Using Web 2.0 Tools for Student Inquiry

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Presented January 25 at OTF Connects.

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  • How can we use technology in supporting inquiry based learning?
  • http://manipulating-media.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/4535722270_f301be298a_o.jpg
  • Inquiry requires more than simply answering questions or getting a right answer. It espouses investigation, exploration, search, quest, research, pursuit and study. It is enhanced by involvement with a community of learners, each learning from the other in social interaction. Kuklthau, Maniotes & Caspari, 2007, p. 2
  • Models of Inquiry. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nechbi/53014709/
  • Learning for All Ontario Library Association
  • BC Teacher-Librarian Association
  • SmarterScience.ca
  • Ontario Student Inquiry Process Ontario Ministry of Education
  • Model OLA BCTLA SS MoE Stage 1 Exploring Connect & Wonder Initiate & Plan Focus Stage 2 Investigating Investigate Perform & Record Explore Stage 3 Processing Construct Analyze & Interpret Analyze Stage 4 Creating Express Communicate Share Learning Stage 5 Reflect Reflection & Feedback throughout
  • 1. Focus http://www.flickr.com/photos/dolmansaxlil/5316262251
  • Plan/Question/Wonder http://www.flickr.com/photos/aforgrave/5504193526/
    • Google Trends www.google.ca/trends - plot search trends, draw inferences, develop questions
    • Gapminder www.gapminder.org used for visualizing demographic data
    • Simulations like:
    • PHET http://phet.colorado.edu physics and general science simulations
    • ExploreLearning Gizmos http://www.explorelearning.com
    • Flickr Explore, Random Images
    • http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
    Tools of Wonder.
  • 2. Explore http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/4816443969
  • Gather/Connect/Collect/Record
    • More use of simulations (Gizmos etc.. )
    • Asteroid Impact Simulator - http://simulator.down2earth.eu/#
    • Web conferencing Skype, Adobe Connect etc..
    • Collaboration with Google Forms - docs.google.com
    • Combined with bit.ly for shortening URLs.
    • http://bit.ly/OTFwebtools
    • Delicious.com or Diigo.com for social bookmarking
    Tools for Exploration
  • 3. Analyze/Test/Describe/Sort/Compare/Conclude
    • Google Docs - spreadsheet, collaborative docs http://docs.google.com
    • Wordle.net - word clouds for analysis of text
    • Bubbl.us - https://bubbl.us/ -mind mapping
    • Popplet - http://popplet.com/ - visual thinking
    • Edmodo.com - collaborative space, private, school focused social network
    Analysis Tools
  • Ideas from you!
  • 4. Share Learning/Communicate/Discuss/Demonstrate http://www.flickr.com/photos/soomaa/6626864445/
    • Blogging - Wordpress.com , Blogger.com , Edublogs.com , Kidblog.org
    • Animations - Xtranormal.com
    • Videos - Youtube.com , Animoto.com
    • Comics - Bitstripsforschools.com
    • Presentations Google Presentation, Prezi.com
    • Most of these allow for demonstration of student thinking, and also allow for continued reflection, commenting, collaboration
    • This publication point can mark the START not the end of the learning process.
    Share the Learning
  • Thanks!
    • Please find me online to continue our conversations!
    • Colin Jagoe Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB
    • Email: [email_address]
    • Twitter: @colinjagoe
    • Web: http://www.jagoe.ca