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Making Learning Outcomes Explicit Through Meaningful Inquiry

Making Learning Outcomes Explicit Through Meaningful Inquiry | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Making inquiry meaningful can accomplish many important things within our teaching practice. As educators, I believe that the minute we sit down to plan and map out the learning experiences of our ...
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A teacher shares a unit with her Year 5 class ....."we are engaging in our own journey of inquiry as our minds are deeply engrossed in opening the doors of learning. Our own journey of inquiry can have such a profound impact on the learning journeys that we help promote within our students."

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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 Can Teachers Use Web Tools For Inquiry Based Learning? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

How Can Teachers Use Web Tools For Inquiry Based Learning? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
There are many web tools that support inquiry based learning which teachers can use effectively to make all the students involve in the interaction. Here are some of those web tools.
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A Teacher’s Guide to Wikipedia

A Teacher’s Guide to Wikipedia | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Wikipedia is often vilified in educational circles. The site’s loudest critics think that it offers biased, non-credible information. Many teachers specifically ban students from using the site from as a reference in research papers.
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Jennie Tuvey's curator insight, July 31, 12:55 AM

My primary kids always go straight for Wikipedia - I always encourage it as a starting point if they want to. Because it is a great starting point when you are young and are just beginning to learn the ways of the abundance of information available. I believe it is also a great tool to start their critical thinking without them even realising!

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A Collection of Some of The Essential Educational Web Tools for Teachers

A Collection of Some of The Essential Educational Web Tools for Teachers | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

The aim of this multi-purpose collection is to provide teachers with a handy resource where they can access some of the best educational tools to leverage in their instruction.

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5 Tools for Hosting Collaborative Brainstorming Sessions Online

5 Tools for Hosting Collaborative Brainstorming Sessions Online | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Whether it is to solve a problem, plan a project, or develop new story ideas there are plenty of occasions in the course of a school year for students to brainstorm together.
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Three Registration-free Options for Collaboratively Taking Notes

Three Registration-free Options for Collaboratively Taking Notes | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Like many humanities teachers, I use a fair amount of group/ jigsaw reading activities. As a part of those activities I will ask students to share observations and questions with each other in-person as well as in an online document.
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Create Vocabulary Lessons With BoomWriter's Trending Words

Create Vocabulary Lessons With BoomWriter's Trending Words | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Disclosure: BoomWriter is an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com.
WordWriter is a free service within the BoomWriter platform that enables you to build vocabulary lists that you want your students to use in writing.
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A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Explanatory Animated GIFs

A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Explanatory Animated GIFs | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
When it comes to crafting explanatory videos and images no one does it better than Lee and Sachi at Common Craft. Recently, they published a comprehensive free guide to creating animated GIFs as explanations.
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A Nice Tool for Creating Animated Maps

A Nice Tool for Creating Animated Maps | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Animaps is a free service built for the purpose of allowing users to create animated Google Maps. The basics of creating maps in Animaps is very similar the process for creating maps in Google Maps.
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Stupeflix - Create Audio Slideshow Videos Without Registration

Stupeflix - Create Audio Slideshow Videos Without Registration | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Years ago I used Stupeflix for a couple of classroom video projects. Then the service changed pricing models and I could no longer use it with students.
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23 Tools For Students To Publish What They Learn

23 Tools For Students To Publish What They Learn | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
23 Tools For Students To Publish What They Learn
by Nadya Khoja, venngage.com
It’s no surprise that’s no surprise that there are so many tools available for students to publish their ideas to in the year 2015.
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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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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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Vibby - Break YouTube Videos Into Segments With Commentary

Vibby - Break YouTube Videos Into Segments With Commentary | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Vibby is a new service for breaking YouTube videos into segments and inserting comments into those segments. To segment a YouTube video on Vibby simply grab the URL for the video and paste into the Vibby editor.
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50 web tools and mobile apps for showcasing student work - Daily Genius

50 web tools and mobile apps for showcasing student work - Daily Genius | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Students create a wide variety of material on a regular basis. There are a lot of ways that they can showcase their work and what better opportunity is there than web tools and mobile apps?... Continue reading...
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Using Hootsuite to Spread Your School's Message

Using Hootsuite to Spread Your School's Message | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Last month I shared an outline for distributing your school and classroom messages to as many people as possible. Hootsuite is one of the tools that I mentioned, briefly, in that outline.
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50+ Google Tools Tutorial Videos

50+ Google Tools Tutorial Videos | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Earlier today I conducted three webinars about various Google tools for teachers. Each of those webinars was only thirty minutes long so there wasn't a lot of time for individual questions.
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How to Create an Online Whiteboard Space

How to Create an Online Whiteboard Space | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Sketchlot is a free collaborative whiteboard service that works on any device that will work on a Chromebook, iPad, Android tablet, or any computer connected to the web. Sketchlot is designed for teacher and student use.
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Beyond Assessment: 3 Other Uses for Socrative

Beyond Assessment: 3 Other Uses for Socrative | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
This is a guest post from Beth Holland (@brholland) of EdTechTeacher, an advertiser on this site.
Socrative is a free student response system that works on any device.
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Stop Motion Studio Lesson Ideas for iPad Teachers @ClassTechTips

Stop Motion Studio Lesson Ideas for iPad Teachers @ClassTechTips | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Stop Motion Studio is a filmmaking app that can be used across the content areas.  Similar to the Lego movies you may have seen made by filmmakers on YouTube or claymation characters moving across the screen.  In the classroom teachers are using this app to have students demonstrate their understanding of content in lots of subject areas.

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The Maker Movement and the Classroom | Edudemic

The Maker Movement and the Classroom | Edudemic | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
The Maker Movement is a new trend based on old school traditions in which the philosophy of doing, building, and creating prevails over just simply buying.
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Try Strikingly to Create Beautiful Webpages

Try Strikingly to Create Beautiful Webpages | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Striking.ly is a service that can be used to create one page websites to show off your best digital work or to advertise an event. Striking.ly provides a variety of templates for digital portfolios and digital flyers.
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FotoJet - Another Free Tool for Creating Image Collages

FotoJet - Another Free Tool for Creating Image Collages | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Creating image collages can be a nice way for students to summarize the highlights of a school event, demonstrate photography skills, or assemble a little story to introduce themselves to their new classmates in the fall.
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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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Thats brilliant
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7 Apps for Student Creators

7 Apps for Student Creators | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
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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