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David Truss shares his Inquiry Hub model and a Slideshare presentation on the 7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom along with audio recordings of the Classroom 2.0 Show "Inquiry Learning and Empowering Students" on September 29th. Here is just a glimpse of the 7 Ways to transform your classroom.
> Transforming Classrooms with Inquiry: It starts with educators asking really good questions.
> Transforming Classrooms with Voice: Be it a presentation to a small group, the entire school, the local community or online (with the world), work with students to craft their message in thoughtful, well represented ways.
> Transforming Classrooms with Audience: Through the use of blogs, wikis, digital portfolios and social media tools, you can invite the world to be a participatory audience in the work that our students do.
> Transforming Classrooms with Community: Provide opportunities for projects to extend beyond age-group peers to include younger and/or older students, parents and teachers, community members, subject area experts, and students from around the globe.
> Transforming Classrooms with Leadership: Buddy up with students in younger classes. Create activities and events which truly allow students to ‘run the show’.
> Transforming Classrooms with Play: There is a lot of pedagogy in play (at all ages). Do we provide “gaps” in our teaching? Time and spaces where students can be creative beyond the scope of the content we are teaching?
> Transforming Classrooms with Networks: Skype is a great tool to bring classes from across the country or across the globe together.
Thank you David for sharing your model and vision to transform learning!
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