How do we integrate digital technologies with the Inquiry Cycle? Australia has recently introduced a digital technologies curriculum and many teachers are asking the question, “How do I fit this in as well?”. Fortunately, Inquiry based learning takes an integrated approach so rather than scheduling time for digital technologies in the timetable, Inquiry teachers will be looking for ways in which all forms of digital technology can be used as tools to enhance the learning process through the Inquiry Cycle.
Cindy Rogers of Librarians on the Fly compiled a neat little collation of apps grouped according to the steps of Kath Murdoch’s Inquiry Cycle. While originally compiled for middle to upper primary students, next year I will work on creating one for those in junior primary.