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Web tools, Apps, resources and programs to support the delivery of inquiry based learning in schools.
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A Very Good Google Apps Guide for Teachers

A Very Good Google Apps Guide for Teachers | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

The guide covers almost all of the important products of Google Apps Suite such as Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, Drive, Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentation, and Google Plus.  You will get to learn about the basic features of each of these apps and have an idea of what you can do with them. Reviews are also backed by video tutorials and several other training materials.

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10 Of The Best Android Note Taking Apps for Teachers and Students

10 Of The Best Android Note Taking Apps for Teachers and Students | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

Some of the things you can do with the apps below include: capture a quick note, create reminders for your notes, record voice notes, arrange your notes into folders, add sticky notes, share your notes with others and across different devices, and many more.

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Easy Sketch Pro School Edition

Easy Sketch Pro School Edition | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Create whiteboard animations for your classroom http://t.co/K6CZf6fn4E
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Turn Your Mind Maps Into Presentations With LucidChart's New Presentation Mode

Turn Your Mind Maps Into Presentations With LucidChart's New Presentation Mode | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Lucidchart is a good tool for creating flowcharts, mind maps, and graphic organizers. I've been recommending it for a couple of years because it can be added to Google Apps for Education accounts at no cost.
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Virtual Field Trips Can Spice Up Learning

Virtual Field Trips Can Spice Up Learning | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Virtual field trips can excite students without leaving the classroom. Barbara Blackburn shares a sample lesson and some places to hunt up interactive tours.
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Animation improvements in Google Slides

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Animation improvements in Google Slides on Google Apps for Education & Chromebooks curated by Gareth Morgan
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Free Images: Free Stock Photo Websites to Find High Resolution Images

Free Images: Free Stock Photo Websites to Find High Resolution Images | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

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Where can I find free images online?” is often the widely asked question by new bloggers (or seasoned bloggers). If you are one among them, this post is exclusively for you where I’m going to share few free stock photo websites to find HIGH quality images.

 

And the best part is, you don’t have to give any attribution or credit to the images you use. You can pretty much do anything you want with the images using these free stock photo websites.So are you interested in finding free images? Let’s get started....


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Sally Tilley's curator insight, April 27, 2015 5:58 PM
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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, April 28, 2015 12:47 PM

Here are some great sites to find FREE Photos ~ Check them out!

Tina Jameson's curator insight, April 30, 2015 7:22 PM

I'm not going to encourage anyone not to give attribution or credit for the images - however always useful to have good sources of free to use images.  Important that students learn that the pictures they find and want to include in presentations have to be sourced and cited appropriately.

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16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation

16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we are featuring websites and apps for making videos and animations. Teachers know that video making is a tried and true way to get kids engaged in building, demonstrating, and sharing knowledge.

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Mitzi Vincent's curator insight, April 26, 2015 10:16 PM

Graphite review of video tools

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Quelwues idees d'apps sympa pour la classe

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5 Great Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration in Class

5 Great Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration in Class | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

When we talk about collaborative tools we are basically referring to web tools that allow teachers and students to do the following: communicate either synchronously or asynchronously, collaborate in creative ways, engage in interactive discussions, easily share  and access learning resources (i.e documents, PDFs, files, calendars) and many more.To this end, we have curated this list to share with you what we think are some of the best web-based tools to enhance teachers-students collaboration and ultimately, boost students learning.

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How to Create Map Review Activities on Thinglink

How to Create Map Review Activities on Thinglink | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Thinglink Classroom combined with Thinglink's remix function can provide you with a nice way to build image-based review activities. One example of this is taking an image of a map and inserting questions on top of it.
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Moovly | Create animated videos

Moovly | Create animated videos | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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Classmill - Create Online Courses

Classmill - Create Online Courses | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Classmill is a new service for creating self-paced online courses. David Kapuler wrote a short blurb about Classmill earlier this week and I finally got around to trying it out this morning.
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Tools for Creating Animations in Your Browser or On Your Tablet

Tools for Creating Animations in Your Browser or On Your Tablet | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Monday's post about Parapara Animation was quite popular and prompted questions from readers looking for similar tools that either work on tablets or offer more features than Parapara Animation.
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6 Creative Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom

6 Creative Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
The old adage that “you get what you pay for” seems increasingly outdated in the age of free technologies that provide real value.
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Five Options for Creating Videos on Chromebooks

Five Options for Creating Videos on Chromebooks | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
On Friday I posted Seven Steps for Creating Videos in Your Classroom. Since then I've had a handful of people ask for suggestions for tools for creating videos on Chromebooks. These are the tools that I frequently recommend.
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SoundCloud Is Making It Easier for Anyone to Publish a Podcast

SoundCloud Is Making It Easier for Anyone to Publish a Podcast | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
SoundCloud is one of the audio recording tools that I have been recommending for years. I've always liked the ease with which you can record, save, and share audio through the service.
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33 Graphic Design Tools To Publish Visual Content

33 Graphic Design Tools To Publish Visual Content | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

Digital publishing is, in part, about the writing process–choosing an audience and purpose, drafting content, revising and editing that content, and then sharing it with the world.

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iPhotography in the Classroom: Some Snappy Tips for Putting It Into Practice

iPhotography in the Classroom: Some Snappy Tips for Putting It Into Practice | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
The marriage of images and words seems like a predestined love affair. Afterall, the secret wish of both writing and photography is to stop time and gain an audience.
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Vizlingo - Short Videos to Illustrate Words

Vizlingo - Short Videos to Illustrate Words | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Vizlingo is an interesting little service for creating and sending short video messages. Here's what it does; you type in a short phrase like "hello world" and Vizlingo will play a short video clip for each word in the phrase.
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Teacher’s Guide to Polling in the Classrooms

Teacher’s Guide to Polling in the Classrooms | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
After you’ve introduced your class to the concept of derivatives, how can you be sure your students understood the topic? How can you increase student-to-student interaction?
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36 Free Tools for Creating Unique Images | Sprout Social

36 Free Tools for Creating Unique Images | Sprout Social | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
These free image tools allow you to create unique content for your social media posts, websites and blogs. Infographics to logos, we've got you covered.
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Crop your images into different shapes

Crop your images into different shapes | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
A colleague asked me today about cropping a square image into a circle using Google Drawing. This process is called "masking," and it can be done quickly and easily not only in Drawing, but also in...
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A Handful of Ways to Display YouTube Videos Without "Related" Content

A Handful of Ways to Display YouTube Videos Without "Related" Content | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Advertisements and "related" videos in the right hand side of a YouTube page can contain some content that you don't want to accidentally project when showing a video to students.
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25 Ways to Get the Most Out of Twitter

25 Ways to Get the Most Out of Twitter | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Imagine being able to connect with one hundred million people anytime you want.
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How to Create Bookshelves in Google Books

How to Create Bookshelves in Google Books | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
This afternoon I received an email from a reader who had seen my video about conducting research in Google Books and now wanted to build Google Books bookshelves of his own.
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