Web of Inquiry (coming soon)
The Web of Inquiry helps you or your team answer questions, satisfy curiosity, and build knowledge by playing inquiry games. Play a live game, start a new game, connect with other games. If you're a teacher or professor, engage your students in their self-motivated inquiry game. If you're a member of a research team, the Web of Inquiry facilitates your group's knowledge building. If you're interested in a mystery no one has solved, try an inquiry game to find the answer.
CREATE (coming soon)
Enhanced collaboration for knowledge building groups
The CREATE platform improves your group collaboration skills and results. Your group will increase their efficiency, satisfaction, and communication. Based on extensive research in social, cognitive, and metacognitive processes, CREATE users develop or strengthen the expertise needed to understand, monitor, and regulate collaborative sense-making processes. And it does all this in an engaging and clear interface.
Yes, we create tools that help people think. At a deeper level, we help people learn about what intrigues them. We help them build new knowledge they believe will benefit humankind and the planet. People want to connect with others to be a key part of our collective intelligence. We help them make those connections.
We want Thinkertools and everyone who uses the tools to be part of something big. We don't think anyone would deny we live during a time with big problems. Pandemics, climate change, inequality, health care. Solving these problems and ensuring we don't cause new problems requires each of us to think, to understand, to reason, to question, but most importantly to help build new knowledge. Because without that, we're sunk.
We also want Thinkertools to be part of something personally satisfying. We're an inquisitive species. We want to know why
is there a universe, or what's the meaning of the novel I just read, or how does the brain rewire during isolation? All of us want to be part of a solution, or to solve a mystery. Thinkertools is a great place to start to satisfy your curiosity.
Thinkertools is for any formal or informal group, any ad hoc team, and any individual. Some tools are more targeted than others, but the majority reach across the spectrum of knowledge builders across the planet. Right now, we're working primarily in English, but other languages will be coming.
Equally, Thinkertools topics are universal, in other words, we aren't limiting our tools to say the hard sciences like physics or biology. Are you an amateur historian studying the roots of Black Lives Matter, or analyzing literature through feminist theory, or creating a new field of pandemic psychology? Thinkertools can help you.
We're a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), corporation and all tools are freely available. There's no advertising either. We run on grants, deductible monetary donations, and the effort of many people who contribute their time. Please donate or contact us for ways to participate.