Kaye is the author of ’Open the door to inquiry‘ – a primary information literacy skills resource published by SLAV.
Kaye showed the audience her Inquiry on the Move Trolley which she takes to classrooms in her information skills development work with teachers in their classrooms. Some of tools Kaye has at her fingertips are:
- A scrap book so students can work practically with the concept and build their ideas in a book.
- DeBono’s six hats
- Thinker’s Keys – the whole twenty of them. e.g. Word Keys – Think of a question and then think of the word to match it or Ridiculous Key – Make a ridiculous statement that would be impossible to implement and then substantiate it.
- Syba Signs resources relating to creating Thinkers. These can be used for display or prompts.
- Graphic Organisers – display them on colourful clipboards and have multiple copies available to easy distribution to a class.
- Mindmapping instructions – step by step posters to walk through the process with a class.
- Question dials – clock face question starts – point to the starter question – who, what, when, where, why, how.
- Question cubes – throw two cubes and get a word from each to develop a starting question. e.g. Who went.
- Maps are important – young students particularly love looking at maps. Mark places with post-it notes – children love them. Locations of animals, places etc.
- Have some brightly coloured paper to work on – much more interesting to write a question on rather than a plain piece of paper.
These are simple tools that excite the students – all contained on Kaye’s Inquiry on the Move Trolley.