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3 Tips for Teaching Great Question Writing | Teach.com

3 Tips for Teaching Great Question Writing | Teach.com | iThink | Scoop.it

"What if you could design questions that engage students at this level in your classroom? What if you could do so without the burden of having to make the subject matter relevant or relatable to every single student?

The secret to writing good questions or problems may surprise you. The key, according to Willingham, is to pose questions or problems that can be solved. That means questions or problems that are not too hard and not too easy, but just right. Think Goldilocks."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 10, 2015 9:06 AM

How do you teach students to write good questions (or how to ask good questions)? This post suggests that good questions have to be at the right level of difficulty and provides three tips that will help you and your students learn how to write good questions (and I suspect how to ask them as well).

What are the three tips?

1. Shore up the students' prior knowledge

2. Lighten students' cognitive load

3. Un-situate students' learning

Each of these tips is described in more detail int he post and some additional links are also provided.

Teaching students how to question, either in writing or verbally, is a critical skill and this post provides some great ideas on ways to help students with the cognitive load so they are supported in the process. You might also want to check out the post Socrative Smackdown which has students learn discussion strategies, some of which are helpful with questions (and that is geared to students in grades 6 - 12).

Andrew Blanco's curator insight, February 5, 2015 10:57 AM

how to respond to great questions

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From Visible Thinking Routines to 5 Modern Learning Routines

From Visible Thinking Routines to 5 Modern Learning Routines | iThink | Scoop.it
I have been a fan of Visible Thinking Routines which were developed by Project Zero from Havard, for a while now. I have used these routines with students, as  blogging routines and in professional...

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The Virtues of Daydreaming And 30 Other Surprising (And Controversial) Research Findings About How Students Learn

The Virtues of Daydreaming And 30 Other Surprising (And Controversial) Research Findings About How Students Learn | iThink | Scoop.it
RT @lyonmi: 30 Surprising Research Findings About How Students Learn http://t.co/qdcSarnI via @inform_ed #edchat #creativity...
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34 Reasons Why Play Matters - Infographic

34 Reasons Why Play Matters -  Infographic | iThink | Scoop.it

"To fly a kite you need a hearty breeze and lots of space. In a whimsical sense, humans are a lot like kites! Play gives both kids and adults the freedom and momentum to truly soar. For kids, play is a natural state that sparks learning, nurtures confidence, and builds communication skills. For adults, play provides a haven from the daily grind, inviting fresh ideas and spontaneity. For everyone, play is an ideal way to find ourselves and be ourselves! This infographic is a celebration of why play matters, gathering quotes and facts from advocates who believe in the power of play."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 14, 2015 6:05 AM

Do you know that when children engage in play they are also problem solving, testing out ideas, asking questions, building muscle and bone strength and much more? This infographic provides 34 reasons why play is important and includes the resources used.

As many schools continue to decrease play time and focus on teaching core subjects this may remind us that time to play is critical.

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Four Companies Bringing Higher Education to Mobile Devices | Huff ington Post

Four Companies Bringing Higher Education to Mobile Devices | Huff ington Post | iThink | Scoop.it
There's no denying it: mobile devices are revolutionizing the way our students access higher education.
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Benjamin Carmel's curator insight, December 12, 2012 1:59 PM
Mobile is here.
REDES DE APRENDENCIA's curator insight, December 14, 2012 9:43 AM
De www.huffingtonpost.com - 11 de dezembro 12:33
 Não há como negar: os dispositivos móveis estão revolucionando a forma como os nossos alunos o acesso ao ensino superior.