Digital tools

Digital tools are an integral part of the Enquiring Minds approach. Here we provide some examples of the kinds of new technologies that we think may benefit learners and teachers. If you'd like to suggest a tool to add to this database, please e-mail details to enquiringminds@futurelab.org.uk.

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Ask.com

Ask.com more info on Ask.com

A search engine that uses question-based queries to search the internet


Bridge Constructor

Bridge Constructor more info on Bridge Constructor

Physics-based simulation to create and test different bridge designs


Clusty

Clusty more info on Clusty

Alternative search tool that highlights links between search results


Global Ideas Bank

Global Ideas Bank more info on Global Ideas Bank

A website to which users can submit and vote on ideas for a brighter future


Google Earth

Google Earth more info on Google Earth

Tool for viewing, creating and sharing interactive and visual location-specific information


Grupthink

Grupthink more info on Grupthink

Online space to explore open-ended questions with others


Guess the Flag

Guess the Flag more info on Guess the Flag

Online quiz about the world's flags


KartOO

KartOO more info on KartOO

Search engine with visual display interface


Pixsy

Pixsy more info on Pixsy

Search engine for images and videos


Quintura

Quintura more info on Quintura

Visual search engine


Skrbl

Skrbl more info on Skrbl

Web resource for collaboration - type notes, sketch ideas, share files


Stats4schools

Stats4schools more info on Stats4schools

Comprehensive web resource collating nearly 1,000 large statistical datasets


StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon more info on StumbleUpon

Alternative search interface based on previously-indicated interests


SurveyMonkey

SurveyMonkey more info on SurveyMonkey

Online tool for creating custom surveys


Swivel

Swivel more info on Swivel

Web resource for exploring and comparing a variety of data


Ujiko

Ujiko more info on Ujiko

Search engine with visual results interface - sorting sites according to their common topics


Visual statistics (Gapminder World)

Visual statistics (Gapminder World) more info on Visual statistics (Gapminder World)

Resource that makes data more accessible through visual interfaces


Visual Thesaurus

Visual Thesaurus more info on Visual Thesaurus

Interactive and visual dictionary and thesaurus


Wikipedia

Wikipedia more info on Wikipedia

An online encyclopaedia which anyone can edit