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The Differences Between Projects And Project-Based Learning

The Differences Between Projects And Project-Based Learning | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
  via Edudemic There’s a big difference between using projects in the classroom versus project-based learning in the classroom. What are those differences, you ask? Lucky for you, friEdTechnol...
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I love this side-by-side chart of the differences - so clear!

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How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples

How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it

The 2013 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.


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Lourense Das's curator insight, March 26, 8:56 AM

American School Library Association #AASL publishes "best websites for teaching & learning 2013".

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 27, 2:58 AM

Useful posting, must check out these sites.

Anita Vance's curator insight, March 27, 8:22 AM

Thank you, Karen Bonanno for sharing this.  The sites are linked to standards for easy transitions to teachable connections.

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Beyond the Computer: A Writer Reflects On Information Literacy

Beyond the Computer: A Writer Reflects On Information Literacy | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Author Deborah Hopkinson reflects on the skills today's students will need in the years to come as they respond to complex global issues.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, April 21, 12:40 AM

A writer reflects on Information literacy #IL #INformationliteracy

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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it

Teacher and administrators all over the world are doing amazing things, but some of the things we are still doing, despite all the new solutions, research and ideas out there is, to put it mildly, incredible.


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This post is thought-provoking and challenging. It needs to be debated in every staffroom in this country (and around the world)....

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 13, 1:15 PM

How does your school stack up against this list? It is one person's view. Even though it may be a bit confronting for some it is worth considering that maybe hanging onto the 'sacred cows' is actually limiting the opportunities you can provide your students. 

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and how's your school doing ...

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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Teachers all over America are faced with this challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom when their world outside of school is one of constant engagement and stimulation. Knowing the world outside of our institutional walls is only one step in addressing modern learning styles. How to act and adjust schools today is the next step in making the classroom of today ready for tomorrow.
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Useful article looking at the impact of our technological world on school classrooms....

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Search Tips & Tricks – Inside Search – Google

Search Tips & Tricks – Inside Search – Google | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
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Do you know these tips? How many teachers and students have you passed this knowledge on to?

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Should Schools Teach Social Media Skills?

Should Schools Teach Social Media Skills? | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
  via MindShift Taking selfies at funerals. Tagging pictures of teens drinking alcohol at parties. Kids (and adults for that matter) post a lot of silly stuff online — and although most of it ...
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Teachers - should you be offering social media etiquette lessons as part of your programmes?

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9 Steps For Schools To Create Their Own BYOD Policy

9 Steps For Schools To Create Their Own BYOD Policy | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
  via TeachThought 9 Steps For Schools To Create Their Own BYOD Policy If you haven’t noticed lately, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is kind of a big deal, both in business, technology, and educ...
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Thanks Ross Crockett - this will be useful.

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Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic

Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
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36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads

36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
  via TeachThought The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs. In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to l...
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These are two really useful images for schools wanting to create a 'wardrobe' of apps for learning.  Thanks St. Oliver Plunkett Primary School!

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SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: A close look at introducing project-based learning into your classroom in 7 steps. Try it!

SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: A close look at introducing project-based learning into your classroom in 7 steps. Try it! | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
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This is a valuable post, great guidance for those starting out....

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Eight priorities to improve primary education

Eight priorities to improve primary education | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
In a recent speech, Cambridge Primary Review Trust chair, Robin Alexander set out eight priorities for primary education. Do you share this vision?

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This research is telling - do you agree with the Trust's  priorities?

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

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift | Inquiry - learning and teaching | 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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And another - we need to be changing our methods and embracing the change.....

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The ABCs of Information Literacy Infographic

The ABCs of Information Literacy Infographic | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
The ABCs of Information Literacy Infographic shares key information literacy terms that all students should understand to be successful in research.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, March 22, 6:06 AM

Information Literacy Infographic: ABC of IL #IL #Informationliteracy

Glenda Morris's curator insight, March 22, 12:30 PM

A-Z of. Information infographic - lists terms

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 23, 6:25 AM

I would have used "Gathering" instead of Google for the letter G. As much as I do not teach students to exclude Google as a search tool, I insist they use other databases (Nettrekker, Discovery Ed, & other encyclopedias) first.

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8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms

8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it

What does the future of learning hold? What will classrooms of the future be like? Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing are paving the way for the future of education in ways we may have yet to see. At the very least though, we can extrapolate from what these promising technologies and predict how schools will adopt them in time to come.

 


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E-trucit's curator insight, April 23, 1:17 AM

Very interesting article full of links to others sources that help to span the vision of possible future and not only in teaching.

Yolanda Bernabeu's curator insight, April 25, 5:49 AM

Aplicación de nuevas tecnologías en las aulas de un futuro esperamos que reciente

Al Post's curator insight, April 27, 7:21 PM

Some of these technologies are just too cool! I love trying to "peek" at the future.

 

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26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Discussion In The Classroom

26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Discussion In The Classroom | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it

Meaningful conversation can make learning more personal, immediate, and emotional.


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Really useful tools for discussion - and not just in classrooms? Meetings, Board rooms, Parliament.....you name it!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 12, 12:22 PM

Sentence stems will help you engage students in conversations that stimulate higher order thinking. 

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 12, 12:34 PM

At each stage of the inquiry process these stem questions will apply. Add in the action verbs from Blooms Taxonomy and you will definitely create a dynamic learning environment. 

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Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought? -

Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought? - | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Are You Teaching Content, Or Teaching Thought? by Terry Heick Thinking is troublesome. For one, it is an intimate act splicing time and space. It is done right here, but it spans moments in the pasts...
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This debate needs to be held in every staffroom in the country, over and over again - because one allows us to carry on as we always have, and the other requires us to tip our thinking about pedagogy on its head.  What do you think?

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Google Search Tips Poster for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Search Tips Poster for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
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Useful Google search tips, with examples.

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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
  via EdTechReview How many times has it been that you’re trying to search for a specific site or on a specific topic too hard but in the end you end up finding nothing. Have you ever question...
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20+ Ways to Integrate iPad in Your PBL Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20+ Ways to Integrate iPad in Your PBL Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it

"Ae you looking for some inspiration and new ideas on how to integrate iPad in your PBL based classroom? The graphic below from our colleagues in Teachthought is a wonderful start. Project based learning, as we have constantly argued in our previous posts, is a powerful pedagogical approach to learning and teaching. The core tenets underpinning the philosophy of PBL are grounded in socially collaborative and constructionist theories of learning. PBL enhances students learning through engaging them in real-life and authentic learning tasks and when coupled with digital media and technology, PBL can be more empowering to students."


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For those who are always looking for new ways......

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 15, 2013 4:41 AM

Ideas para implantar el ipad en el aula

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30 Apps Perfect For BYOD Classrooms

30 Apps Perfect For BYOD Classrooms | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
  via Edudemic BYOD classrooms can address a number of issues. It can solve the problem of not having enough (or any) devices for your classroom. It can enable students to do web-based work wh...
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How to Get High-Quality Student Work in PBL

How to Get High-Quality Student Work in PBL | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
  via Edutopia "I thought the project was going well . . . but by the end, I felt that the work my students produced was not as good as I imagined it would be. I was a little embarrassed and a...
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John Larmer identifies 4 key reasons for lack of quality in inquiry 'products', and makes some very useful suggestions....

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Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team?

Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team? | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Visit schools where project-based learning (PBL) is taking hold and you are almost certain to see teachers collaborating.

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Well, are they? Twentyfirst century school librarians know stuff.

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, October 31, 2013 1:49 AM

It is important to take librarians into account when thinking about PBL and inquiry learning where working with information is in a important part! Collaboration is the key!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 1, 2013 11:05 AM

Collaboration is the key!

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Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Eduwebinar

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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School

How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
What would happen if social media were seen as a powerful tool rather than a threat to student learning? Schools and districts around the country are starting to put social media policies and guidel

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We so need to be thinking about these.....

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