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Web Based Learning Tools in Support of the Phases of Inquiry

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Finding the Right Tool. WebTools4U2Use will introduce you to a lot of different, powerful, useful tools.But... how do you choose the right one? By Task This mindmap by Toy Waterman provides a basic list of webtools from which to choose those most appropriate to different kinds of classroom activities. Click on the + near each type of activity to see some of the best tools for that task.

(Click and drag the image in the box to reveal more.) Check out Project Bamboo's Digital Research Tools(Bamboo DiRT), Created and maintained by a partnership of several U. S. universities and funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation, Bamboo DiRT is a tool, service, and collection registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. By Product By Cognitive Level By Learning Style Brian Gray created this ThingLink image that links to lists of recommended tools for each learning style.

Another way to look at these tools: 100 Helpful Web Tools for Every Type of Learner recaps some of the tools listed in this wiki and more. By NETS*S. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. Web tools to support inquiry based learning | Eduwebinar. Tools Archives.

Meaningful Technology Tools - PearlTrees. Author: Joseph CountrymanResource LocationPearltreesBrief Description Pearltrees is a free online tool that lets users organize content that is of interest to them. Users create collections that can contain web pages, photos, files and notes. These collections can then be shared via the internet to desktop computers and mobile devices.

Pearltree users can also team-up and collaborate with one another to work on collections together.How to Use the ToolOverview of Pearltrees (9:02)PDF Examples of UseEffective Education Use of PearltreesVideo Examples of UseSharing Lesson Material using Pearltrees (5:04)Collaboration for Student Group Work using Pearltrees (6:31)Create Individual Customized Learning Plans using Pearltrees (3:45) Meaningful Technology Tools - Popplet. Skip to main content Get your brand new Wikispaces Classroom now and do "back to school" in style. guest Join | Help | Sign In Meaningful Technology Tools Home guest| Join | Help | Sign In Turn off "Getting Started" Loading... Social Learning - An explanation using Twitter. How to Choose the Right Course-Authoring Tool. 35inShare So, you have the content ready with learning objectives. You have also planned out the assessment items and completed the storyboard. The best part is, you are enjoying this instructional design process.

It has your creative juices on a free flow! You have come up with a storyline to embed in your new course. A fictional character that has problems and needs the learners’ help through active decision making process. With the market rife with these tools, selection can be a daunting process. Determine your objective ELearning courses are designed according to the course objectives. Think of scenarios that replicate the work context of your learner. Establish your course delivery resources Are your learners remotely distributed and this course is completely offline? What is the level of interactivity of your course? Not all e-courses are created equal. Many eLearning authoring tools have templates with libraries of digital learning objects that are quite simple to add. Conclusion. 3 Technologies That You May Be Using Improperly | Rob Furman. I love technology, and I love what it can do for education. I love the fact that our kids can debate the American Revolution with students in England.

I love that our kids can create the next movie with students across the country. I love that our kids can challenge other student-created robots with children in China. All of these examples are real experiences already in progress with students using technology. They are real experiences that push our students to enhance their creativity, their problem solving skills, their collaboration and their digital literacy.

This is what technology needs to be doing for our students. I want to repeat that: Technology should be used to give students an experience or insight that they would otherwise not be able to accomplish without the use of technology. Interactive White Boards can also be the world's most expensive chalk board or overhead projector. The 1:1 Device Obviously, the 1:1 initiative is an inevitable necessity. JOTS v32n2 - The Pedagogy of Technology Integration. Abstract The problem of integrating technology into teaching and learning process has become a perennial one.

Common excuses for the limited use of technology to support instruction include shortage of computers, lack of computer skill and computer intimidation. While these could affect the success of technology integration, it should be acknowledged that the degree of success teachers have in using technology for instruction could depend in part on their ability to explore the relationship between pedagogy and technology. The article shows that technology integration is narrowly perceived and that such a perception might hinder teachers’ understanding of the scope of technology in education.

Technology integration should be considered along with issues involved in teaching and learning. Such issues include developing learning objectives, selecting methods of instruction, feedback, and evaluation and assessment strategies including follow-up activities. Ahmed%20ASan%20Vol2%20Issue2.pdf. 1111.pdf. Er_2.pdf. Kay & Knaack (2007) Appendix B - Learning Object Evaluation Metric. Kay_2011_CHB_WBLT_Evaluation_Scale.pdf. Kay_2013_JILR_WBLT_InstructionConstructivism.pdf.

2015 – Finalists. EdTech Digest Awards Program 2015 | Continuing a Transformation With this year’s program we are shining a spotlight on the best and brightest tools, leaders, and trendsetters pushing forward today’s education revolution. The finalists and winners below are part of a greater story of 21st-century education transformation. In keeping with the mission of EdTech Digest, we are proud to share these cool tools, bold leaders and innovative trendsetters that we hope will inspire learners and leaders everywhere.

The people behind these methods, ideas, apps, platforms, products, services, and environments for learning — are getting workable technology solutions for education widely known about and well thought of. They are reshaping the education culture, and they are creating a new and better future for students everywhere. We are very excited to recognize them and we salute them for their achievements. =COOL TOOL AWARDS (Finalists listed below – winners marked with *) Sensei from Edmentum E. J. The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning. Welcome to the official guide to technology and learning by Edudemic!

This part of Edudemic is meant to offer you, the teacher, some of the best and most popular resources available today. We’ve combed through hundreds of resources in order to narrow down our guides into something easy to read, easy to use, and easy to share. Below are links to the guides we have made so far. They’re always a work in progress so be sure to let us know if we missed something or if you have more resources you want us to call out in the guides. We’re always looking for the best and most useful resources so don’t be shy, share!

Just click on the title or image of each guide to view that particular resource. The Teacher’s Guide To Twitter Twitter has proven itself to be an indispensable tool for educators around the globe. The Teacher’s Guide To Flipped Classrooms We talk a lot about flipped classrooms on Edudemic. The Teacher’s Guide To Copyright And Fair Use The Teacher’s Guide To Google Glass. The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Education. 2014 Internet Trends. What Does 'Mobile First' Mean To You? What does it mean to be "mobile-first"? We asked you, our readers: As consumers, how do you expect your favorite brands to present themselves on mobile? And as mobile designers, business owners, or marketers—is a mobile app necessary, or is it enough to design your website for mobile browsers? What resulted was an excellent conversation, with insights from the consumer, designer, and commercial perspectives.

The interesting, though less than comprehensive, definition that we came up with was that ‘mobile first’ goes beyond the native app versus mobile web debate. It means that the decision go with one, the other, or both must be made based on your consumers’ specific needs. And it means asking "What new things can we do with mobile? Understand Your Consumers' Needs Mobile-first thinking for a brand, product, or content provider means that your mobile strategy is determined by knowing which form better serves your users' needs.

Enhance Your Users' Experience.