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 What are principles of good web design? | How can a website support teacher-facilitated learning? | How can a website support student-centered learning?
 How can a website support inquiry-based learning? | Where can I find examples of teacher-created websites? | How can I create a storyboard for my website?
 Where can I find online resources to help build my webpage? | Where can I find tutorials for using web editors?



How can a website support inquiry-based learning?

Inquiry-based learning has many characteristics.  For the purposes of designing a classroom website, focus on the following characteristics:

  • Student-generated question guide the process of inquiry.

  • Student learning goes beyond memorization of facts and moves toward understanding how to make sense of information.

  • Students learn how to learn as they develop information-processing and problem-solving skills.

  • Students construct knowledge through the processes of questioning and researching.

  • Learning processes and products reflect student interests and goals.

  • Students make use of resources that extend beyond the walls of classroom and the school.

Explore the following classroom websites in search of features that support characteristics of inquiry-based learning.  Record your findings on a research organizer (PDF or RTF) to assist you in planning a high-quality website.