Essential Questions
NETS S - National Educational Technology Standards for Students.
An essential question is the starting point, the point of inquiry in which students are engaged in real world explorations that are meaningful and have purpose.Responses to Essential Questions cannot be found, they must be developed from research, experimentation, investigation, and practical experience. Answers to these types of questions require students to construct knowledge and sufficient time must be devoted to providing students with opportunities to develop those answers.
Essential questions require students to connect the learning to the world they live in today. They require students to make an assessment of current information, through research and experimentation and combine it experiences to form an argument or solution.
This model supports collaborative group work among peers, working in the same learning space or with others across the world, virtually. Collaboration is a 21st Century Skill that promotes problem-solving, listening, sharing of knowledge and building consensus. Individual students use their strengths to contribute in order to accomplish a common goal and often negotiate to assume shared responsibility for collaborative work. Collaboration with experts should be considered when appropriate.
Additional information can be found in the NETS S Standards for Creativity and Innovation: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities
Essential Questions are the driving force behind Project-Based Learning experiences. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
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Devise questions by looking at the standards that determine what students need to know. Start with the Common Core or State Standards, then remember to use the NETS S.
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