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Four ideas and the best web tools to capture the end of school year activities

Four ideas and the best web tools to capture the end of school year activities | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

The strength of these activities lies in the fact  that they enable students to exercise a combination of skills they have developed throughout the year. Students will have the opportunity to employ their writing skills in tandem with other digital skills to create artefacts, digital portfolios, memory books, and scrapbooks to document their learning and share their best learning experiences with others.

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There are a wide variety of activities you can use with your students to wrap up the school year. In today's post I am sharing with you 4 ideas you can apply in your classroom. I have also included web tools and apps to help you carry them out.

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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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30+ Symbaloo Tutorials

30+ Symbaloo Tutorials | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Symbaloo is an excellent service on which you can visually organize your favorite and most frequently used websites. Symbaloo allows you to bookmark your favorite websites and arrange them into tile boards that you can share or keep private.
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How to Quickly Create an Audio Slideshow

How to Quickly Create an Audio Slideshow | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Summarizing the highlights of an event, summarizing the key points in a story, and summarizing the results of research project are all common purposes for creating audio slideshows.
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5 Good Google Tools for Social Studies Teachers - And How to Use Them

5 Good Google Tools for Social Studies Teachers - And How to Use Them | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Over the years I've used a lot of Google tools in my social studies classes. Some of those tools, like Wonder Wheel and Notebook, no longer exist, but many still do. Here are my five go-to Google tools for social studies classrooms.
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Formative - A Possible Replacement for Infuse Learning

Formative - A Possible Replacement for Infuse Learning | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
There is certainly not a shortage of online tools for distributing quizzes to students and watching their responses in realtime. Formative is the latest online quiz and feedback service that I have tested.
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How to Schedule Reminder Notices in WhatsDue

How to Schedule Reminder Notices in WhatsDue | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
WhatsDue is a free service for sending assignment reminders to students and their parents through mobile push notifications. I wrote a post about their updates yesterday.
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Add a Text to Speech Function to Your Browser

Add a Text to Speech Function to Your Browser | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Announcify is a free text to speech application that is available as a Chrome browser extension.
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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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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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Kahoot! | Game-based digital learning platform

Kahoot! | Game-based digital learning platform | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Kahoot! is one of the world’s fastest growing learning brands. Our free game-based platform unlocks the magic of learning for teachers, students and beyond.
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Eight Alternatives to Google Image Search

Eight Alternatives to Google Image Search | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Last fall I published a chart comparing alternatives to using Google Image search. This evening I updated that chart to reflect a couple of changes to those tools and to add a new one to it.
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Good Online Bookmarking Tools for Students

Good Online Bookmarking Tools for Students | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

Several recommended bookmarking tools that work. 

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Present Google Slides Through Hangouts on Your Android Device

Present Google Slides Through Hangouts on Your Android Device | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Last week Google introduced a new presentation feature to Google Slides for Android. The latest update to the app enables you to quickly present your slides through a Google Hangout.
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A brief History of Social Media (1969-2012) [IN...

A brief History of Social Media (1969-2012) [IN... | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe.
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How to Annotate Videos Through Vibby

How to Annotate Videos Through Vibby | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Vibby is another service that I featured yesterday and this morning fielded a couple of questions about how to use it. The video embedded below demonstrates how to highlight and comment on videos through Vibby.
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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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