Exploring IMatrixInquiry, Standards & You
Keeping up with the changing standards? Are you confident about teaching your students the inquiry process? Wish you knew how to get started?
Don't worry, you're not alone. Many educators are in your position and are looking for a quality solution. INFOhio's IMatrix system will help you understand inquiry and offer you a variety of materials for classroom instruction... and everything is directly tied to your standards.
Exploring IMatrixThe IMatrix System
The IMatrix cube represents how the system works. The layers are the grade levels—Pre-K through 12 (green). The cube is four rows deep with each row representing a major content area (yellow). If you slice the cube from left to right you will see the six Dimensions of Inquiry—each representing a group of skills and steps in the inquiry process (blue). Click the navigation buttons below for more information and don’t forget to explore the links in the left side menus.
The IMatrix system is here to help you!
Exploring IMatrixWhat's the Grade?
No matter the grade you're teaching, some level of the inquiry process should be integrated into your classroom instruction. The amount of information you can find on each of the Dimensions of Inquiry is phenomenal. Wouldn't it be nice to know what skills and resources are available to you as an educator that meet the grade-specific needs of your students?
INFOhio's IMatrix system can help there too.
Exploring IMatrixWhat's the subject matter?
Not only do we have new standards to deal with, but we have to help build our students' inquiry skills by utilizing grade-appropriate teaching techniques and resources. The question is, where can you find all of these resources and how can you know which resources best support the teaching of inquiry in the subjects you're responsible for?
Try out INFOhio's IMatrix system. What every educator needs.
Exploring IMatrixDimensions of Inquiry
The six Dimensions of Inquiry are: Questioning, Locating Information, Evaluating Information, Applying Information, Sharing Knowledge and Reflecting. Together they represent the inquiry process. Standards now require that inquiry be taught across all content areas and all grade levels. The IMatrix System allows you to see the hierarchical scaffolding of skills in these dimensions from early grades through high school… and by content area.
Exploring IMatrixSearch IMatrix
Your next step is a search! Look at the cube and think about the potential of being able to select a grade, a content area, and a dimension or specific set of inquiry skills. And the result of that search—a selection of resources including assessment ideas, instructional materials… even cross curricular connections,,, all aligned to your standards. That’s the power of IMatrix!
Keep exploring. INFOhio’s here to help.