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Web tools, Apps, resources and programs to support the delivery of inquiry based learning in schools.
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How to Duplicate and Edit Public Kahoot Quizzes

How to Duplicate and Edit Public Kahoot Quizzes | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Over the last couple of years Kahoot has become a popular service in schools all over the world. Kahoot makes it easy for teachers to create review games. The format of playing the games makes it fun for kids to review content and concepts.
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A Geography Quiz Created With YouTube Annotations

A Geography Quiz Created With YouTube Annotations | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
On Saturday I shared directions for creating annotations in YouTube videos along with an example of using that feature to create a choose-your-own-adventure series of videos.
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Another Place to Find Google Slides Templates

Another Place to Find Google Slides Templates | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
In my recent post about creating certificates in Google Slides I featured the Google Slides template gallery. The Slides and Drive template galleries are my go-to places for templates.
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How to Create a Word Cloud in Google Documents

How to Create a Word Cloud in Google Documents | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Word clouds can help students analyze documents written by others as well as documents of their own creation. The Google Documents Add-on called Tag Cloud Generator makes it easy for students to generate a word cloud within any of their documents.
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Barbara Goebel's curator insight, October 31, 2015 12:22 PM

I've got feedback for Google forums about this product (colors are too light, no feature to embed the word cloud into the document (I used a Jing-created image.)), but this is a kind of fine revision tool for students. 

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Create a Beautiful Photography Website in Minutes - Digital Inspiration

Create a Beautiful Photography Website in Minutes - Digital Inspiration | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
A new web app makes it extremely easy for you to create a beautiful portfolio website in minutes using your photographs that are uploaded on Flickr, Instagram and Facebook.
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Create a Thematic Picture Story On Thematic

Create a Thematic Picture Story On Thematic | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Thematic is a simple service designed for creating and sharing picture stories. Thematic allows you to display up to twenty pictures organized around a theme of your choosing. You can add a line or two of text to each image in your story.
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Three Examples of Using Instagram in K-12 Settings

Three Examples of Using Instagram in K-12 Settings | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
In the past I've written about using Instagram as part of an effort to promote a school event. That post focused mostly on encouraging others to use a hashtag for your event. There are other good ways to use Instagram in K-12 settings.
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PicLits, a Web 2.0 teaching tool inspiring communication and creativity.

PicLits, a Web 2.0 teaching tool inspiring communication and creativity. | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
PicLits is a Web 2.0 creative writing tool that pairs beautiful pictures with word banks to encourage communication and creativity.
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How to Boost Your Kids' Critical Thinking Skills? + Apps & Tools to Help

How to Boost Your Kids' Critical Thinking Skills? + Apps & Tools to Help | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Here are some great resources, tools and apps that can help you improve your kids' critical thinking. Try it!
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How to Enable Page Level Permissions in Google Sites

How to Enable Page Level Permissions in Google Sites | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Page-level permissions in Google Sites allows the creator of a site to share and grant collaborators editing access to specific pages within a site rather than giving collaborators access to edit the entire site.
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Biteable Free Video Maker Software

Biteable Free Video Maker Software | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

You can make your videos for free. If you are wanting a HD, no watermark version, then it is 99USD. 


Via Baiba Svenca, Joyce Valenza, GwynethJones
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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 10, 2015 1:24 PM

Confession: I'm really BAD at iMovie! I used to be OK, but then it changed. My kiddos are AWESOME! So they do it for me! [hangs head in shame] My DAD is Awesome at it, too! I just don't have the patience! It takes SOooooo long!


1 min of iMovie = 1 hour of Editing -- or MORE!

Is this the answer?

jp Marcheix's curator insight, November 2, 2015 6:26 AM

Un nouvel outil pour du videotelling...

véronique valentino's curator insight, November 11, 2015 6:03 AM

Un autre outil (URL vérifiée sur VirrusTotal), pour créer des vidéos gratuitement.

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A Comparison of Backchannel & Informal Assessment Tools - Updated Again

A Comparison of Backchannel & Informal Assessment Tools - Updated Again | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

The most recently updated chart is my chart comparing backchannel and informal assessment tools. The chart is embedded below.

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Try Doodle for Choosing Mutually Convenient Meeting Times

Try Doodle for Choosing Mutually Convenient Meeting Times | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Throughout the school year we'll schedule what seems like countless meetings with various people including colleagues, students, parents, and outside consultants.
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Give Written Feedback on Students' Answers in GoFormative Assessments

Give Written Feedback on Students' Answers in GoFormative Assessments | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Formative, found at GoFormative.com, is a free service for assigning questions to students and having them answer on their laptops or tablets in real-time.
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10 Resources for Teaching With Primary Sources

10 Resources for Teaching With Primary Sources | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
I'm looking forward to next week's LOC virtual conference on teaching with primary sources. Thinking about the conference prompted me to put together the following collection of resources related to teaching history with primary sources.
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Barbara Goebel's curator insight, October 31, 2015 11:09 AM

Collaborative teaching teams, think about building cross-curricular lessons, with primary source foundations!

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SeeSaw Now Lets Students Draw and Talk on Items in Their Digital Portfolios

SeeSaw Now Lets Students Draw and Talk on Items in Their Digital Portfolios | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
SeeSaw is a great digital portfolio tool for students and teachers. It works on all devices including iPads and Android tablets. The service has always allowed students to draw and annotate items in their digital portfolios.
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5 Web-based Audio Recording and Editing Tools Compared - Chart

5 Web-based Audio Recording and Editing Tools Compared - Chart | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

This chart compares five favorite web-based audio recording and editing tools.

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Free Images - Pixabay

Free Images - Pixabay | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Over 480,000 high quality photos, illustrations, and vector graphics. Free for commercial use. No attribution required.
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Try Dotstorming for Brainstorming and Voting on Ideas

Try Dotstorming for Brainstorming and Voting on Ideas | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Dotstorming is a neat tool that combines a bit of Padlet with a polling tool.
On Dotstorming you can create a space for people to post digital sticky notes. Those notes can contain text and or images.
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9 web tools to make quote photos

9 web tools to make quote photos | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
A review of the 9 best web-based tools to make quote photos. These tools create fast, easy and great-looking images from quotes or other text.
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Alternatives to YouTube

Alternatives to YouTube | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

YouTube hosts an extensive range and it's always nice to know that there are other sites that can also assist in providing suitable content for students. This list should be useful. 

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How to Share Videos Through Google Drive

How to Share Videos Through Google Drive | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

Google Drive is an incredibly useful tool for storing and sharing files even if they have been created outside of the Google Apps suite. 

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Write Music in Google Documents

Write Music in Google Documents | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
VexTab Music Notation is a Google Documents Add-on that lets you write music notation in Google Documents. With the Add-on installed you can write standard music notation, drum notation, and guitar tablature in a Google Document.
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