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Reinventing School From the Ground Up For Inquiry Learning

Reinventing School From the Ground Up For Inquiry Learning | Inquiry - learning and teaching | 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 asks us some important questions.....

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10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom

10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it

Project-based learning is a powerful approach to teaching. This approach allows students to learn content in a manner similar to how they will work during the rest of their lives. PBL provides teachers with easy avenues to engage students with real world problems that are relevant to the learning community. It is possible to teach multiple subjects simultaneously and make connections outside the classroom. This extensive list provided by Jennifer Nichols in this article she wrote for TeachThought makes a convincing argument for the merits of project-based learning in any curriculum. ”


Via Karen Bonanno
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Practical is the word - and each one will make a huge difference!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 9, 2013 6:53 PM

Definitely a great approach to help students develop a range of skills, including social skills, as they engage with the content.

JoAnn Delaney's curator insight, July 30, 2013 10:16 AM

#edchat

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Let’s Brainstorm with Mobile Devices!

Let’s Brainstorm with Mobile Devices! | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
  via Tech and Learning “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” – Lee Iacocca Brainstorming is an important process for any subject...
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Some really useful apps that students can use for brainstorming?

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Avoid Plagiarism - Cite Your Sources

Plagiarism is when you copy or use someone else's words or ideas and pass them off as your own. It is a form of cheating which involves "stealing" information and then "lying" by pretending you...
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Jane Oakden Boniface from the Learning Resource Centre at Heaton Intermediate has put together this great resource for her students. 

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Joyce Valenza strikes again - what a helpful little one-pager this will be...

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Information Fluency Video

Information Fluency Video | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
We received so many requests for videos of the Fluencies, we have created one for each of them. Here is the Information Fluency video. Please share this link with your friends and colleagues. More ...
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I can't wait to watch the others?  This would make a great intro to an inquiry staff PDL session....

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JoAnn Delaney's curator insight, July 30, 2013 10:19 AM

The process of informaton fluency #edchat

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30 Ways To Turn Yourself Into A Google Search Pro

30 Ways To Turn Yourself Into A Google Search Pro | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
via Simply Zesty Since it first came onto the scene in 1998, Google has grown exponentially, delving into different areas like mobile, technology, broadband, and mapping. However, the jewel in its ...
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Some practical and well-illustrated tips here?

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Get them to the start line | Services to Schools

Get them to the start line | Services to Schools | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it

There's nothing like self-promotion, but this is a very useful blog to follow.  Thanks Lisa....

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Web tools to support inquiry-based learning | Eduwebinar

you just have to love the generous people in this world? I'm going to enjoy exploring here....

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Libraries and Learning Blog | Services to Schools

Libraries and Learning Blog | Services to Schools | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it

Interesting post from Gail Cochrane...

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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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The Teacher’s Guide To Choosing The Best Digital Content

The Teacher’s Guide To Choosing The Best Digital Content | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
  via Edudemic A blended learning environment means you’re mixing technology with standard teaching practices in order to enhance education. In other words, you’re mixing a little bit of tech ...
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Brilliant - this is very clear and straightfoward?  And the infographic is available as a printable PDF as well!

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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space

How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
  via Edutopia Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss. It was published this month by Cor...
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How can we manipulate our classroom (or Library) environments to enable deeper thinking, collaboration and inquiry? What would make a real difference?  Some thought-provoking ideas in this article.....

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5 Best Practices to Consider When Using Facebook with Students

5 Best Practices to Consider When Using Facebook with Students | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
  via SmartBlog on Education Innovative educators realize that to run for office, to run a business or to change the way things are run where one works or plays, being savvy with social media ...
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he committed sardine blog comes up with the goodies again...... thanks Ian Jukes!

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A Teacher's Guide to Social Media

A Teacher's Guide to Social Media | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
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Ian Jukes scores again.  So sensible, great infographics!

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The Learning Life: Infographic

The Learning Life: Infographic | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it
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Another great infographic from the Committed Sardine blog - thought provoking?  If this is the modern student, how are our students matching up.....

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Digital Citizenship| The Committed Sardine

Digital Citizenship| The Committed Sardine | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it

Digital literacy and digital citizenship - so very important.  Thought-provoking post....

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Using Digital NZ to front load an inquiry- Ulearn | Services to Schools

Using Digital NZ to front load an inquiry- Ulearn | Services to Schools | Inquiry - learning and teaching | Scoop.it

A great resource for inquiry - check it out!

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