The value of social networking is profound! I’m sure that without it, it would have taken me a while to discover instaGrok.
instaGrok – an interactive learning tool provides an expansive array of returns for each search. Producing a spiral visual graph on the left pane, numerous links are simultaneously generated on the right hand panel and are neatly categorized under headings: key facts, websites, videos, images, quizzes and concepts. With a tab to moderate the level of difficulty of results returned, this tool really has enourmous potential as a teaching tool.
The ‘about’ tab on the homepage, also tell us that instGrok
- finds age-appropriate educational content on any topic presented with interactive multimedia interfaces
- generates quiz questions based on student’s research activity and skill level
- supports creation of research journals and concept maps for learning assessment
Just take a look at this short video which appears on the instaGrok homepage:
For those of us who lamented the disappearance of Wonder Wheel – that great tool which simply vanished from the Google suite of tools about a year ago – instaGrok sure looks to be a winner!