Inquiry and ICT


Inquiring mind resources: http://www.inquiringmind.co.nz/resources.htm
A shift in information control: http://www.thoughtleadersblog.com/2011/08/shift-in-information-control.html
Webquests
The learning power of webquests: http://ozline.com/entry/writings/ascdwebquests/
Zunal-create and host your own webquest: http://zunal.com/index.php
WA site on Webquests: http://www.det.wa.edu.au/education/cmis/eval/curriculum/onlineactivities/webquests/#help
Tom March's Website Working the Web for Education: http://ozline.com/entry/

Search Engines for Children
Top five search engines for kids: http://www.pandia.com/sew/2272-top-5-search-engines-for-kids.html
Search engines for children: http://ivyjoy.com/rayne/kidssearch.html
Online dictionaries for children: http://ivyjoy.com/rayne/dictionary.html
Tek Mom Search for Kids: http://www.tekmom.com/search/
Qwicki A visual speaking wikipedia: http://www.qwiki.com/
Quintura: http://quinturakids.com/
37 interesting ways to use search engines in the classroom: https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_343dhkvp4ds

WEB 2:0 Tools for Inquiry based learning
Student tools let them fly: http://heyjude.wordpress.com/student-tools-let-them-fly/
The top 100 tools for learning 2011: http://c4lpt.co.uk/top-tools/top-100-tools-for-learning-2011/
Cool tools for schools: http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com
Tag galaxy: http://taggalaxy.de/

Inquiry and Web 2:0 Integration Guide
The Phases of Inquiry
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Technology Tools/Resources
Connect
Connect to self, previous knowledge
Gain background knowledge to set context for new learning
Observe, experience
Conversing
Facilitated conversation Small group discussion and
dialogue
Research journals Learning logs
Charting the Inquiry/ Information
Searching Process Webbing
Pre-reading aids (visual
organizers, structures overviews, semantic maps)
Engagement and explora- tion activities
EduBlogs, Ning, Wikispaces, Skype
GoogleDocs, Zoho Suite
Mindmeister, Bubbl.us, Mind42, LooseStitch
,Google Earth, Teacher Tube, Flickr
Wonder
Develop questions
Make predictions, hypotheses
Class brainstorming Peer questioning Question stems Anticipation Guide
GoogleDocs templates, Mindmeister, Bubbl.us
Investigate
Find and evaluate information to answer questions, test hypotheses
Think about the information to illuminate new questions and hypotheses
Find information
Two column note taking ▷Notes/Reflection ▷Main Idea/Details,
Examples
Ideas from Text/ Connec- tions to Prior Knowledge
Guided Practice
Organize sources; Evaluate information
Google, Clusty, Ask, Kartoo, Exalead, Intute
Google Docs, Zoho Note- book, iOutliner, SpringNote
Wikispaces (pathfinders) Jing, Voicethread
Google Reader, Diigo, Deli- cious,
Netvibes, Pageflakes, 30 Boxes, TaDaList
Mindmeister, Bubbl.us
Construct
Construct new under- standings connected to previous knowledge
Draw conclusions about questions and hypotheses
Charting, Mindmapping
Composing
Questioning: teacher-to- student, student-to- teacher, student-to- student
Edublogs, Wikispaces, PBWorks, GoogleDocs, Zoho Suite
Polleverywhere, Google- Docs, Zoho Suite Edublogs, E-mail, Instant Messenger, Skype, Twitter
Express
Express new ideas to share learning with others
Apply understandings to a new context, new situation
Use of rubric with specific criteria
Select format based on needs of topic and audience
Teacher and peer conferencing
Google Docs, Zoho Suite
Voicethread, Glogster, Podcast, Animoto, Flickr, TeacherTube
Skype, Blogs, Nings
Reflect
Reflect on own process of learning and on new understandings gained from inquiry
Ask new questions
Feedback from teacher and peers
Reflection Log: I Used to Think/Now I Know
EduBlogs, Wikispaces, E-mail, Ning
GoogleDocs, Voicethread, Podcast
Pam Berger and Barbara Stripling 2009

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