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Oral Questioning

Oral Questioning: This method involves the teacher probing students to think about what they know regarding a topic.  Questions typically allow the teacher to keep a discussion focused on the intended objective and maintain student involvement.  

Strengths: This method allows teachers to challenge students to think beyond the basic levels of Bloom's Taxonomy by asking higher level questions. Questioning helps students learn to construct meaning, inquire, and reflect on their learning.  In addition, questioning encourages involvement from all students.  

Weaknesses: Many teachers don't use questioning correctly.  Without appropriate wait time, redirection, and probing techniques questioning isn't as powerful.     

Role of Technology:Questioning can be used within all subjects, including technology based assignments.  Once students have developed questioning skills, they can use them on their own when completing a task. 

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