We would like to build a common toolbox of assessment tools and practices. We have a wealth of knowledge in our staff is incredible. Please comment below to add to this toolbox.
We have compiled a list of some great technologies that could be useful in education.
If you have a tool to share, please comment on the post with a link as well as a brief description of tool. If you can, also note if an account is needed, if a tool must be downloaded, and if the site requires teacher override, as that would be helpful.
These categories come from the great article Introduction to Inquiry Based Learning by Neil Stephenson (@neilstephenson).
Locate Current Information
Tinker with Ideas
Organize and Synthesize Concepts
Collaborate and Share with Others
Programming and Computational Thinking
Participate in Learning Communities
As well, here are the technologies we have available on school computers.
Here you will find a list of available technology at SWS.
Technology not only allows learners (including teachers) access to information but also to networks of people.
One of the lesser utilized yet incredibly rich applications of technology is programming. Programming requires that students visualize complex ideas, understand and solve problems, consider elements of design and develop logical thinking skills.
Technology allows students to produce work, receive feedback, and communicate with online collaborators ranging from students in their class or school to experts and others around the world, including sharing the progress and process of the study with parents.
One of the most transformative attributes of digital technology is how it allows students to represent their understanding in a number of different ways.
Students in an inquiry-based study will often be tasked with making sense of complex and interconnected ideas.
With technology, students can test ideas, hypotheses, and solutions.
Technology allows both teachers and students immediate access to current information, statistics, and data on a given topic. As finding information is one of the most regular activities students use digital technologies for, developing critical information literacy skills is the utmost importance.