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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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How to Help Students Ask Better Questions by Creating a Culture of Inquiry

How to Help Students Ask Better Questions by Creating a Culture of Inquiry | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"Student inquiry is at the heart of student choice. When students are able to ask their own questions, they can chase their curiosity and tap into their own interests. They can build on their prior knowledge and build a bridge to new information that they are analyzing. But how do we actually do this?

"Students Should Chase Their Curiosity

I want classrooms to be bastions of creativity and wonder. I want to see students chasing their curiosity and researching answers. I love what happens when students solve problems that don’t have easy answers; when they become builders and engineers and authors and scientists and historians bent on finding out the truth. And yet, this doesn’t always happen in school. Often, we stick too tightly to curriculum maps and deadlines and students learn to value compliance above empowerment. And the result is a lack of natural curiosity.

"How to Help Students Ask Better Questions

We want to see kids asking tons of questions. This is how students grow into creative, critical thinkers. In an inquiry-based framework, it all begins with student questions. But how do we actually make that happen? The answer lies in a culture of inquiry. This includes everything from the trust that teachers develop to the way they reduce fear to the lessons they develop to the strategies they use."


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Information fluency is a critical thinking skill.

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

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift | 21st Century Information Fluency | 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 (Top story: Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, March 12, 2013 10:03 AM

Great approaches.Teacher librarians should be responsive to the return to inquiry learning and help restore passion to teaching and joy to learning. TLs have all the tools, spaces and skill sets to help! Make the Learning Commons whole school.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, September 17, 2013 2:53 AM

Being fully student centred is certainly a crucial key to inquiry learning.

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How Does Inquiry Mesh with the Common Core State Standards? Link 2 Literacy

How Does Inquiry Mesh with the Common Core State Standards? Link 2 Literacy | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Utah's English/Language Arts Core consisted of three strands: Reading, Writing, and Inquiry. With the adoption of the the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), teachers may ask how inquiry fits into CCSS or how the CCSS incorporates inquiry into its objectives.


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52 Weeks of Guided Inquiry | Inquiry based learning that will change how you teach forever

52 Weeks of Guided Inquiry | Inquiry based learning that will change how you teach forever | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 21, 2016 8:43 AM
Important reading to guide our practice!  #guidedinquiry
Lourense Das's curator insight, April 27, 2016 11:08 AM
Guided Inquiry: interesting insights of GI design for school / teacher librarians
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How to: Inquiry | YouthLearn

How to: Inquiry | YouthLearn | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Jeannette Jackson's comment, July 15, 2012 3:01 PM
Again, a big thank you for this: neat process tool
JoAnn Delaney's curator insight, July 30, 2013 10:12 AM

Iquiry process real questions leading students in their own learning. #edchat

Coach Willis's curator insight, August 17, 2015 1:54 PM

Great flowchart to help you find all parts to a solution.