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Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? | MindShift

Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? | MindShift | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
By Thom Markham As Common Core State Standards are incorporated from school to school across the country, educators are discussing their value. It may seem t
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Fantastic article!

Everyday there is less standardization of information, making it nearly impossible to decide what a tenth-grader should know. Beyond the core literacies of reading, writing, computation, and research, the world-wide culture of innovation, discovery, multi-polarity, interdisciplinary thinking, and rapid change depends on the explosive potential of the human mind, not entombed truths from the past. Increasingly, any standards-based curriculum is at odds with the outside world.

There is only one resolution to the debate. Sooner or later, inquiry-standards will take precedence over content-based standards. Education’s core task is to prepare young people to generate new ideas, filter them through a net of critical analysis and reflection, and move the ideas through a design process to create a quality product, either as an idea or a material object. Students need information, facts, and specific knowledge for a successful outcome. But that information must be gathered during the process of creation, in a usable, just-in-time format not found in “subjects.”

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11 Ways to Make an Inquiry-Based Classroom

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11 Ways to Make an Inquiry-Based Classroom
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Great article about inquiry! Make sure you are using many of these ideas, and I promise that your students will be more engaged and motivated!

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School Library Monthly - Student Inquiry and Web 2.0

School Library Monthly - Student Inquiry and Web 2.0 | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it

By Pam Berger. Web 2.0, inquiry, and schools.

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Great article showing how Web 2.0 can be integrated with the inquiry process.

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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the
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Some good, innovative ideas for fostering inquiry in our students.

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Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble | MindShift

Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble | MindShift | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Nearly seven years after first opening its doors, the Science Leadership Academy public magnet high school* in Philadelphia and its inquiry-based approach to
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"Lehmann’s 90-minute question-and-answer session tackled coming to terms with the impact of a shift to inquiry-driven learning by defining three steps: the enigmatic meaning of inquiry-based learning; the visible changes that signal a shift to that approach; and the potential drawbacks that shift may surface."

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Maine School Engages Kids With Relevant Problem-Solving Challenges | PBS NewsHour | May 6, 2013

Maine School Engages Kids With Relevant Problem-Solving Challenges | PBS NewsHour | May 6, 2013 | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports on a public middle school in Portland, Maine that is taking a different approach to teaching students.
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Great article! This is the type of learning that energizes and captivates our students! How can we integrate this into our classes???

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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
  via Mindshift If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the role of this institu...

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Some good ideas on how to set up inquiry to be successful with our students.

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Learning from mistakes!

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5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Jamie Nast/Flickr Helping students learn how to learn: That's what most educators strive for, and that's the goal of inquiry learning. That skill transfe
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Great description of the Guided Inquiry process. I am actively trying to incorporate this with our students! Please see me if you are interested...

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Googleable vs Non-Googleable Questions \ The Lab

Googleable vs Non-Googleable Questions \ The Lab | Hudson HS Learning Commons | 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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I like this a lot!

Provide your class with an initial piece of inspiration - a TED Talk, some objects, a provocative discussionGive students plenty of post-it notes to write one question per post-it in a short period of time - maybe 10-20 minutes.Ask students to post their questions onto a window or wall, under two headings: Googleable and NonGoogleableDiscussing what might constitute a NonGoogleable question to get some moreShare out the Googleable questions for independent researchGive time for students to present their answers to the Googleable questions to each other: students as teachersExplore the rich NonGoogleable questions as the basis of a rich project 
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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.