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Web tools, Apps, resources and programs to support the delivery of inquiry based learning in schools.
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Teacher’s Guide to Digital Citizenship

Teacher’s Guide to Digital Citizenship | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
The horror stories of young people not grasping the reach and influence of the content they put online are familiar to all of us.
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The 32 Most Innovative Online Educational Tools to Use in 2015

The 32 Most Innovative Online Educational Tools to Use in 2015 | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Online tools are making a huge impact on our learning. Noodle predicts which apps and technology will be most influential in the education sphere in 2015.
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How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer

How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
If you’re anything like me, you learned how to use programs like Photoshop and Gimp out of necessity to do minor changes to photos.

Via Jeff Domansky, Gust MEES, Dan Kirsch
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Well Connected Mom's curator insight, April 10, 2015 4:11 PM

Infographics makes statistics visually interesting and more palatable.

judyhaar's curator insight, April 20, 2015 1:19 PM

Info graphics are the norm. Get onboard!

Daniel de Lisle's curator insight, April 23, 2015 5:05 PM

New to infographics and want to get a handle on how to make complex data speak to your clients then read on.

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Every Teacher’s Must Have Guide to Facebook

Every Teacher’s Must Have Guide to Facebook | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Want to connect with your students in and out of the classroom? Consider bringing Facebook into your class as a collaborative tool.
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How to Use Twitter for Teaching and Learning

How to Use Twitter for Teaching and Learning | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Are you an educator who is thinking about taking the plunge into using Twitter in your classroom? Many of us think of Twitter as a place to share pictures of our latest meal or as the place where industry gurus post their greatest observations.
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Use Zaption to Enhance Video Content

Use Zaption to Enhance Video Content | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
This is a guest post from Jennifer Carey (@TeacherJenCarey) of EdTechTeacher - an advertiser on this site.
Video has become a more ubiquitous element in education today: YouTube Videos, Kahn Academy, Flipped Content, iTunes U, and more.
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8 Tools that Make Citations a Breeze

8 Tools that Make Citations a Breeze | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
“Be sure to cite your sources.” “Give credit where credit is due.” “Don’t plagiarize.” It’s possible all teachers have said these things to students. But what do those directives mean to students who, in all reality, haven’t had to do much citing?
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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: This is a revised version of an article written by Katie Lepi that originally appeared on June 7th, 2014. We believe this information is still highly relevant, but we wanted to update it with the latest thinking.
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How to Integrate Live Tweets Into Your Presentation

How to Integrate Live Tweets Into Your Presentation | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Outside of the classroom, Twitter is huge, with 284 million users logging in each month from around the globe. Each one of those users follows and tweets 140-character messages on a regular basis.
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A Handful of Ways to Publish Audio Recordings

A Handful of Ways to Publish Audio Recordings | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Over the last month, basically since I published this post, I have received a bunch of emails from teachers asking about ways to publish their audio recordings/ podcasts. Here are the methods and platforms that I've been recommending.
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About EasyBib, RefME, and Other Bibliography Generators

About EasyBib, RefME, and Other Bibliography Generators | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
This afternoon I received a lengthy email (a three page attachment came with it) from someone who really did not like that I have promoted EasyBib, RefME, and other bibliography creation tools over the years.
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Why TV is Still Essential Classroom Technology

Why TV is Still Essential Classroom Technology | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: This is a significantly rewritten post we first ran several years ago, updated to reflect changes in technology and pedagogy.
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Comparison Chart - 5 iPad and Android Apps for Audio Recording

Comparison Chart - 5 iPad and Android Apps for Audio Recording | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
It has been a while since I published my last chart comparing popular ed tech tools. (Ten of those charts can be found here).
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30 Innovative Ways to Use Twitter In the Classroom

30 Innovative Ways to Use Twitter In the Classroom | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Do you use Twitter in your classroom as part of your lesson plans? If not, don’t worry—you’re not alone.
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8 Best PowerPoint Presentations: How To Create Engaging Presentations

8 Best PowerPoint Presentations: How To Create Engaging Presentations | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

The rise of slides as an extremely effective internet communication medium has not gone unrecognized by groups such as Microsoft and PowerPoint and hosting company SlideShare, who award honors each year to standouts. Listed below are a few favorite slideshows, as well as a tips on how to create your own.

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Flip Your Phone for Better Videos and Pictures

Flip Your Phone for Better Videos and Pictures | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Last weekend I saw Billy Joel perform in Madison Square Garden. Throughout his show I saw hundreds of people holding their phones to take pictures as you see in my picture to the left.
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How to Create a Multimedia Timeline on HSTRY

How to Create a Multimedia Timeline on HSTRY | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Last fall I review HSTRY when it was still in beta. Recently, it lost the beta album and opened to everyone that wants to use it to create multimedia timelines.
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How to Create a 3D Gallery of Images and Videos

How to Create a 3D Gallery of Images and Videos | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Russel Tarr at Classtools.net has come up with another neat tool for students. The Classtools 3D Gallery Generator enables students to create a virtual 3D gallery of images and videos. Each gallery can have up to ten images and or videos.
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Online Safety: A Teacher’s Guide to Dealing with Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Student Privacy

Online Safety: A Teacher’s Guide to Dealing with Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Student Privacy | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Social media and text messages have blurred the lines between students’ school lives and private lives.
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NicerTube | Instantly Remove Comments and Distractions around YouTube™ Videos!

NicerTube | Instantly Remove Comments and Distractions around YouTube™ Videos! | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Get rid of all the fluff, distractions and sometimes-dodgy content around YouTube videos by using NicerTube. Works like Magic!
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6 of The Best Web Tools for Organizing and Managing Citations, References and Bibliographies

6 of The Best Web Tools for Organizing and Managing Citations, References and Bibliographies | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

Managing, organizing and citing references can sometimes be a real challenge especially if you don't keep track of what and who you cite.


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Sam Rozema's curator insight, April 30, 2015 10:29 AM

This piece shows many good examples for citations

Jake Desmit's curator insight, April 30, 2015 12:56 PM

This article is saying that all you have to do is put a little time in bevause there are cites that help you cite.

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44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

The tools to publish student work are separated into 11 varied categories that run the spectrum of digital publishing, a list that’s nearly as useful as the graphic itself. You can find the list, graphic, and tools below.

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5 Quick Tools for Visualizing Time Zones

5 Quick Tools for Visualizing Time Zones | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Confused by time zones? You're not alone, if family from out East calling me at 6 AM is any indication. I shouldn't joke too much: I've made similar mistakes. It's easy to do, because time zones are abstract, which is why tools that help you visualize them are so helpful – they make things more…
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How to Add Annotations to YouTube Videos - Video

How to Add Annotations to YouTube Videos - Video | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Adding annotations to YouTube videos is a good way to add little bubbles of information to a video or to create a series of choose your own adventure videos. A great example of using annotations in student-produced videos can be found here.
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6 Ways Social Media Can Change Your Classroom

6 Ways Social Media Can Change Your Classroom | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Remember when schools had policies outlawing cell phones in the classroom? Teachers used to tell students, “Keep it in your locker, in your backpack, in your car, or at home, just don’t bring it in here.
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