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Authentic Assessment in Action

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At Sammamish High School, our staff has dedicated our professional development to building expertise in the key elements of problem-based learning. Previous blog entries by my colleagues have given a
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Use Design Thinking to Develop the 7 Mindsets of the Mentally Wealthy – From Sabba

Use Design Thinking to Develop the 7 Mindsets of the Mentally Wealthy – From Sabba | Inquiry Learning in the Library | Scoop.it
This post from Sabba Quidwai first appeared on EdTech Researcher. We live in a world today where knowledge is a commodity. Instead of focusing on mastering content, we need to focus on mastering sk…
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Using Essential Questions to Fuel Learning

Using Essential Questions to Fuel Learning | Inquiry Learning in the Library | Scoop.it
Help students uncover knowledge
Instead of teaching scripted curriculum defined by a textbook, consider putting your teaching skills and expertise to good use during the instructional planning phase by using essential questions to fuel the learning. Essential questions require students to construct knowledge and when combined with a flexible lesson design this type of learning can allow students to express learning in original ways. There is no room for answers that simply require copying and pasting, and worksheets become obsolete.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, November 20, 2013 2:40 PM

Essential Questions

  1. First take a look at the content you will be covering.
  2. Use Bloom’s as a guide to develop complex questions that require students to use higher order thinking skills to answer.
  3. Take a look at the Common Core Standards and identify several standards that can be woven into the learning process.
  4. Design a grading rubric for use as a guide to define expectations for students as they create a final original project to demonstrate learning. This will ensure that the student driven learning experience hits the targeted instruction and includes those Common Core Standards.
  5. Remember to make sure to dedicate an adequate amount of instructional time for students to answer complex Essential Questions."
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Learners Should Be Developing Their Own Essential Questions

Learners Should Be Developing Their Own Essential Questions | Inquiry Learning in the Library | Scoop.it

"Having essential questions drive curriculum and learning has become core to many educators' instructional practices.  Grant Wiggins, in his work on Understanding By Design, describes an essential quetion as:  

A meaning of “essential” involves important questions that recur throughout one’s life. Such questions are broad in scope and timeless by nature. They are perpetually arguable – What is justice?  Is art a matter of taste or principles? How far should we tamper with our own biology and chemistry?  Is science compatible with religion? Is an author’s view privileged in determining the meaning of a text? We may arrive at or be helped to grasp understandings for these questions, but we soon learn that answers to them are invariably provisional..."


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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, September 29, 2013 7:00 PM

So true... I cringe when I am in classrooms with the packaged program "essential question" of the week on the board...and very often those "essential questions" lack cognitive clarity for the students

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 8, 2014 1:33 PM

A great summary of why questioning still matters.  We've been talking about metacognition a lot this year in the library.  Learning how to develop questions is a large part of learning how you learn and think.

Stacey Jackowski's curator insight, February 19, 2014 8:20 PM

This quote is so true.  Learning how to ask essential questions is a skill that we can carry with us for the rest of our lives and facilitates a lifetime of learning. 

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24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning

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24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning
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The Shift: Media Specialists and the Common Core

The Shift: Media Specialists and the Common Core | Inquiry Learning in the Library | Scoop.it
After participating in an exciting webinar on Libraries, Technology, and Implementing Common Core provided by AASL, I began to think about how the role of the school-based media specialist is evolvin
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The changing role of what I do!

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Resources for Organizing an Edcamp

Resources for Organizing an Edcamp | Inquiry Learning in the Library | Scoop.it
Resources by Topic:

What is Edcamp?
Planning an Edcamp
Sponsors and Finances
Running an Edcamp at Your School
Additional Resources




Need some help getting started? The Edcamp Foundation's Mini
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PD idea to explore.

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The ABCs of Information Literacy Infographic

The ABCs of Information Literacy Infographic | Inquiry Learning in the Library | 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, 2014 9:06 AM

Information Literacy Infographic: ABC of IL #IL #Informationliteracy

Glenda Morris's curator insight, March 22, 2014 3:30 PM

A-Z of. Information infographic - lists terms

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 23, 2014 9:25 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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SearchReSearch: The fourth R--Research, and the skills we all need

SearchReSearch: The fourth R--Research, and the skills we all need | Inquiry Learning in the Library | Scoop.it

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American Girl dolls are at home in Manassas, Leesburg libraries - Washington Post

American Girl dolls are at home in Manassas, Leesburg libraries - Washington Post | Inquiry Learning in the Library | Scoop.it
American Girl dolls are at home in Manassas, Leesburg libraries
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Kit, Julie, Molly, Kaya, Josefina, Samantha and Addy rarely have the chance to get together these days.
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This speaks to the best of what libraries can do!  I am inspired. :)

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55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content

55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content | Inquiry Learning in the Library | Scoop.it
55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content

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Check this out, and review applications in Classroom 21 rooms.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 13, 2013 1:10 PM

Brilliant list! You can also see my Big MentorMob Playlist of Curation Tools!

http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2013/06/the-big-mentormob-playlist-of-curation.html

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, October 14, 2013 2:59 PM

A lot of useful options to investigate. 

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The Other 21st Century Skills

The Other 21st Century Skills | Inquiry Learning in the Library | Scoop.it
Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase).  I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony...

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Nancy Jones's comment, July 7, 2013 2:32 PM
Love this. It is not about machines, but human qualities
Sancera's curator insight, July 9, 2013 9:55 PM

Easy to grasp the graphic ideas

Suzanne Smith's curator insight, July 12, 2013 3:46 PM

Let's hear it for grit, empathy and initiative!

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Authentic Assessment in Action

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At Sammamish High School, our staff has dedicated our professional development to building expertise in the key elements of problem-based learning. Previous blog entries by my colleagues have given a
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Don’t plan for technology; plan for learning | eSchool News

You never know how someone will react when you suggest that they junk their title and replace it with a new one that leads to a different focus of work—not to mention the confusion this could cause across the faculty, or the possible political...
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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | Inquiry Learning in the Library | Scoop.it
A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale "Learning Commons."
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The Power Of I Don't Know

The Power Of I Don't Know | Inquiry Learning in the Library | Scoop.it

"A driving strategy that serves students–whether pursuing self-knowledge or academic content–is questioning. Questioning is useful as an assessment strategy, catalyst for inquiry, or “getting unstuck” tool. It can drive entire unit of instruction as an essential question. In other words, questions transcend content, floating somewhere between the students and their context."


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Carlos Silva's curator insight, September 24, 2015 12:56 PM

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Anne-Marie Armstrong's curator insight, September 25, 2015 9:53 AM

Excellent advice.

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A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - OEDB.org

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - OEDB.org | Inquiry Learning in the Library | Scoop.it
Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and le
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Edcamps: Remixing Professional Development

Edcamps: Remixing Professional Development | Inquiry Learning in the Library | Scoop.it
The term professional development (PD) has taken on many incarnations during the time I've been involved in education. When I first starting teaching, professional development was constructed in a ve
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More on this PD option- something to explore for weLearn?

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Interview with Leslie Preddy, Author of School Library Makerspaces, 6-12 | MakerBridge

Interview with Leslie Preddy, Author of School Library Makerspaces, 6-12 | MakerBridge | Inquiry Learning in the Library | Scoop.it
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Makerspace in libraries- idea for the future!!

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John Green Gets Personal On Bullying And Gives Us All Hope

John Green Gets Personal On Bullying And Gives Us All Hope | Inquiry Learning in the Library | Scoop.it
You may know John Green from his cult-favorite YouTube channel vlogbrothers, extremely popular Young Adult books (including "The Fault In Our Stars") and for being the fearless leader for nerdfighters across the Internet.

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John Green is definitely one of my heroes!

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, November 24, 2013 6:31 PM

Love John Green's voice and wisdom.

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Infographic: Why librarians are crucial in the digital age [Educause 2013]

Infographic: Why librarians are crucial in the digital age [Educause 2013] | Inquiry Learning in the Library | Scoop.it
A new infographic from Jones eGlobal Library highlights the importance of librarians in helping students hone their research skills.

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How Curation Can Be Used To Teach Critical Thinking

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flea palmer's insight: A very inspiring paper - definitely worth a read. Is anyone doing this?

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Focus on learning objective- student outcomes.

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8 Great Avatar Creation Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Great Avatar Creation Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Inquiry Learning in the Library | Scoop.it

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Creativity Tools with lots of possibility.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 27, 2013 7:22 AM

Clay Yourself looks particularly fun. ;)

Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, September 27, 2013 4:20 PM

Abatarrak sortzeko tresnak gelan erabiltzeko ideia batzurekin. lehen hezkuntzarako oso egoikiak hainbat gauza egiteko. Voki, adibidez, zoragarria da kanpoko hizkuntzetan ariitzeko beldurra galtzeko. kus Zurbaran eskolako ingelesa gelako bloga. Science is fun in Zurbaran

Ann Ewel's curator insight, November 14, 2013 2:43 PM

This is something I have long wanted to create.

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Digital Literacy in Libraries

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Distributed Project Based Learning (Distributed Project Based Learning http://t.co/AZC2Ikj689 via @pinterest)
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Introduction to Edcamp: A New Conference Model Built on Collaboration

Introduction to Edcamp: A New Conference Model Built on Collaboration | Inquiry Learning in the Library | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Blogger Mary Beth Hertz was one of the organizers of Edcamp Philly, a free education "unconference" that took place in Philadelphia last May.
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