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Using Web 2.0 Tools for Student Inquiry

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Presented January 25 at OTF Connects.

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Using Web 2.0 Tools for Student Inquiry

  1. 1. How can we use technology in supporting inquiry based learning?
  2. 2. http://manipulating-media.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/4535722270_f301be298a_o.jpg
  3. 3. 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 ”
  4. 5. Models of Inquiry. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nechbi/53014709/
  5. 6. Learning for All – Ontario Library Association
  6. 7. BC Teacher-Librarian Association
  7. 8. SmarterScience.ca
  8. 10. Ontario – Student Inquiry Process Ontario Ministry of Education
  9. 11. 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
  10. 12. 1. Focus http://www.flickr.com/photos/dolmansaxlil/5316262251
  11. 13. Plan/Question/Wonder http://www.flickr.com/photos/aforgrave/5504193526/
  12. 14. <ul><li>Google Trends – www.google.ca/trends - plot search trends, draw inferences, develop questions </li></ul><ul><li>Gapminder – www.gapminder.org – used for visualizing demographic data </li></ul><ul><li>Simulations like: </li></ul><ul><li>PHET – http://phet.colorado.edu – physics and general science simulations </li></ul><ul><li>ExploreLearning Gizmos – http://www.explorelearning.com </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr – Explore, Random Images – </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/ </li></ul>Tools of Wonder….
  13. 15. 2. Explore http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/4816443969
  14. 16. Gather/Connect/Collect/Record
  15. 17. <ul><li>More use of simulations (Gizmos etc.. ) </li></ul><ul><li>Asteroid Impact Simulator -  http://simulator.down2earth.eu/# </li></ul><ul><li>Web conferencing – Skype, Adobe Connect etc.. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with Google Forms - docs.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Combined with bit.ly for shortening URLs. </li></ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/OTFwebtools </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious.com or Diigo.com for social bookmarking </li></ul>Tools for Exploration
  16. 18. 3. Analyze/Test/Describe/Sort/Compare/Conclude
  17. 19. <ul><li>Google Docs - spreadsheet, collaborative docs http://docs.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wordle.net - word clouds for analysis of text </li></ul><ul><li>Bubbl.us -  https://bubbl.us/ - mind mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Popplet -  http://popplet.com/  - visual thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Edmodo.com - collaborative space, private, school focused social network </li></ul>Analysis Tools
  18. 20. Ideas from you!
  19. 21. 4. Share Learning/Communicate/Discuss/Demonstrate http://www.flickr.com/photos/soomaa/6626864445/
  20. 22. <ul><li>Blogging - Wordpress.com , Blogger.com , Edublogs.com , Kidblog.org </li></ul><ul><li>Animations - Xtranormal.com </li></ul><ul><li>Videos - Youtube.com , Animoto.com </li></ul><ul><li>Comics - Bitstripsforschools.com </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations – Google Presentation, Prezi.com </li></ul><ul><li>Most of these allow for demonstration of student thinking, and also allow for continued reflection, commenting, collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>This publication point can mark the START not the end of the learning process. </li></ul>Share the Learning
  21. 23. Thanks! <ul><li>Please find me online to continue our conversations! </li></ul><ul><li>Colin Jagoe – Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @colinjagoe </li></ul><ul><li>Web: http://www.jagoe.ca </li></ul>

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