Explore More: Explaining what it is and the background of the project.
Going Deeper with Questioning: Sparking students’ curiosity using images.
Collaboration: Supporting students’ work in small groups.
Explore More is a big event that coincides with grandparents day at our school. It’s easy to feel pressured to focus on the product when you know there will be a live audience. We really wanted students to think about their process this year and be really thoughtful about the journey they took with their topic. So, I invented something I’m calling an Inquiry Story. Yup, that’s right I just went ahead and invented it. At least I’m pretty sure I did, I haven’t seen any other ones out there.
Anyway, in preparation to create this inquiry story students spend the last 5 minutes of class filling out a reflection form and gathering their artifacts for the day. These artifacts can be a wide range of things. Here are some suggestions we gave students.
Next week students will work as a team to put together and narrate their inquiry story in iMovie. This will be shared on our presentation day so that our visitors can see the process of learning as well as the final product. I can’t wait to see what they come up with!