Encouraging Curiosity

A while ago I posted a video called “I Wonder in Five Words.”  You can view the post here.  I thought this would be a great beginning of the year project and a way to give the students a meaningful way to practice using their iPads.  Here’s the result.

I’m pretty happy with how it turned out considering that they hadn’t even had their iPads for two days when they completed the project.  However, I think that next year I’ll have them generate their questions before I show them the video because I think they were really influenced by it.  I’ll have to find a great read aloud book to start this with.  I’m also toying with the idea of revisiting this later in the year after students have had a chance to master several of the apps on their iPads.  I’ll be interested to see how they take both their question and the way they artistically express it to the next level.

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3 Responses to Encouraging Curiosity

  1. elsie says:

    Have you ever seen the book Questions, Questions by Marcus Pfister? It asks great questions, however they are more than five words. Loved your five word questions the first time and these are great to start research too. Can’t wait to see what else comes from having iPads.

  2. Katie says:

    Thanks Elsie, that seems perfect!

  3. LOVE this! I wish I could be there to see the kids go through the process of creating the questions. Very cool, Katie!

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