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Knight Foundation News Challenge - How might we improve the way citizens and governments interact? - Submission - Microdemocracy: Citizens Learn to Ask the Right Questions

Knight Foundation News Challenge - How might we improve the way citizens and governments interact? - Submission - Microdemocracy: Citizens Learn to Ask the Right Questions | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Knight Foundation News Challenge is a global community that will draw on your optimism, inspiration, ideas and opinions to solve problems together for the collective social good.
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This is why we need to teach students how to ask good questions.

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Moving Beyond KWL Charts To Assess Prior-Knowledge

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Moving Beyond KWL Charts To Assess Prior-Knowledge
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Instead of KWL at the start of a unit, use problem-based questions. GREAT idea!

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NewEdPath: Who Knows the Question?

NewEdPath: Who Knows the Question? | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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"I would love to see a big stakes assessment give students a picture, story, or scenario and tell students -- “After reading this passage or viewing this picture, ask a question about it and then explain the importance or significance of your question.”  Wow, that sure would be hard for the folks at ETS to score."

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Beyond Q+A: Six Strategies That Motivate ALL Students to Participate

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Do you have students who rarely raise their hand when you ask a question? When I think back about kids in my classroom who didn't participate at first, I remember Jared and Maya (whose names I change
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Great ideas for getting all students in on the conversation.

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Googleable vs Non-Googleable Questions \ The Lab

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'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?


Via Dennis T OConnor
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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.