Inquiry Implementation Models

Recommended implementation guidelines for most technology access scenarios at schools. Inquiry works with a wide variety of hardware including desktops, laptops, Chromebooks, and tablet devices via the Learning.com app. Project-specific Implementation Strategies are available in the Teacher Notes section of each project on the Learning.com platform.

Self-contained Classroom with Traditional or Mobile lab or Tablets

  • Teacher introduces project overview and goals, delivers core-area instruction, leads class discussion, and facilitates project
  • Students work together with partners or in small groups
  • Students use lab computers to complete the project tasks with help from teacher

Self-contained Classroom with Computer Station

  • Teacher introduces project overview and goals, delivers core-area instruction, leads class discussion, and facilitates project
  • Teacher creates a rotation schedule for computer station
  • While some students use the computers, other students work individually or in small groups on non-computer-based tasks

Recommendation: all students should complete one full task before moving to the next task. This ensures that students are progressing at the same pace.

Self-contained Classroom with Traditional or Mobile lab or Tablets

  • Subject area teacher introduces project overview and goals, delivers core-area instructions, leads class discussion, and facilitates project with technology teacher
  • Subject-area teacher facilitates in-class and small group work
  • Technology teacher or lab assistant helps students complete project tasks on lab computers
  • For additional technology instruction, assign content from the EasyTech Supplemental Library

Classroom Instruction with Computer Access Outside of Class Time

  • Teacher (self-contained or subject area) introduces project overview and goals, delivers core-area instruction, and leads class discussion
  • Teacher assigns project tasks as homework setting a due date for each task based on the length and components of task
  • Students complete the project tasks at home, in library, or other computer resource individually or in small groups
  • Students can use commenting feature available in every project to communicate with the teacher or student group while working on the project

Recommendation: This implementation is best for upper elementary and middle grades

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