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"The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs.
In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves.
Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image)."
"Google is certainly one of the most powerfully smart search engines out there. I underscore "smart" as being the most distinctive feature that sets Google apart from the crowd. Being smart here means that it has the computational capacities to not only understand your search query but to also predict it based on the first term you type in. Being smart also means that it works like a Swiss knife: it can be used as a word dictionary, currency converter, calculator and many more and right from the search box."