"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)."
The worth we can do with technologies in the class nowadays is to feel we are in the 21st centuries while we are in fact going back in more traditional ways of teaching. Here some tools to not leave student alone facing the iPad but to encourage inquiry-based approach of learning.
"Our students are not the only ones struggling with verifying credibility. Journalists, especially those dealing with the crunch of deadlines and the flood of social media during a crisis, fall prey to hoaxes, phoney tweets and image fakery as well."
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“ I’ve just completed my first month as a new Director of Instructional Technology at an independent K-12 school in Charlotte. I had spent several years as a specialist and tech resource teacher in t...”
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"Below is an updated list of some powerful iPad apps for creating books that you can use with your students. I have only selected ten of what I think are the best and ideal apps for using with different age groups from kids up to adults. I invite you to check them out and share with your colleagues."
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"Learn to more effectively use iPads to improve instruction and productivity! This course is a blended learning program where participants learn through video tutorials, webinars, readings, and projects. Those enrolled will attend one face-to-face session and submit artifacts of their learning to a digital portfolio blog. The skills taught in this series have been designed to support the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T). "
"The iPad is a great tool for accessing and creating content. Teachers can also use this device to collect and organize student work. Here are a few ways you can turn your iPad into an assessment tool:"
"Google Drive is one of the fundamental tools in our digital toolkits as teachers and educators. Whether you want to compose a document, create a presentation, design a sheet, or share a beautiful drawing you made, Google Drive provides you with the tools to do that on any device and anywhere you are with an internet connection "
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