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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?

Finding the Right Tool

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.) Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. This is the introduction to Bloom's Digital Taxonomy.

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

The different taxonomical levels can be viewed individually via the navigation bar or below this introduction as embedded pages. This is an update to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy which attempts to account for the new behaviours and actions emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy describes many traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions, but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies, infowhelm (the exponential growth in information), increasing ubiquitous personal technologies or cloud computing.Bloom's Digital Taxonomy isn't about the tools or technologies rather it is about using these to facilitate learning. Outcomes on rubrics are measured by competence of use and most importantly the quality of the process or product. For example. Key Resources This infographic links Blooms Digital Taxonomy to the communication spectrum.

Results of the 8th Annual Survey of Learning Tools. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014. Web tools to support inquiry based learning. 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.

Meaningful Technology Tools - PearlTrees

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. Meaningful Technology Tools - Popplet. Skip to main content.

Meaningful Technology Tools - Popplet

Social Learning - An explanation using Twitter. How to Choose the Right Course-Authoring Tool. 35inShare So, you have the content ready with learning objectives.

How to Choose the Right Course-Authoring Tool

You have also planned out the assessment items and completed the storyboard. The best part is, you are enjoying this instructional design process. 3 Technologies That You May Be Using Improperly  I love technology, and I love what it can do for education.

3 Technologies That You May Be Using Improperly 

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. JOTS v32n2 - The Pedagogy of Technology Integration. Abstract The problem of integrating technology into teaching and learning process has become a perennial one.

JOTS v32n2 - The Pedagogy of Technology Integration

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.

2015 – Finalists

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. =COOL TOOL AWARDS (Finalists listed below – winners marked with *) new product or service (released in 2013 or later) Access Points from Aruba Networks.

The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning. Welcome to the official guide to technology and learning by Edudemic!

The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning

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. 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"?

What Does 'Mobile First' Mean To You?

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. 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. Pam Negoro said it best: "Consumers today move freely between devices (smartphone, tablet, laptop) and each device has a specific role based upon what the consumer is seeking.