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Two Easy Ways to Gather Feedback on During Slide Presentations

Two Easy Ways to Gather Feedback on During Slide Presentations | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Earlier this week I received an email from someone who was looking for way that students could respond to prompts during a slide presentation without the teacher having to keep a separate window open all the time.
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Quick Rubric Provides an Easy Way to Craft Rubrics

Quick Rubric Provides an Easy Way to Craft Rubrics | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
From the same people that brought us Photos for Class and StoryBoard That comes another great tool called Quick Rubric. Quick Rubric is a free tool for writing, editing, and printing rubrics.
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10 Educational Web Tools That Support Inquiry-based Learning

10 Educational Web Tools That Support Inquiry-based Learning | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it

As a learning strategy, inquiry-based learning is all about learners constructing their own understanding and knowledge through asking questions. 

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Interactive Posters on Historical Thinking and Investigation

Interactive Posters on Historical Thinking and Investigation | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
TeachingHistory.org is an excellent source of lesson plans and other materials useful in teaching US History. Visitors to TeachingHistory.org will find resources appropriate for students in elementary school, middle school, and high school.
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Google Docs now lets you type without typing at all - Mashable

Google Docs now lets you type without typing at all - Mashable | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Google unveiled a series of new features for Docs, Sheets and Slides Wednesday, including voice typing and new collaboration tools for Docs.
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How to Use the Google Drive Templates Gallery

How to Use the Google Drive Templates Gallery | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
The Google Drive templates gallery is a good place to find designs for slides, documents, and spreadsheets. As someone who gets frustrated by manipulating spreadsheets, I find the Sheets templates to be particularly useful.
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A Quick Way to Find Creative Commons Licensed Images

A Quick Way to Find Creative Commons Licensed Images | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
When students need images to use slideshows, videos, or other multimedia projects I always recommend that they first try to use images that they have created themselves.
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The Teacher’s Guide to Using YouTube in the Classroom

The Teacher’s Guide to Using YouTube in the Classroom | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
YouTube is one of the most popular websites on the planet and a vast resource for educational content. The site is home to over 10 million videos tagged as educational, many of them submitted by your fellow teachers.
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Try Meeting Words for Collaboratively Taking Notes

Try Meeting Words for Collaboratively Taking Notes | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
MeetingWords is a free and registration-free service for creating an online notepad and chat room. Through MeetingWords you can quickly create an online place to collaboratively create documents with one or more partners.
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Six Tools for Creating Online Timelines - A Comparison Chart

Six Tools for Creating Online Timelines - A Comparison Chart | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Last winter I published a comparison of five tools for creating timelines. This week I updated that chart to include a timeline creation tool that I've come to love over the last seven months, HSTRY.
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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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How to Use ClassDojo's New Class Story Feature

How to Use ClassDojo's New Class Story Feature | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Earlier this month ClassDojo released a new feature called Class Story. Class Story allows you to post pictures, text, and links for parents and students to see within the ClassDojo apps and website.
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How to Use RefME to Create Bibliographies

How to Use RefME to Create Bibliographies | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
RefME is a nice service that students can use to create bibliographies. The service offers Android, iOS, and browser-based tools to help students save references, organize them into projects, and create bibliographies.
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Zoom - Record Video Conferences in HD

Zoom - Record Video Conferences in HD | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Zoom.us is a great service for hosting and recording video conferences in high definition. I was introduced to it by Rod Berger when he proposed using to record segments for the #askRichardByrne video series that we're producing.
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Design Magazine Covers With Canva's New Templates

Design Magazine Covers With Canva's New Templates | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
Canva is an excellent tool for design and creating image collages, flyers, slides, and infographics. I've featured it a handful of times since its initial launch. Most recently I published a video about how to create a collage in Canva.
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An Easy Way to Create Video Blog Entries

An Easy Way to Create Video Blog Entries | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
One of the things that I always mention in my workshops on classroom blogging is the idea that blog posts don't have to be limited to text. In fact, they don't need to have text at all if you are having students make video blog entries.
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Have You Tried Voice Typing In Google Docs? - It's Easy to Use

Have You Tried Voice Typing In Google Docs? - It's Easy to Use | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
A bunch of new features were added to Google Apps this week. The latest one that I have tried is voice typing in Google Docs.
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Email Etiquette Tips for Students and Teachers

Email Etiquette Tips for Students and Teachers | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
A lot of us have "love-hate" relationships with our email inboxes. On one hand email can be an efficient way to communicate. On the other hand we find ourselves overwhelmed by a stream of incoming messages.
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Best Web Tools for Project Based Learning - Katie Regan - YouTube

Session from the inaugural OSPedagogy conference "Transforming learning in the 21st century" on 6th June 2014.
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Formative - Quickly Gather Responses Sketched by Students

Formative - Quickly Gather Responses Sketched by Students | Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago I published a review of a new assessment tool called Formative. One of the best features of Formative is the option to have students sketch responses to questions.
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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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