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21stcenturyquestions.com is a free online resource for teachers and students to promote self-directed student learning and the development of ITC digital literacy skills. I hope you find it useful.
This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2010-02-21.
What a great set up and idea for a blog, one that will definitely inspire my own class blog in the future. I love the idea of posting essential and thought-provoking questions based on the course material each week and then asking students to research and write up responses in their own blogs.
I like how Andrew McCarter adds videos and graphics to augment the questions, but keeps the posts short. They’re mini-lessons really. I could use a similar structure to create follow up assignments, developing the ideas presented in class (or in online modules).
One challenge that might creep up, though: creating such mind-bending and engaging questions.
Andrew McCarter's post no Masahiro Mori’s Uncanny Valley theory has honestly haunted me since I saw it on the blog. How might educators create similar reactions in milder course material?
I guess that’s the challenge of any educator.
The blog also encourages students to actively search for answers online, utilizing one of the strongest (and possibly most chaotic) sources of information available. The blog is replete with additional resources, one of which I found to be fun and weird: Wolframalpha.com.
This blog is an incredible resource. I will definitely add it to my bookmarks.
A wonderful resource, for both student and educator, posing questions for discussion or for journaling/blogging.