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.
In the report tool the learners can create the final report of their work. The learners can include the content of other tools, such as concept maps, hypotheses, questions, observations and data graphs.
This reflection tool gives feedback to students about their use of an Inquiry learning Space (ILS). The tool shows how students have navigated through the inquiry phases over time.
Add a social discussion in your class! SpeakUp allows you to create a chat room, which can be anonymous. Once inside, users can interact in it by writing and rating messages. It is also possible to create multiple-choice questions to poll the audience.
The “Concept Map Dashboard” supports the reviewing of student concept maps, giving insights in group knowledge and its development over time.
This app allows the teacher to see at a glance the list of files created by the students when they did it. Its aim is to have a real-time overview of the submitted files of each student in the ILS.
The GoModel modelling app allows you to create models and simulations. It can be used in various scientific domains to investigate complex phenomena. GoModel is based on the System Dynamics modelling language with stocks, flows, and feedback loops.
With Quest, teachers can create questionnaires and surveys. You can use Likert scales, multiple choice questions, or open answers as question types. Smileys and images can be included in questions, and the teacher can get an overview of all submitted responses.
The “Group Formation App” calculates an optimal and heterogeneous grouping of students who used the ILS based on diversity in their knowledge.
This tool allows students to state themselves their overall progresses across phases in a given inquiry learning activity (between 0 and 100%). The self-assessment indicator can be adjusted at anytime using the cursor.