Apps are dedicated software tools that help students in their inquiry learning tasks and help students to create hypotheses, design experiments, make predictions, formulate interpretations of the data, etc. Other learning apps present students, for example, with a quiz or allow students to view online teacher feedback. The apps can be combined with an Online Lab to create an Inquiry Learning Space (ILS). Learning Analytics apps give teachers an overview of students’ progress in the ILS.
The table tool lets learners fill text or numbers in a table. You as the teacher, define the rows and columns of the table.
With the quiz tool teachers can create quizzes containing multiple-choice, open answer and two-way (yes/no) questions. The questions, possible answers and feedback to the student can be edited interactively in the configuration.
This app offers a text area that can be edited by all users of a certain inquiry learning space or a profile owner. History of changes is saved and can be displayed.
A simple calculator which supports addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square root and exponentiation.
Chempy is a tool specifically designed to enter and check chemical formula using the standard notation of using subscripts for coefficients and superscripts for charges. Teachers configure Chempy by giving the formula (e.g., Na+ + Cl- -> NaCl) that students have to enter.
The Geogebra app enables teachers to embed Geogebra materials to their Inquiry Learning Spaces. Links for Geogebra materials can be retrieved from https://www.geogebra.org/
The teacher feedback app enables teachers to provide feedback to their students. This can be achieved by opening the link of the standalone user (available in the members section at the authoring view), proceed to the phase where this app has been located, and enter the comments in box
The Concept Cloud gives an overview over all concepts used in the Wiki Tool, the Concept Mapper, and the Hypothesis Tool. By clicking on a concept, students get further reflection questions on the concept. Also, teachers can filter for single students, apps, or phases.
This app allows the use of Matlab in an Inquiry Learning Space.
The Timeline app displays the time students have spent in a certain phase and the exact time a certain app has been used. Students can extend or reduce the time span and filter for apps.