Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Although this does not have to do with guided inquiry directly, I am posted this because I believe it has to do with digital citizenship, while addressing a national trend. A must read. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Expert tips to help teach cellphone etiquette
Some school districts have lifted or eased bans on cellphone use during the school day. This trend means educators may need to help teach cellphone etiquette, according to this article, which features tips from a university professor who wrote a cellphone-use guide for educators. U.S. News & World Report (12/15)

Monday, December 15, 2014

The long term use of technology is being debated. Here is an article looking at both sides. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Experts debate long-term effects of technology use
Technology can play a distracting role in students' educational careers, according to recent research. Experts are exploring how students' use of technology may affect brain development, while educators are looking to incorporate technology in the classroom in meaningful ways. The Atlantic online (12/10)

Monday, December 8, 2014

This is a fabulous idea and as a variety of likenesses to guided inquiry and the International Baccaulerate as well. Take a look, there are some great ideas. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

Teachers can take a cue from Google to encourage innovation
Technology firms, including Google, have found success with a strategy that allows employees to spend one-fifth of their time on "passion projects." Now, the approach appears to be catching on in education, with some teachers setting aside time for students to work on inquiry-based projects. This article includes 20 tips to help educators adopt this approach. eSchool News (free registration) (12/8)