Dive Into Enquiry, by Trevor Mackenzie is the second in our series of microbooks aimed at providing teachers with snippets of on-demand learning.
Trevor Mackenzie is a full-time high school English teacher and author of Dive Into Inquiry, an instructive and insightful look at moving your classroom towards inquiry-based learning.
With this book you’ll gain an understanding of how to best support your learners as they shift from a traditional learning model into the inquiry classroom where student agency is fostered and celebrated each and every day. This book strikes a perfect balance of meaningful pedagogy, touching narrative, helpful processes, original student examples, and rich how-to lesson plans all to get you going on bringing inquiry into your classroom.
In this microbook, we present the chapter 'Creating an Authentic Piece', which focuses on allowing for student voice and choice in the classroom. This is one of our core values at Book Creator and an obvious fit for marrying the values of Dive Into Inquiry to the realities of using technology in the classroom.
The chapter focuses on 6 key tasks for ensuring authenticity in the creation process, and follows up with two example pieces from Trevor's students, created in VideoScribe and Explain Everything.
One of Dan’s favourite jobs is hearing the stories of how Book Creator is used to bring joy to classrooms all over the world, and he happily retells these stories on these pages!