16 Great Educational Web Tools and Apps for Inquiry-based Learning February, 2016As a learning strategy, inquiry-based learning is all about learners constructing their own understanding and knowledge through asking questions. Unlike traditional learning methods that focus primarily on drills, memorization and rote learning, inquiry-based learning is essentially student-centered. It starts with posing questions and directly involves students in challenging hands-on activities that drive students to ask more questions and explore different learning paths. In today’s post, we have assembled a collection of some useful web tools and apps that support the ethos of inquiry-based learning. Using these tools will enable students to engage in a wide range of learning tasks that are all driven by a sense of inquiry and questioning.
Reviews BlockPosters.com Large-format printers are pricey to purchase and unwieldy to operate, but we love the look of huge posters in our classroom. One website makes massive posters possible … at no cost: BlockPosters.com Why we love it: This site allows you to create big, honkin’ posters from your own images by taking a jpg file you provide and cutting it into 8 ½ x 11-inch blocks. CARTELLONI STRADALI Copy this link to send this page to a friend: Do not link directly to the image! No Hot-Linking! Your link will not work! Feel free to copy this image and use it on your own web site, and please link back to here.
6 Handy Tools for Adding Text to Pictures June 25, 2015 In today’s selection we curated for you some useful apps and web tools to use to add text to pictures and create classroom posters. Students can use these tools for different educational purposes including visually explaining a given topic, creating greeting cards, designing inspirational quote posters and many more. 1- Picfont ‘With Picfont you can easily : . Add text to a picture : uploaded from your (Computer, Url, Ipad...). . The Data That Turned the World Upside Down Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory? Two reporters from Zurich-based Das Magazin (where an earlier version of this story appeared in December in German) went data-gathering. On November 9 at around 8.30 AM., Michal Kosinski woke up in the Hotel Sunnehus in Zurich. The 34-year-old researcher had come to give a lecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) about the dangers of Big Data and the digital revolution. Kosinski gives regular lectures on this topic all over the world.
My Favorite Things & Recommended Resources Save Pinterest My Favorite Things and Recommended Resources! I get a lot of questions about the resources I use, and recommendations for certain tasks. So I thought it would be helpful to create a recommended resource page for educators with all of my favorite things: my favorite web tools, gadgets, books and more. For your convenience, I’ve also copied this information into a blog post.
Here Is An Excellent Tool to Create Interactive Games and Presentations to Use in Class December 23, 2015TinyTap is an excellent tool that you can use to create interactive games, lessons, presentations and visual quizzes. With an intuitive user-interface and easy to use editor, students will definitely enjoy creating their personalized learning apps. As a teacher, you can use TinyTap to design engaging educational activities for your class.