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Reinventing School From the Ground Up For Inquiry Learning

Reinventing School From the Ground Up For Inquiry Learning | Guided Inquiry 2014 | Scoop.it
Can inquiry-based and project-based learning exist in a traditional industrial-age school? It may be time for schools to invent fresh ecosystems designed specifically for inquiry.

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This is a good question. Is it baby steps, or just throw all out with the bathwater and start afresh?

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Helen Rowling's curator insight, September 13, 2013 5:42 PM

Not regurgitation of old information but the development of new information, that is what is required for promoting sustainable growth....inquiry-based learning excites the researchers/learners/students and develops another part of the brain....involve students in real-life problems to encourage thinkers....I agree - a new way, new specifically designed tasks for inquiry.

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Web tools to support inquiry-based learning | Eduwebinar

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 A range of online tools for use in the inquiry process, courtesy of eduwebinar.

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Wendy de Jong's curator insight, January 11, 7:41 AM

This includes a fantastic webinar by Karen Bonanno which outlines in layman's terms the Guided Inquiry process. It goes for almost an hour but is really helpful for any teacher trying to understand what Guided Inquiry is and wanting to use it for the first time.

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Inquiry Based Rubric

INQUIRY BASED RUBRIC Questions Things to Do! Possible Tools Marks Brainstorm • What do we know? …

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25 Next Gen Tools for the Inquiry Classroom

25 Next Gen Tools for the Inquiry Classroom | Guided Inquiry 2014 | Scoop.it

"Next gen tools provide meaningful ways teachers and students can explore, question, reflect and share–leading to Deeper Learning and blended and personalized opportunities for students. Here are 25 ideas for using next gen tools this year in your classroom."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 3, 9:44 PM

Why would we want to use next gen tools in our classroom? One reason is they provide a richer experience for our students, richer content, potentially richer discussions, and more as well as the fact that these tools are often multi-disciplinary and multi-sensory.

The 25 tools listed here address large parts of the curriculum as well as grade levels. Five are listed below. Click through to the post to learn more about them and twenty more.

* PBS for Educators has many resources available. This post highlights three specifically: Point of View (which is geared to older students); SCI Girls (think STEM); and Daily News Story (as you probably guessed we are talking current events).

* Big History Project goal is to develop a full curriculum for high school. At this point they have four key areas: the universe, or solar system and Earth, Life and Humans, with a total of seven "threshholds."

* Do you want your students to publish work online? Consider checking out EduBlog, KidBlog and Blogger?

Have fun exploring and teach your students (and yourself) some next gen tools!

Tony Guzman's curator insight, September 4, 9:43 AM

Some great tools to consider for your classroom.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 4, 4:20 PM

A useful list of top quality resources. 

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Inquiry skills across the Australian Curriculum

Inquiry skills across the Australian Curriculum | Guided Inquiry 2014 | Scoop.it
In this post I present my analysis of the Australian Curriculum v6.0. Inquiry skills and information literacy are embedded in the Australian Curriculum in the subject areas Science, History, Geogra...
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Mandy Lupton is a lecturer at UQ. She believes in the bird's eye view of the teacher librarian over the curriculum and has presented this scope and sequence analysis with a critique of omissions and misalignments.

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The Inquiry Process, Step By Step

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Created by educators in Australia, this diagram can be a helpful resource for students, as they embark on the inquiry learning process.
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11 Ways to Make an Inquiry based Classroom

11 Ways to Make an Inquiry based Classroom | Guided Inquiry 2014 | Scoop.it
You became a teacher not to pontificate to trusting minds, but to teach children how to succeed as adults. That idealism infused every class in your credential program and only took a slight bump d...

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Resources for running a PBL workshop

Resources for running a PBL workshop | Guided Inquiry 2014 | Scoop.it
I have given many, many presentations on Project Based Learning and I've run just as many workshops with teachers about Project Based Learning. Over the years, I have worked out what seems to be a ...
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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects | Guided Inquiry 2014 | Scoop.it

We’ve clarified the difference between projects and project-based learning before. Projects are about the product, while project-based learning is about the process.

Projects are generally teacher-directed, universal, and tangent to the learning, while project-based learning is student-centered, personal, and the learning pathway itself. Put simply, it is an approach to learning rather than something to complete.


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11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning - Getting Smart by Guest Author - blended learning, EdTech, PBL

11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning - Getting Smart by Guest Author - blended learning, EdTech, PBL | Guided Inquiry 2014 | Scoop.it
The rise of technology used in classrooms has made learning much more interactive. The emergence of iPads to browser-based tools in project-based learning, take teaching to a new level in the 21st century.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, November 12, 2013 6:46 PM

Actually 12:

1) Mindmeister

2) Glogster

3) Myhistro

4) Pixton

5) Reeldirector

6) Animoto

7) VoiceThread

8) FotoBabble

9) Audioboo 

10) Capzles 

11) Dipity

12) Popplet

Chris Carter's comment, November 12, 2013 6:58 PM
It really is my please, Jim. I wonder why the article is Titled "11" when there are actually 12 resources? Maybe that first cup of coffee was still on the way. I've been there ;)
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PBL: What Does It Take for a Project to Be "Authentic"?

PBL: What Does It Take for a Project to Be "Authentic"? | Guided Inquiry 2014 | Scoop.it
John Larmer is the Director of Product Development at the Buck Institute for Education (@biepbl on Twitter).





Everyone thinks that Project-Based Learning has something to do with "
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A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning

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Don’t just teach a kid to fish

Don’t just teach a kid to fish | Guided Inquiry 2014 | Scoop.it

If you give a kid a fish, she’ll eat for a day. If you teach a kid to fish, she’ll eat for a lifetime.

But… if you let that kid investigate a local fish population, working alongside regional experts in fish management and the aquatic environment – she may develop a love of STEM which will launch a career in sustainable resource management, with the goal of feeding the whole planet.


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Different ways of thinking about learning and real-life authentic questions. 

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Ray Tolley's curator insight, August 27, 2013 7:19 AM

An excellent extension of an old motto !

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The Inquiry Process Diagram

The Inquiry Process Diagram | Guided Inquiry 2014 | Scoop.it
  This diagram helps to visualise and gives helpful ideas as to the kinds of questions the students can ask themselves while completing tasks in not just HSIE but other KLA’s when using inquiry lea...
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Two 11 year old learners at Stonefields School in Auckland New Zealand are interviewed by Mark Treadwell about the learning process that they use in their br...
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Leveraging Digital Tools for Guided Inquiry

leveraging digital tools to scaffold the guided inquiry process

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 16, 12:41 PM

I thought this was really useful. Always good to see how others explain what we are doing already. Very nicely put. 

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, July 16, 2:39 PM

A presentation of Dr Joyce Valenza about guided inquiry digotal tools.

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Inquiring Minds: Tackling The Process Of Inquiry In The Clasroom - Edudemic

Inquiring Minds: Tackling The Process Of Inquiry In The Clasroom - Edudemic | Guided Inquiry 2014 | Scoop.it
In a story last year about Tony Wagner, author of The Global Achievement Gap, they quote him as saying, “The culture of schooling as we know it is radically at odds with the culture of learning that produces innovators.” We can tell you the kinds of environments where we know kids are excited, enthusiastic, and …
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Paradigm shift required. Apply at your school.

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Reflections on Inquiry Based Learning

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Reflections on Inquiry Based Learning. By rlhaddad. Monday, February 24, 2014. Most students in my class have finished or are finishing up their Practice Inquiry Guide. Reflections so far: Great Discussions.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 1, 4:47 PM

A teacher reflects on the unit of work designed to engage students in inquiry based learning. Previous posts help set the context. 

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20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

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20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 13, 8:33 PM

Let's play 20 questions.

Chris Carter's comment, February 13, 9:29 PM
Always a pleasure, Dean!
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Ten Tips for Replicating Project-Based Learning

Ten Tips for Replicating Project-Based Learning | Guided Inquiry 2014 | Scoop.it
Five middle schools and one high school in the Whitfield County, Georgia school district are in their second year of a transition to project-based learning. Their model is High Tech High, a San Diego
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Good ideas here, including building in collaborative time and encouraging risktaking amongst teachers. 

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How To Understand Anything Using The Inquiry Process - Edudemic

How To Understand Anything Using The Inquiry Process - Edudemic | Guided Inquiry 2014 | Scoop.it
Like Iron Man soaring out of the sky to save the day, the inquiry process can help save your tail when tasked with learning just about anything.
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It's not rocket science.
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 16, 2013 4:17 AM

Straight forward explanation to the enquiry process.  

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The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning

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How to Trigger Students’ Inquiry Through Projects

How to Trigger Students’ Inquiry Through Projects | Guided Inquiry 2014 | Scoop.it
When students engage in quality projects, they develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions that serve them in the moment and in the long term. There are several ways to start designing projects. Here are six steps that will help you get started.
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Reinventing School From the Ground Up For Inquiry Learning

Reinventing School From the Ground Up For Inquiry Learning | Guided Inquiry 2014 | Scoop.it
Can inquiry-based and project-based learning exist in a traditional industrial-age school? It may be time for schools to invent fresh ecosystems designed specifically for inquiry.

Via John Evans
Deborah Welsh's insight:

This is a good question. Is it baby steps, or just throw all out with the bathwater and start afresh?

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Helen Rowling's curator insight, September 13, 2013 5:42 PM

Not regurgitation of old information but the development of new information, that is what is required for promoting sustainable growth....inquiry-based learning excites the researchers/learners/students and develops another part of the brain....involve students in real-life problems to encourage thinkers....I agree - a new way, new specifically designed tasks for inquiry.

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Making Learning Outcomes Explicit Through Meaningful Inquiry

Making Learning Outcomes Explicit Through Meaningful Inquiry | Guided Inquiry 2014 | Scoop.it
Making inquiry meaningful can accomplish many important things within our teaching practice. As educators, I believe that the minute we sit down to plan and map out the learning experiences of our ...
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Critical Assessment Ideas from PBL World

Critical Assessment Ideas from PBL World | Guided Inquiry 2014 | Scoop.it

 If we truly value 21st century skills, then they must be taught and assessed as we would do with any other content area's knowledge and skills.


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The value of keeping learning authentic and meaningful. Shifting control from teacher to student is often a challenge for teachers set in their ways.

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