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BeyondTextbooks : Inquiry-based Teaching for Meaningful Learning. M. Ekdahl, TL Mentor Vancouver School Board UBC Faculty of Education June 2008. Points of Inquiry:.
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M. Ekdahl, TL Mentor
Vancouver School Board
UBC Faculty of Education
No longer can it be assumed that the teacher is the expert as students actively construct their own personal understandings of information. This kind of learning is best accomplished within a model of inquiry .…
Points of Inquiry, A Framework for C21L
Developed by BCTLA using BC curriculum documents
Glogster: Inquiry Models
“Although the models may look different and use different vocabulary they all include the same basic processes and skills.”
From Nell Ududec - Educational Resources/Library Consultant, Pembina Trails, Manitoba
tech planning, AfL,
IL skill development in
all subject areas …
Langley Teacher Librarians’ Wiki:
For Use with the Points of Inquiry Model
Textbooks, although they certainly have an important role in content area learning, have been scrutinized by educational critics who express concerns about their quality in terms of accuracy, readability, and appeal. These criticisms remind us that some textbooks may as well be made for furniture rather than learning ….
Vacca and Vacca (2005)
Content Area Reading: Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum.
NY: Pearson Education, 154.
Do we start with questions like these?
What knowledge has the most worth? Why?
What are the best ways of teaching and learning?
Or broader moral and political questions:
What is the ‘good’ life?
How does one live a useful and worthy life?
When these questions are asked and answered, then and only then can new technologies play their role in schools and classrooms.
What are other teachers or educators doing?
Check out –
Springfield Township High School Virtual Library (Joyce Valenza)
Kathy Schrock`s Guide for Educators
PSAs, like Math Teachers
Twitter eg: YA Audiobooks, free for summer reading
Hashtags: #bced #edtechbc #bctla #edchat
Try ones like these from VSB’s Digital Library:
Global Issues in Context (SS and Science)
Biography in Context
Bookflix (ESL, SPED)
Culturegrams (Home Ec, SPED, ESL)
Go to VSB Webcat, click onto Video and More:
Check out such online book sources as:
Books should be free
Librivox Audio Books
Open Library Accessible Books Online
World Book EBook centre
Smart History Art web-text
Merlot eText Content Online
Google / Beyond Google = Chrome, Scholar, Ninja
Wikipedia – “begin here but never end here”
CCRAP – #9: evaluate sources for currency, coverage, relevance, authority, perspective
Schrock’s Evaluating Websites page
Advanced Search features
Wolfram Alpha (For Math and stats and other data, see By Topic)
Corroboration – hoax sites
ME’s Plagiarism Website
What do you want to see?
Ask District Resource Centre for product trials
Ask Teacher-librarians for product updates
Canada in the Making - Constitutional History
Canada in the Making - Aboriginals: Treaties & Relations
Canada in the Making – Pioneers and Immigrants
Where are the Children? Healing the legacy of the residential schools
Moving Here, Staying Here. The Canadian Immigrant Experience - LAC
History by the Minute
Canadian Encyclopedia, The
Black History Canada from Historica
… and lots more
In Vancouver, Webcat links to Video and More by tab
Find a good short youtube clip, like -
Hans Rosling's200 Countries, 200 Years,
4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four
Trade books are:
See more in Vacca and Vacca, Chapter 5 (circulating)
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