Personal Inquiry and Online Research: Connecting Learners in Ways That Matter
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This piece introduces a framework for how to envision Personal Digital Inquiry (PDI) in K-8 classrooms. To conceptualize what teaching and learning might look like in these classrooms, important practices are situated along a two-dimensional continuum of digital inquiry that varies in terms of levels of support and purposes of technology use. We then offer several examples of what teaching and learning within a PDI framework can look like; visions that move from teacher directed to student directed inquiry, always informed by purposeful choices about the role that technology plays along the way.
Coiro, Julie, Jill Castek, and David J. Quinn. "Personal Inquiry and Online Research: Connecting Learners in Ways That Matter." Reading Teacher 69, 5 (2016): 483-492. doi:10.1002/trtr.1450.