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Title: Inquiry Learning Projects in Science and Social Studies Using Technology Creating Learning Opportunities which are Manageable, Meaningful, and Differentiated


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Inquiry Learning Projects in Science and Social
Studies Using Technology Creating Learning
Opportunities which are Manageable, Meaningful,
and Differentiated
  • ERLC
  • August 24, 2011
  • Daniel.Maas (at) ecsd.net
  • http//www.twitter.com/dannymaas

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Overview
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Big Idea
  • While theres no real recipe here, having a
    structure of some kind keeps everyone marching to
    the same beat
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vstzXH4HwgtMplaynex
    t_fromTLvideosO85sLVSFEkw

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Learning is Key
Inquiry Learning
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Inquiry Learning - Definition
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Problem-based learning approach to inquiry
learning
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Problem Based Learning
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  • E.g. Grade 5 Social Studies

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Elementary Science
  • Taken from http//education.alberta.ca/media/65482
    5/elemsci.pdf
  • Visit http//ietherpad.com/erlc and type 3 words
    or phrases that come to mind when reading this
    rationale

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  • Grade 4 Science Topic A Waste in Our World
  • Sample essential question How can we manage
    waste in our world?

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What do you Think?
  • Discussion topic How would you generate the
    questions?
  • Essential Question
  • Subsidiary Questions
  • Telling Questions

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Inquiry Task Choice 1
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Inquiry Task Choice 2
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Inquiry Task Choice 3
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End Product Tools
  • StoryJumper http//www.storyjumper.com
  • GoAnimate for Education - http//school.goanimate.
    com/school/Edmonton
  • VoiceThread for Education http//maasd.ed.voicet
    hread.com
  • Glogster EDU http//edu.glogster.com
  • Tagxedo http//tagxedo.com
  • Kidblog - http//kidblog.org
  • Kidblog Sample Blog - http//kidblog.org/inquiryte
    am

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End Product Criteria
  • Generate criteria together

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Websites for ScienceInformation and Activities
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Websites for Social Studies Information and
Activities
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Differentiation with Inquiry Projects
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The Differentiated Classroom Responding to the
Needs of all Learners  By Carol A. Tomlinson
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • What is UDL? http//lessonbuilder.cast.org/window
    .php?srcvideos

UDL
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Albertas Classroom Populations are Diverse

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Setting the Direction
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  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Multiple Means of ExpressionPresenting
    information and content in different ways (the
    "what" of learning)
  • Multiple Means of RepresentationDifferentiating
    the ways that students can express what they know
    (the "how" of learning)
  • Multiple Means of EngagementStimulating
    interest and motivation for learning (the "why"
    of learning)
  • http//www.cast.org/research/faq/index.htmlq1
  •  
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UDL
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Sample Project Websitehttp//maasd.edublogs.org/i
nquiry/
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Learning Contract
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Keeping Your Project on the Rails
  • Chunking
  • Task /Milestone checklist
  • Extra tasks
  • Choosing partners/groups
  • Cross-student sharing/assistance
  • Learning spaces and supervision

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Project Assessment
  • Establish assessment criteria with students
    beforehand
  • Process as well as end product?

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  • Rubistar - http//rubistar.4teachers.org/

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Choosing an End Product
Based on Clark, B. (2002). Growing up
giftedDeveloping the potential of children at
home and at school.
Alberta Learning (2004). Focus on Inquiry A
Teachers Guide to Implementing Inquiry-based
Learning
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Curricular Resources on the Internet
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Student Sharing - Practices
Why?
How?
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Student Reflection After the Process
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Reflection
  • What were the successes and challenges you faced
    when completing your mini inquiry task today?

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Reflection
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vCvbTjM5HPCI
  • Compare anything youve learned today to anything
    in the video, and be prepared to make a
    one-sentence statement
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