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Beyond PowerPoint: 10 Presentation Tools

Beyond PowerPoint: 10 Presentation Tools | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

Users can create presentations from scratch or spruce up outdated PowerPoint presentations with all types of new media, such as live tweets, blog feeds,...

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Tools used in the business world that will suit the education presentation environment as well. 

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Web tools, Apps, resources and programs to support the delivery of inquiry based learning in schools.
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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, 6:39 AM

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

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6 Good Educational Web Tools to Teach Writing Through Comics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Good Educational Web Tools to Teach Writing Through Comics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

Using comic strips is one powerful way to get students excited and motivated about the writing act. Students love to interact with visuals and tools such as the ones listed below will empower them to do just that. Using these comic strip generators , students will get  to engage in conversations using cartoonic characters and build stories and share their works with each other.

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What might teaching and learning look like? - YouTube

The video emphasizes the shift from a ‘coverage’ approach to an ‘inquiry’ approach of instruction. It presents inquiry stations underway in a classroom, with students explaining the inquiry process in their own words.

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Inquiry learning in action

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The Best Way to Build Student E-Portfolios: Use Evernote

The Best Way to Build Student E-Portfolios: Use Evernote | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Although Evernote already is a fairly well-known app, very few educators realize its potential building and sharing student portfolios.
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A very portable tool.

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10 Great iPad Apps for Creating Concept Maps

10 Great iPad Apps for Creating Concept Maps | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
After the list of the web based tools for concept mapping, we went ahead and compiled another list for iPad users. We have included the best apps out there for brainstorming and concept mapping which you can use on the go . We hope you like this selection and if you have other good suggestions to add to this list, please share with us in the comment form below. Enjoy

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Aligning teaching with Common Core

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Top 5 Gamification in Education Apps

Top 5 Gamification in Education Apps | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

Let’s start with the common sayings: there is an app for that and also there is an app for everything and for everyone. Apps are there for adults, youngsters, and kids as well. Those parents are really happy from their smartphones whose kids are addictive to gamified educational apps. Gamified educational apps are the apps that motivate children to learn in a fun way. Such apps possess learning and addictive environment to hook the kids for a long time and make them learn something related to their studies.

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Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with These PDFs - Learning in Hand

Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with These PDFs - Learning in Hand | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

"When you begin a new iMovie project, you have a choice of creating a movie or a trailer. A trailer follows a template to create a Hollywood-style movie advertisement. iMovie for iOS has 14 trailer templates, and each has its own musical score and graphics. To make your own trailer, choose a template, insert your text, and fill each shot with a video or photo."


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Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, October 15, 4:54 PM

With any video project, it is advisable to have students to develop some sort of storyboard to help guide the thought process along with the evolution of the final product. Here is a great resource with PDFs to help in the planning process for iMovie trailers. Also, some great advice on approaches to learning. 

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Top 4 iPad Apps for Making Presentations and Slideshows

Top 4 iPad Apps for Making Presentations and Slideshows | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
If you ask me about the best iPad apps for creating and sharing presentations and slideshows the five listed below are what I would highly recommend for you. Yes this is  a personal view and I know there are tons of other apps out there that can be used for this purpose, but from my own experience of app reviewing and based on my actual use , the apps I have handpicked for you have all the features you need to create a powerful and visually appealing presentation. Check them out and as always leave us a comment if you have other suggestions. Enjoy

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John McDermott Neill's curator insight, October 12, 11:14 PM

Great post. Presentations are much easier using these tools.

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Web 2.0 Tools

Web 2.0 Tools | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

This list was compiled by Brian McLane. It contains some software which requires installation, but for the most part, it provides links to online software applications, most of which are free. It is possible that some links are broken and/or the Website no longer exists.

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5 Ways to Use Integrated Google Drive Apps for Group Projects

5 Ways to Use Integrated Google Drive Apps for Group Projects | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Google Drive empowers teachers as they use Google Docs to provide real time feedback. It also helps students engage in discourse via Google Moderator, and provides project participants a platform for brainstorming remotely on Google Hangouts.
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Google Drive add-ons are the tools to integrate. 

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Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL

Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
In the first of two parts, guest blogger John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education clears up any confusion on the difference between project-based learning, problem-based learning, and whatever-else-based learning.
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X-based learning ... modern concepts of project based learning. You decide.

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Avoiding the Flop: 5 Questions to Guide Projects & Inquiry

Avoiding the Flop: 5 Questions to Guide Projects & Inquiry | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
To be an effective guide on the side, plan for every aspect of the project while remaining open to student ideas, needs, and understanding.
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How to Use AudioBoom to Create Short Audio Recordings

How to Use AudioBoom to Create Short Audio Recordings | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago the popular audio recording service Audioboo rebranded as AudioBoom. AudioBoom offers an easy way for teachers and students to create short audio recordings that are matched to images. In the video below I demonstrate how to use the web version of AudioBoom to create a short audio recording. AudioBoom also offers free iPad, iPhone, and Android apps.

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Michail Darley's curator insight, October 9, 12:58 AM

Audio boom looks useful. The 'how to use' video is good.

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Visual Web: 7 Tools to Create Eye Catching Graphics for Social Media

Visual Web: 7 Tools to Create Eye Catching Graphics for Social Media | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
The visual web is extremely important so we need to share very eye catching and appealing pictures. Check out the tools for this!
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5 of The Best Android Apps for Creating Visual Concept Maps

5 of The Best Android Apps for Creating Visual Concept Maps | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

A small collection to address the Android users needs. 

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Upgrade your KWL Chart to the 21st Century

Upgrade your KWL Chart to the 21st Century | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
One of the take aways from the Curriculum Mapping Institute this past week was that it brought an upgrade to THE trusted KWL (Know, What to Know and Learned) Chart to the forefront. It seems a no brainer…one of those things… “I should have thought about it”… So what is this upgrade all about?

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A crowdsourced update to "KWL" to bring things up to speed for 21C learning skills to develop the interdependent learner. #futurelearning

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7 Web-based Tools for Creating Short Video Stories

7 Web-based Tools for Creating Short Video Stories | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

Here are some nice web-based tools for quickly creating short videos.

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The Best iPad Apps in Art Education | Listly List

What iPad Apps are most useful for student learning and engagement? We have listed our top apps that promote CREATIVITY and ORIGINALITY. Please help rank the most useful, leave a comment, and add to this list of the BEST apps for art education!
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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is updated to reflect trends and changes–of the best resources for teaching with the iPad.


This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below.

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Tools for 21st Century Learning Design - Web Tool Edition

This deck shares web tools matched to 21st Century Learning dimensions. The aim of this is to provide some tools for those who do not always work in the app wo…
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Weebly releases website-creation app for iPad

Weebly releases website-creation app for iPad | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
To think they used to say that one couldn’t do real work or create content on the iPad… Enter Weebly for iPad, a native application by the popular web-hosting service which allows users to create websites in minutes by dragging and dropping various elements in its web interface.

Although it’s been available on iOS since May 2012, Weebly was iPhone-only until todays update which has brought out native iPad interface with full editing capabilities, unlike the iPhone and iPod touch version.

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The iPad edition of Weebly supports full editing capability

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John McDermott Neill's curator insight, October 12, 11:18 PM

For those teachers thinking of setting up a website this might be the app your looking for!

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Innovative activities to engage students - YouTube

http://eduwebinar.com.au This webinar outlines 18 innovative activities that teachers can use to embed the technology into classroom learning.
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6 Considerations When Launching a Class Twitter Account

6 Considerations When Launching a Class Twitter Account | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Many teachers are making the foray into using social media with their students. I am at the point of ‘dipping’ my toe in.
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How you set up and use Twitter in the classroom can vary for each year level. The basic starting point is a class Twitter account set up by the teacher. 

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23 Tools and Resources to Create Images for Social Media

23 Tools and Resources to Create Images for Social Media | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Through experimentation and iteration, we’ve found that including images when sharing to social media increases engagement across the board—more clicks, reshares, replies, and favorites. In one e…
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5 Important Web Tools Students Can Use to Create Educational Games

5 Important Web Tools Students Can Use to Create Educational Games | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
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Game players and creators

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Google Apps for Education Team: 32 Ways to Use Google Apps in the Classroom

Google Apps for Education Team: 32 Ways to Use Google Apps in the Classroom | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Here is some great stuff from Julia Stiglitz and the Google Apps for Education Team.  
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