inquiry

Open ecosystems are writeable, remixable, hackable, open source, democratic, equitable, multimodal, are about agency, involve inquiry and listening and require being responsive to serendipity and coalition building. Paul Oh presents an Ignite on building open systems of teaching leadership at NCTE 2012 and shares examples of this work in the world, including: Teachers Teaching Teachers Coop...
Keywords: inquiry, Ignite, memes
Peter Kittle, Ignite Talk Thursday from DML Research Hub on Vimeo. Peter Kittle, Director of the Northern California Writing Project, delivered this brilliant examination of memes, guerilla advertising, and the messiness of inquiry during his Ignite talk, "Good Memes, Bad Teaching," at the 2012 Digital Media and Learning Conference. For those unfamiliar with the genre, Ignites entail a presenter...
(This is reposted from my blog)   Yesterday, we began an after-school inquiry group with teachers around literacy instruction and technology. There is a small group of us planning various sessions and I was up first. So, I brought up the Draw a Stickman site (episode two) on my interactive board and asked the teachers to help make the story, referring periodically to the ways in which I use the...
In a recent installment of the connectedlearning.tv webinar series, Bud Hunt and Cindy O’Donnell-Allen facilitated a conversation about teacher inquiry as a method of professional development and questioned whether teacher inquiry practices align with the connected learning model. The webinar, titled Teacher Research is Connective Learning: Practitioner Inquiry as Professional Development,...
This year we begin our spring testing with civics and economics - the course I teach. Since we test first, we have several weeks of classes left after testing. In hope of sparking each student's drive, I've invited them to undertake capstone projects in government, politics, economics, or career readiness. I've offered up some suggestions for planning and iterating projects, and I've put forth...
This morning I realize that I am about halfway through this month of trying to write a blog-a-day for DI.  While I have missed a couple of weekdays, the process has been rather consistent and has taught be a few things about daily engagement with this resource: * DI is incredibly rich and complex:  Engaging briefly with the site is difficult to do.  I have found that there are really no “quick...
Peer learning is the focus @ P2PU, ie. Peer 2 Peer University. P2PU is “a grassroots open education project” that has most recently been piloting a School of Education within its forum. Starting March 5, 2012, NWP Digital Is will be hosting a study group there too organized by Christina Cantrill, Katherine Frank and Troy Hicks and we invite you to participate! Titled Writing and Inquiry in the...
I  teach in an inquiry, project-based, technology embedded classroom. A mouthful, I know. So what does that mean? To begin with, I don’t lecture. My students don’t take notes, at least not in the traditional sense, and we don’t read a novel and simply answer the questions. It means my classroom is a place where my students spend time piecing together what they have learned, critically evaluating...
I tried to explain what this means to me in my own learning in a screen-cast this last summer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaNoD9RlQg0&feature=youtu.be Now comes a few examples from my students. I ask my students to do a bit of research and some writing about a burning question they have about something of interest to them. More about my curriculum here: https://docs.google.com/open?id=...
What does it mean to “dig into” Digital Is?  When given the luxury of space and time to “dig into” this site, what do we discover about it and about ourselves?   And how might these discoveries help us to think about the future of the site? Approximately thirty people explored these questions and discovered and rediscovered Digital Is during a half-day workshop at the 2011 NWP Annual Meeting. ...

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