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29 Free Online Design Tools for Creating Stunning visual content for the Web

29 Free Online Design Tools for Creating Stunning visual content for the Web | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Get all the free tools and resources you need to kick your visual content up a notch.


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4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"According to Indiana University Bloomington, Inquiry-based learning is an “instructional model that centers learning on a solving a particular problem or answering a central question. There are several different inquiry-based learning models, but most have several general elements in common..."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 12, 2013 7:20 PM

This indepth post explores inquiry-based learning. The four phases are:

1. Interaction - Big Idea: Dive into engaging, relevant, and credible media forms to identify a “need” or opportunity for inquiry

2. Clarification - Big Idea: Summarizing, paraphrasing, and categorizing learning with teacher or expert support

3. Questioning - Big Idea: Asking questions to drive continued, self-directed inquiry

4. Design - Big Idea: Designing an accessible, relevant, and curiosity-driven action or product to culminate and justify inquiry

Each of the four phases also includes information on tones, student indicators, teacher indicators, appropriate questions and apps.

There are also 4 questions for student-based reflection and ten adjustments you may make as a teacher to adjust to teaching inquiry-based learning.

There are many forms of teaching that incorporate inquiry-based learning including project-based learning, blended learning, and challenge-based learning. You may find your students more engaged in the learning process if you include some components of inquiry-based learning in your classroom.

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Visualizing Text: The New Literacy of Infographics

Visualizing Text: The New Literacy of Infographics | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Infographics are modern, written artifacts about collected resources in a dynamic, visual format. Infographics should be viewed as complex, standalone texts, not simply a text feature or graphic element.

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Kerri Schaub's curator insight, January 20, 2014 8:10 AM

Visualizing is a powerful multisensory technique. 

rwestby's curator insight, January 20, 2014 3:15 PM

Food for thought...could this be the new book report format?

OTCD (Dr. J. Rankin)'s curator insight, January 21, 2014 11:36 AM

I love the CCSS tie-in!