “Read/Write Web" to motivate students? Remember Web 2.0 allows users to participate, collaborate, share, and create
What are the essentials of Web 2.0 for education? Blogs Social Bookmarking Podcasting Wikis Twitter Video NetVibes
Web Frameworks Students have the opportunity to work within Web frameworks or scaffolding that facilitate creativity and thinking rather than providing the content for them. The Web can be seen as a conversation that constantly changes the way we see and experience information.
Web 2.0 Tool Example Possible Uses Blog UMWblogs.org, Blogger.com, edublogs.com, classblogmeister.com Reflections, log of daily activities, journal, resource, brainstorming to organize writing, peer review, s, e-portfolio Wiki Wikispaces.com, pbwiki.com Collaborative writing, projects, research, group work, e-portfolio Video Flip Video (TeacherTube) Creating, storing information, integrating multi media to convey meaning Podcast Gcast.com, podomatic.com Feedback, telling, compiling informational stories about content Cartoon ToonDoo.com, pikistrips.com, ComicCreator Visual, creating, identifying key terms, telling a story about content Digital Story Flicker, VoiceThread, photostory Writing, incorporating multimedia (images, sound, video, etc) to compose a narrative Concept Map webspiration Relationships, visual, organizing Interactive White Board Smartboard, promethian Identification, relationships, visual Clicker/Student Response System eResponse Instant feedback, identify misconceptions during lecture Online Test mystudiyo.com Objective, higher order thinking questions
As Teachers We Want to… <ul><li>Engage our students in both the content and the creation of content. Making authentic work for students </li></ul><ul><li>Create authentic and global activities that allow our students to be creative and create for the Web so that possible connections to students outside of the classroom can be made </li></ul><ul><li>Participate not only reading about topics, but creating quality information about topics for a global audience </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate by providing many opportunities for students to work together, share information, and reflect on their learning </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking and the ability to evaluate information critically even the information that we create </li></ul>
Questions <ul><li>How can you make your students dive deeper into “big ideas” and discover information? </li></ul><ul><li>What Web 2.0 tools can you integrate to help students think, share, and create new knowledge? </li></ul>
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