Personal Inquiry and Online Research: Connecting Learners in Ways That Matter

Julie Coiro, Jill Castek, David J. Quinn

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This piece introduces a framework for how to envision Personal Digital Inquiry (PDI) in K-8 classrooms. To conceptualize what teaching and learning might look like in these classrooms, important practices are situated along a two-dimensional continuum of digital inquiry that varies in terms of levels of support and purposes of technology use. We then offer several examples of what teaching and learning within a PDI framework can look like; visions that move from teacher directed to student directed inquiry, always informed by purposeful choices about the role that technology plays along the way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-492
Number of pages10
JournalReading Teacher
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • 2-Childhood
  • 3-Early adolescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Pharmacology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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