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15 Tools For Better Project-Based Learning

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And if the project isn't challenge-based–e.g., it is primarily creative in nature–brainstorming is still necessary to understand the problems, establish any goals, and identify audience, purpose, and available tools and platforms.
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Web tools to support inquiry-based learning

Inquiry-based learning is an active learning process, based on identifying relevant questions to research so that the student can develop knowledge about or create solutions to issues and problems.

Web tools allow students to engage in collaborative and interactive learning. All phases of inquiry learning can be adequately addressed through a wide variety of web-based tools and applications.

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A growing list of web tools that teachers can use to engage students in an inquiry based learning project or to provide access to a rich information resource environment.

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Katrina Lehman's curator insight, February 21, 2014 6:39 AM

Web-based applications enhancing learning: Web 2.0 meets inquiry- based learning.

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How to Create a Moderated Classroom Backchannel

How to Create a Moderated Classroom Backchannel | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Earlier this week I shared some news about updates to 81Dash. 81Dash is a free service for creating moderated classroom backchannels as well as shared task lists. In the video embedded below I provide an overview of how to use the features of 81Dash.
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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.

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... so much to learn about and to tryout...

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#STEM #Projects #Guide

Larry Heuser's curator insight, July 3, 9:48 AM

Help your child gain an interest in the latest technology that could lead to a well paying job. Many opportunities exist even without a college education. 

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10 Web Tools to Enhance Visual Content

10 Web Tools to Enhance Visual Content | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Every marketer wants to engage viewers with a great message. Learn some great tools to enhance visual content for your message.
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Video - Three Google Docs Formatting Tips

Video - Three Google Docs Formatting Tips | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
The transition from Word or Pages to Google Documents often prompts a lot of questions about formatting settings. In the video embedded below I address three formatting questions that I am frequently asked about in my email and in my workshops.
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5 Online Tools for Creating Picture Books

5 Online Tools for Creating Picture Books | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
My recent about Jellybean Writer, an online picture book maker, was one last week's most popular posts. If you missed it, I have a description of it below along with four other good tools for creating picture books.
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How to Embed TodaysMeet Rooms Into Your Blog

How to Embed TodaysMeet Rooms Into Your Blog | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
On Tuesday I shared my discovery about embedding TodaysMeet rooms into blogs. I've had a couple of people email me with questions about how to do that.
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How to Create Image Collages and More on Canva

How to Create Image Collages and More on Canva | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Canva is one of my favorite tools for creating image collages, slides, social media graphics, and infographics. The lesson plan library that Canva offers is an excellent place to find ideas for using visuals in your classroom.
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5 Free Apps to Tell Creative Stories on Instagram

5 Free Apps to Tell Creative Stories on Instagram | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Instagram is more than just an app for photo filters, it's a community to share stories. And sometimes, the app's built-in features aren't good enough to tell the story you want to. But there are some innovative third-party apps that let you get creative with Instagram. Third-party apps for Instagram are nothing new. In fact,…

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 18, 5:05 AM

Some great tools if you have students with Instagram accounts.

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Newswordy - Short Lessons About News Buzzwords

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Newswordy is a neat website that features a new buzzword of the day everyday. Each buzzword is picked from the currently trending topics being discussed on news programs, political talk shows, and news websites.
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The Educator’s Guide to Pinterest

The Educator’s Guide to Pinterest | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Your classroom probably has a bulletin board. It’s the perfect spot to organize information and show off great work. Increasingly, learning is happening online, and so it’s no surprise that the bulletin board has moved online.
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PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations

PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
PowToon is a brand new presentation tool that allows you to create animated presentations and cartoon style videos just by dragging and dropping.
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5 Powerful Android Audio Recording Apps for Teachers

5 Powerful Android Audio Recording Apps for Teachers | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

All of these apps are rated 4 stars and up in Google Play store. Some of the things you can do with them include: record audio clips (e.g lectures, audio notes…etc), customize and edit your recordings, share your recordings via email or embed them into cloud-based storage platforms such as Dropbox and Google Drive and many more.

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My Maps - Create and Edit Maps in Google Drive

My Maps - Create and Edit Maps in Google Drive | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Last fall Google renamed their Maps Engine Lite tool to My Maps. My Maps makes it easy to create simple custom maps with up to three layers on them. For example, check out this post to see how I made a biking route map in My Maps.
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21 Cool Things Teachers and Students Have Built With 3D Printers! — Emerging Education Technologies

21 Cool Things Teachers and Students Have Built With 3D Printers! — Emerging Education Technologies | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
With the explosion of 3D printing in schools around the world, the variety and impressiveness of things that students and teachers are printing with this powerful technology grows every day.

Check out all these different objects that have been created with 3D printers. Some of these items are changing people’s lives! Hopefully some of these ideas can inspire you to start exploring 3D printing, or to try something new if you’re already using this wonderful technology.

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7 Apps for Student Creators

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Because Millennials and digital natives live in a creation-based world, apps like Adobe Voice, Thinglink, and Pages promote higher-order thinking, encourage collaboration, and invite real-world learning.
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A Quick Tip on Google Docs Formatting

A Quick Tip on Google Docs Formatting | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
This afternoon I was working on a document in Google Docs that included a list. I did want to use numbers for my list, but I didn't want to use the formatting that Google Documents was trying to force on me.
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10 Good Apps & Sites for Creative Writing Projects

10 Good Apps & Sites for Creative Writing Projects | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Developing fiction stories comes easily to some students. For others it can be a struggle to come up with ideas for fiction stories. The apps and sites in the PDF embedded below can help students start creative stories.
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Ignite Teaching - Collaborate on Multimedia Projects

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Ignite Teaching is a free iPad app and web app that students can use to collaborate on the development of multimedia projects. Through Ignite Teaching teachers can create project titles that they share with students through an invitation code.
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12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom

12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
LEGO Bricks are toys. They’re items that students willingly seek out to play with and get excited to receive as gifts under the Christmas tree. That’s one of the things that make them so useful to teachers.
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How to Plan Biking and Walking Routes in Google Maps

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Last Friday I wrote a post about using Google's My Maps service to create biking and walking route maps. Since then I've had a few people email me with questions about the bike route mapping component.
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MakerBot Launches Free 3D Printing & Design Learning Guide for Schools - 3dPrint

MakerBot Launches Free 3D Printing & Design Learning Guide for Schools - 3dPrint | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Today, MakerBot has unveiled their guide aimed at teachers and students alike, titled, ‘MakerBot in the Classroom: An Introduction to 3D Printing and Design‘, with hopes of bringing 3D printing into more classrooms around the world. The guide is broken down into three chapters which focus on all the important and vital aspects of 3D printing.

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Spoken - A Network for Publishing Short Audio Recordings

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Spoken is a new social network that is designed for sharing audio recordings of four minutes or less.
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Audio Projects for Digital Learners: 30+ Resources | Teacher Reboot Camp

Audio Projects for Digital Learners: 30+ Resources | Teacher Reboot Camp | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
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A Teacher’s Guide to Using PowerPoint

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PowerPoint presentations provide the opportunity to combine those tools into one place. In one lesson, you can incorporate speech, text, videos, and audio.
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5 Good Android Portfolio Creator Apps for Students

5 Good Android Portfolio Creator Apps for Students | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

Create digital portfolios online.

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