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Web tools to support inquiry based learning

Web tools to support inquiry based learning
Suitable for teachers and students. [You will need to explore for yourself to work out which ones are best for your classroom environment.] If you have an absolute, favourite web tool that you use to support inquiry-based learning, I’d love to hear from you. Click here to share your web tool and I will add it to the list below. The inquiry phases referred to below come from:Information skills in the school New South Wales Department of Education and CommunitiesGuided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School by Carol C Kuhlthau, Leslie K Maniotes and Anne K Caspari. View the webinar on my review of the Guided Inquiry framework.

http://eduwebinar.com.au/web-tools-to-support-inquiry-based-learning

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