Wow, already

I have already been inspired!  I was reading TeachPaperless (which I believe will be my blog of choice) and just read something about student created digital textbooks.  We have been spending a lot of time in my class lately talking about understandings of race, poverty and history and have talked a lot about how history has been presented to us.  We are just beginning to slide into talking about racism and genocide including the scientific origins of racial hierarchy and how it has lead to some of the most tremendous tragedies the world can imagine.  I think that I am going to stew on the idea of having them compile a digital Social Studies textbook as an inquiry product that tells history through their eyes.  It could be compiled of newspaper articles, websites, video… oooh this is so very exciting.  Any suggestions?

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  1. Marnie Said:

    Interesting idea Danielle. I am always interested in the big ideas that drive the inquiry and the questions the learners generate to guide the inquiry. Since you mentioned your interest in inquiry from the start, keep that in mind as a framework for whatever you do in this class. Deepening your understanding of inquiry and how digital tools can support students’ engagement in the inquiry process might be your lens for exploration.


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