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Assignments that Work Super Conference 2008 Extension of Assignments Worth the Effort :Questions are Key , Teacher Librarian February 2007. Carol Koechlin & Sandi Zwaan. Focus Questions. Why do many students make a less than stellar effort on research tasks and assignments?

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Assignments that WorkSuper Conference 2008Extension of Assignments Worth the Effort:Questions are Key, Teacher Librarian February 2007

Carol Koechlin & Sandi Zwaan

focus questions
Focus Questions
  • Why do many students make a less than stellar effort on research tasks andassignments?
  • As we move from the Information Age to the Knowledge Age how can we take advantage of real world technologies and processes to enrich the research experience for students?

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youth perspective
Youth perspective
  • Why must I find answers to already answered questions when I have questions that have not yet been answered?

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the new literacies http www districtadministration com viewarticle aspx articleid 1292 pf 1
Students are immersed in 21st century "new literacy" technologies, but are schools preparing them for the future?

BY ZACH MINERS AND ANGELA PASCOPELLA October 2007

"The Digital Disconnect: The Widening Gap between Internet-Savvy Students and Their Schools," students are spending 27 hours a week online at home, compared to an average of 15 minutes per week at school.

"One of our goals is for students to read better online."

The New Literacieshttp://www.districtadministration.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=1292&pf=1

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reading on the internet
Reading on the Internet

No other tool will help the Internet reader as much as the right question, asked at the right time and in the right way. Intelligent readers of the Internet begin by asking questions even before they log on, and they continue to ask questions during their search. By asking questions repeatedly and deliberately, students become thoughtful readers, developing "habits of mind" that they can then generalize to other situations or tasks

  • (Costa & Kallick, 2000).
  • http://www.i-learnt.com/Thinking_Habits_Mind.html

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well designed assignments
Build character development

Curiosity and wonder

Responsibility

Motivation and effort

Meet the learning needs of today’s students

Critical thinking

Innovation and Problem solving

Teamwork skills

Global awareness

Well designed assignments:

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designing assignments that work
Select a Think Model

Plan needed library interventions

Differentiate Instruction

Design collaborative working times/spaces

SPARK the inquiry

Get assignments and support to students 24/7/365

Make them think, question and reflect

Guide and assess throughout the tasks

Review academic honesty

Provide access to the best resources and technologies

Ensure authentic audiences for sharing

Design a BIG THINK

So What?

What Next?

Assess gather evidence of successand set new goals

Designing Assignments that Work

Establish a ‘culture of inquiry’ with teachers and students.

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Model personal connections

Create a safe atmosphere

Encourage students to speak freely

Accept varied viewpoints

Listen to ideas

Consider students’ ideas carefully

Establishing a Community of LearnersGuided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century by C.Kahlthau, L. Maniotes & A. Caspari

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create a desire to know
Create a desire to know

Motivate and challenge with the unknown or the perplexing

  • artifacts both real and virtual
  • historical photos, cartoons, posters
  • quotations
  • film clips
  • discrepant events

Puzzle them First: Motivating Adolescent Readers with Question-Finding By A. V. Ciardiello

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make then think question and reflect
Inquiry questions

De Bono’s Six Hats

Blooms Taxonomy

Problem Based Learning

Invention and innovation

Creation – the arts

Research journals

Graphic organizers

Peer conferencing

Self assessment

Goal setting

Make then think, question, and reflect…..

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review academic honesty
Organization

Time management

Quotations

Paraphrasing

Referencing

Copyright

Note-making

Analysis techniques

Build academic honesty into assessment tools

Review Academic Honesty

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models for successful learning
Models for successful learning

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the think models
The Think Models:
  • apply critical and creative thinking.
  • build cross-curricular literacy skills and new literacies.
  • are engaging and effective.
  • empower students to build deeper understanding.
  • are knowledge building learning experiences.
  • are a framework for designing successful assignments.
  • effectively utilize information and technology-rich learning environments.
  • provide opportunity for differentiated instruction.

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Education is about learning!Integrating Differentiated Instruction +Understanding by DesignCarol Ann Tomlinson and Jay McTighe
  • Classroom teachers can work to the benefit of many more students by implementing patterns of instruction likely to serve multiple needs.
  • Provide many paths

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differentiated instruction in the library
content (what students learn and the materials that represent that)

process (activities through which students make sense of key ideas using the essential skills)

product (how students demonstrate and extend what they understand and can do as a result of a span of learning)

learning environment (the classroom conditions that set the tone and expectations of learning)

Tomlinson and McTighe

Differentiated Instruction in the Library

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getting assignments to students 24 7 365
Link assignments from your School Library Homepage

Set up a blog - calendar, RRS feed

Create a wiki -collaborative work space

Use Google Docs and Spreadsheets (FREE)

Advantages

Often free

Projects stored on a remote server

Usually more reliable than local networks

Available from any computer 24/7/365

Meet with students in their world

In Command! by R. Williams and D. Loertscher

Getting Assignments to Students 24/7/365

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inspire students with e projects
Pathfinders

Guided Tours

Scavenger Hunts

Virtual Tours

Interactive Video Conferencing

On-Line Projects

Blogs

Wikis

Web Quests

Inspire students with E-Projects

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consider designing your webquest using a think model at the processing stage
Introduction

Task

Process

Information Sources

Evaluation

Conclusion

Consider designing your WebQuest using a THINK model at the Processing Stage

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sample high think web quests
Bully Grades 4-8

Problems Possibilities JigSaw Model

How can students take a stand on bullying?

Messing with Mother Nature Grade 9-12

Take a Position Model

What’s the harm in genetic modification of plants?

Sample High Think Web Quests

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what about a wiki
Design collaborative workspaces for students based on the THINK models.What about a wiki?

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the big think
Elevates projects

The product isn’t the end, it is the beginning!

Transform learning into something new

Collaborative knowledge building

Bottom line –Build on student understanding to keep the thinking flowing!

Conduct active discussion

Present a problem

Challenge with a new question

Invite students to create new questions

Write about larger ideas, concepts and process of learning

Collaboratively build charts, diagrams, maps etc.

Interact with an expert

Take action

Take part in the real world

The Big Think 

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so what works
So What Works?
  • Establish learning communities (teacher and student)
  • Motivate students and get assignments to them 24/7/365
  • Fuse inquiry and content learning
  • Differentiate instruction
  • Prepare students for learning for life
  • Utilize a variety of rich resources and technologies
  • Honour collaborative knowledge building
  • Connect students to the world
  • Make them think, question and reflect
  • Value process and product and academic honesty
  • Share responsibility for learning

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keys to success
Keys to Success

Design assignments that move from TRANSPORTATION of data to TRANSFORMATION of information.

Focus on KNOWLEDGE CONSTRUCTION rather than product construction.

Don’t abandon students during the process.

Based on Ross Todd workshops and writings.

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bottom line
Bottom Line

Design Assignments that Work to demonstrate that :

Collaboration in the Library is the Best Teaching and Learning in the School!

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