August 26, 2014
You’ve been handed a new notebook with Windows 8. The students have all been handed a cloud full of powerful tools called Office 365. There are all these new handheld devices being purchased by the school and being brought into class from students’ homes. Every half hour of the day you hear someone say, “There’s an app for that.” How can we harness all these new and powerful tools to support the needed inquiry approach and variety of ways needed by the student to express their learning?
Using the framework of Banchi & Bell’s “Simplifying Inquiry Instruction”, a hands-on day will be facilitated with plenty of opportunities to experiment with all these new tools being presented to schools. Differentiation will be provided based on self-declared skill levels. Please bring your SPS notebook and other devices (Smart phones, tablets, iPads, etc).
Four Types of Inquiry
Contained in each Saskatchewan Curriculum Document
adapted from Daniels, H., & Harvey, S. (2009). Comprehension and Collaboration: Inquiry Circles in Action. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
- Inquiry-Building an Inquiry Environment
- Inquiry Page- SPS Libguide
- Inquiry Based Learning- Alberta Education
- New Classroom Sites- Coming Soon
Tools for the Day
- Movie Maker
More Movie Maker Help: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-live/movie-maker
- YouTube Capture
What Makes A Good Question?
- What makes a question essential?
- Creating Essential Questions- Galileo Network
- Essential Questions- Jeff Wilhelm
Blogging with Students
Filed under: Inquiry