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Graphic Inquiry

Graphic Inquiry

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  • $70.00


Annette Lamb and Daniel Callison

ISBN-13: 9781591587453

270 pages • 8½ x 11
 2012

Its new. Its graphic. It is the first of its kind. This full color book provides a practical approach to incorporating graphic inquiry across the curriculum. It is designed to help school library media specialists, technology coordinators, and classroom teachers identify tools and techniques for using graphic inquiry with students. This visually rich book provides numerous, standards-based inquiry activities and projects that incorporate traditional materials as well as emerging social and collaborative technologies. Designed to bridge theory and practice, Graphic Inquiry has applications for new and practicing educators and librarians. Although research is cited and references are provided, lengthy text passages are replaced by practical, visual examples rooted in best practice and presented in graphic format.

We live in a high-tech, multimedia world, yet most of our classroom activities still emphasize print communication. Even inquiry-based approaches to learning often stress writing lists of questions, reading texts, and writing papers. We know that many of our young people are motivated by graphic communications. There's a need to explore the potential of graphic inquiry in teaching and learning.

This full color book is intended to provide a practical approach to incorporating graphic inquiry across the curriculum. Specifically, it is designed to help the school library media specialists, technology coordinators, and classroom teachers identify tools and techniques for using graphic inquiry with their students. This visually rich book provides numerous, standards-based inquiry activities and projects that incorporate traditional materials as well as emerging social and collaborative technologies.

Designed to bridge theory and practice, this book has applications for new and practicing educators and librarians. Although research will be cited and references provided, lengthy text passages will be avoided in favor of practical, visual examples rooted in best practice and presented in graphic format. Readers will view this book as a quick reference to timely, realistic activities and approaches as opposed to a traditional textbook.


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