I'm preparing for an institute and will be doing some professional development for science teachers in 1:1 classrooms. I've worked with science teachers around the use of Google Docs/Forms/Spreadsheets, Wikis, Simulations/Applets, Screencasting, Wordle, etc. in previous PD sessions.
What are some of your favorite Web 2.0 tools for use in a inquiry based science class (MS or HS)?
Gizmos is a GREAT online simulation site that has lots of great information, inquiry based. I can't remember what the enrollment fee is for the site but some of the materials online can be accessed for free or under the 30-day trial.
I would be interested to hear if there are others out there. I teach elementary school but I have the same question.
Looking forward to reading what other sources are found.
I use the following sites that have a welath of information in chemistry.
Thank you very much. I have been using orbitron too. It is am amazing site. Brings the inside of the atom in front of your eyes.
I've used WISE before and recommend it. They've recently launched a new version that I haven't had a chance to really explore yet. The content is some MS and some HS spread across various disciplines. WISE isn't a tool but an inquiry environment. If you want inquiry it is a must see. I've used sites such as Glogster and GoAnimate with some success in the classroom as well.
Wow! I just signed up for WISE and took a look at one of the projects. This is an excellent resource! Thank you Scott.
I teach chemistry for IB students. Are there any sites that can be used to teach simulations and molecular modelling in the classroom?