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Googleable vs Non-Googleable Questions

Googleable vs Non-Googleable Questions | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
'Essential questions' are all too often lower order. And not that essential.

 

When we're working with schools on our Design Thinking School programme, one of the easiest ways to explain what we're looking for in the way a project is set, is whether the statement or questions being asked can be Googled easily: is this a Googleable or Not Googleable topic?


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A great exercise is included that will help students to determine the low order and high order questions.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, March 15, 2013 3:15 AM
I agree.. his work and videos are at www.shodor.org
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, March 15, 2013 3:15 AM
I agree.. his work and videos are at www.shodor.org
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 15, 2013 3:19 AM
Thanks, will take a look.
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Web tools to support inquiry-based learning | Eduwebinar

Web tools to support inquiry-based learning | Eduwebinar | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

Inquiry based learning is an active learning process, based on identifying relevant questions to research so that the student can develop knowledge about or create solutions to issues and problems.

Web tools allow students to engage in collaborative and interactive learning. All phases of inquiry learning can be adequately addressed through a wide variety of web-based tools and applications.

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Karen Bonanno's comment, December 12, 2012 3:20 PM
This page hosts a list of web tools that can be embedded in classroom programs to help students work through the phases of inquiry based learning. The tools can also be used by the teachers to provide an information rich environment for student access.
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Adding 'connectivity' into the learning!

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A list of web tools which can be used during each stage of Kuhlthau's Guided Inquiry model. There is a brief explanation of each tool and a direct link. This resource offers fantastic support for teacher librarian's in their role as integrators of information communication technology tools into inquiry learning. 

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30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy -

30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy - | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy by TeachThought Staff Often confused with sympathy and compassion, empathy is, put simply, th
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BBC offers free 360 Video from around the world - via Class Tech Tips

BBC offers free 360 Video from around the world - via Class Tech Tips | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Looking for a clip to send home to students or want to connect a video link for a QR code scavenger hunt? Educational 360 videos are worth exploring!

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 31, 3:37 PM
Bonne idée !
Tina Jameson's curator insight, February 2, 4:55 PM
Includes a link to free starter guide, for those wishing to explore how they might use this attention grabbing format with students.
António Maneira's curator insight, February 5, 10:31 AM
New Media New ways of telling stories! New Learning approach!
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10 Ways to Incorporate Music into Your Classroom - The Edvocate

10 Ways to Incorporate Music into Your Classroom - The Edvocate | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
A teacher librarian shares her best practices for tuneful teaching By Shannon McClintock Miller “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ~Plato One of the most important...
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Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents

Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Blogger Matt Davis has collected some handy resources that parents can use to help their kids start learning about computer programming.
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Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Help students become informed and effective civic participants in today's digital landscape. This unit is design to develop students' critical thinking, news literacy, civic engagement, and social-emotional skills and competencies.
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Arts Integration: Resource Roundup

Arts Integration: Resource Roundup | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
All points of arts integration -- from benefits and implementation to linking the arts with core curriculum -- are covered in this roundup of useful Edutopia blog posts, articles, and videos.
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Six Curriculum Resources for the classroom

Six Curriculum Resources for the classroom | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Planning a new unit in world history? Here are six  terrific curriculum resources worth considering. Each includes activities and resource
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Halloween Classroom Activities for Any Grade

Halloween Classroom Activities for Any Grade | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
To prepare for Halloween in your classroom, check out these activities for fun new ways to sneak in some spooky lessons and ghoulish learning!
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 60 Apps to Teach STEAM in the Classroom: WeAreTeachers

 60 Apps to Teach STEAM in the Classroom: WeAreTeachers | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Using a tablet to explore STEAM concepts is a natural pairing—as kids drag, draw and create they learn more about technology and the world around them. That's why we've gathered 60 of our favorite apps for teaching STEAM in the classroom, with recommendations for every grade level. Read on to get our list!
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A Good Lesson on Hurricanes: Free Technology for Teachers

A Good Lesson on Hurricanes: Free Technology for Teachers | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

The Atlantic hurricane season season is here and It's OK to Be Smart (produced by PBS) has a new video lesson about hurricanes.

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Lesson Plans | Learning about works of art

Lesson Plans | Learning about works of art | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Search for lesson plans that integrate learning about works of art in your classroom.
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Children's Book Council Awards 2016 Books 

Booktopia - Buy Children's Book Council Awards 2016 books online from Australia's leading online bookstore. Discount Children's Book Council Awards 2016 books and flat rate shipping of $6.95 per online book order.
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New Geography for Australian Schools | iBooks

New Geography for Australian Schools | iBooks | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Discover the latest in geography iBooksand resources used in Australian schools.
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The Climate Time Machine

The Climate Time Machine | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Crafting my previous post about 40 years of snow data reminded me of a neat climate change demonstration for kids. NASA's Climate Tim
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Technology in the Classroom Projects for Hour of Code

Technology in the Classroom Projects for Hour of Code | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Here are some technology in the classroom ideas to use during Hour of Code this month.
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How to Create Narrated Tours of Mars & the Moon in Google Earth

You can use Google Earth to create a narrated tour of Mars and the moon. To learn how to create a narrated tour of Earth, see this pos
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7 Halloween Lesson Activities for Elementary School Students

7 Halloween Lesson Activities for Elementary School Students | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Halloween is less than one week away. Some communities, like mine, are having Halloween festivities this weekend. If you're in need o
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Four Social Studies Lessons You Can Update With Comics

Four Social Studies Lessons You Can Update With Comics | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Through the course of a school year I field a lot of questions that go something like this, “I need to use technology in my classroom, bu
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Classroom Activities for Teaching Job Readiness

Classroom Activities for Teaching Job Readiness | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Classroom activities to help your students learn to get along, work well with others.
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20 YouTube Channels for Social Studies

20 YouTube Channels for Social Studies | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
YouTube is a fantastic resource for schools to teach content and for students to learn content. For pretty much any topic you can thin
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youtube for social studies
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A Variety of Ways for Students to Explore National Parks Online: Free Technology for Teachers

A Variety of Ways for Students to Explore National Parks Online: Free Technology for Teachers | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
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Teaching with Graphic Novels | Edudemic

Teaching with Graphic Novels | Edudemic | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Modern graphic novels have emerged as effective teaching tools that help improve literacy, explain complex concepts, and get students excited about reading.
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2016 CBCA Short List – Australia is the Story Country! | Eduwebinar

Insights into the shortlisted titles for several categories of the 2016 CBCA Awards are shared by experienced CBCA Tasmanian Judge, Tricia Scott; and Jennie
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Best kids books of 2016 | Booktopia

Booktopia - buy online books, DVDs and Magazine Subscriptions from Australia's leading online bookstore with over 4 million titles. Booktopia offers thousands of eBooks, daily discounted books and flat rate shipping of $6.95 per online book order.
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