Inquiry in Action: Africa
by Apple Distinguished Educators
This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.
Throughout the unit students will employ the six research-based practices for strategic reading as they monitor comprehension, activate and connect, ask questions, infer and visualize, determine importance and summarize and synthesize information. Students will have a choice in their area of research and will work collaboratively to build new knowledge that they will then teach to their peers.
After students go public to their peers, they will share their new learning with the world via social media. Students will create a digital product that will "live" online once the inquiry unit concludes. This digital component allows for continued interaction, feedback and ongoing learning as students revisit their work, track progress over time and find answers to lingering questions.
For more information on Inquiry Circles, see the book Comprehension and Collaboration, Heinemann 2009.
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|2||Africa Sahara article.pdf||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
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|4||Schools in Africa article.pdf||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
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|8||Schools in Africa article QR.pdf||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||Mars Inquiry project student example||--||1:23||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||First Grade Africa Map||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||Spreadsheet of student survey responses||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||Animal habitat sort assessment||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||Spreadsheet view of inquiry circle selector||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||Student using iMovie to summarize and synthesize research||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||Students paint a mural to represent new learning||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||Screenshot of student survey responses||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||Students completing an inquiry chart||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||Africa image file task card.pdf||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
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