Choose Tools for Inquiry

Inquiry-based research is a complex multi-phase process in which specific technologies may be beneficial.  The technology tools listed below are basic, yet tried-and-tested tools useful to the initial phases of the inquiry process.

TOP TIPS:

  • Compare technological and non-technological tools;  for example, recent research studies suggest that note-taking by hand has distinct advantages over taking notes with a laptop.
  • Choose the tool(s) that best accommodate your purpose, audience, skill/confidence level, and setting (availability & ease of use for presentation context) —  the P.A.S.S. test.

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Open/Explore/Immerse Phases of Inquiry

SD61 GAFE ACCOUNT -- ALL PHASES OF INQUIRY PROCESS

GATHER PHASE: creation of citations Database for the working reference list and final copy reference list. Also available as an iPad app.

OPEN/EXPLORE:
Database search limiters assist in identifying topics and subtopics. GATHER PHASE: Creation of a user name and password enables saving of resources & citations.

GATHER PHASE: Resource list provides access to ready-made citations for books.

GATHER PHASE:Google Chrome extension with built-in audio, highlighter, and annotation tools

GATHER PHASE: Online note-taking tool

Create/Share Phases of Inquiry