Character Inquiry | Inquire Within
(via BillieN) “Because I’m trying to develop a mindset of inquiry for both my students and myself, I have had to rethink, tweak, and in some cases, completely overhaul my approach. Take characterization — a literary analysis tool that students need to know so they can better understand characters as well as people. How can I approach it in a manner that would satisfy student inquiry?”
Beyond Googling: Structuring Inquiry – A Beginning – Practical Theory
(via @chrislehmann) “But also at the heart of the inquiry process is that the person engaging in the inquiry – the learner – actually cares about the questions they are asking. I think it’s possible to “fake it,” and yes, our level of investment in different projects can and does change, but at root, the inquiry process sets the stage for kids to care about their learning.”
Teach students higher order or critical thinking skills? Not if the Texas Republicans have their way. | Dangerously Irrelevant
(h/t @mcleod) “We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.”
Education Rethink: What I Didn’t Tell You at #iste12
(via @johntspencer) “My big take-home this year has little to do with apps or flipping or devices. Instead, my take-home has to do with me. I’m realizing again the need to be vulnerable, to be honest and to be humble. This blog used to be called “musings from a not-so master teacher,” just like that free of any capital letters. Although it is now Education Rethink, I need to attend conferences remembering that I am still a not-so-master teacher.”
Video Of Yong Zhao’s Keynote Speech At ISTE | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…
(via @LarryFerlazzo) “Professor Yong Zhao gave a terrific keynote speech yesterday at the ISTE Conference in San Diego.”
179-366: “Finding” on the iPad – Interlocked Pieces
This tech tip from Wanda Terral (@wterral) shows how to use the FIND tool in the search window to locate specific terms on a page.
12 Tools for Quickly Gathering Informal Feedback from Students
(via @rmbyrne) “Here are twelve tools that you can use to quickly gather informal feedback from students.”
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