Internet Instructional Strategies By: Nani Owen 2011
Instructional StrategiesThese instructional strategies will help our 3rd grade students to use the internet while learning. You will learn how to use these strategies to enhance the education of your students. Topic Hotlists Treasure or Scavenger Hunts Webquests
Topic Hotlists•A collection of useful sites thatare related to a topic of interest.•Hotlists allow students to openlyexplore a topic.•Enhances a unit of study.•Encourage students to exploreareas of interest.
class site My hotlists from myhttp://it.pinellas.k12.fl.us/Teachers7/owenn/links.html
Topic Hotlists SitesExample Sites: Science Hotlist NASA Hotlist Curriculum HotlistInstructional Site that will help you create and learn about Topic Hotlist: http://home.earthlink.net/~smcecire/WebActivities/ho tlist.html
Treasure orScavenger Hunts•Create a hunt to lead students topreselected sites to find answers tospecific questions.•Allows students to use the internetto find specific information on atopic that may not be availableelsewhere.•Students may be provided withonly a few questions, along withthe links or URLs necessary forfinding the answers.•Online scavenger hunts can beused as a whole class activity, as ateam activity, or as a means ofproviding individual students with areview or challenging activity
Hunt Example of a Scavengerhttp://faculty.usiouxfalls.edu/arpeterson/scien_scav_hunt_kids.htm
Treasure or Scavenger Hunt SitesExample Sites: Cyberbee Hunt Bones Hunt Thanksgiving Hunt Several HuntsInstructional Site that will help you learn how to create your own treasure or scavenger hunt: http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr113.shtml http://www.iss.k12.nc.us/schools/scavenger/workshop/Scavtemplate.html
Webquests• An inquiry activity for studentsto focus on information.•Engages students in higher levelthinking or problem solving.•All the information is drawnfrom the web.•A web based lesson.
Creating a Webquesthttp://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/buildingblocks/p-index.htmIntroduction: The introduction hooks the reader andprepares them for what they will be learning.Task: The task focuses learners on what they aregoing to do.Process: This section outlines how the learners willaccomplish the task.Evaluation: This section describes the evaluationcriteria needed to meet performance and contentstandards.Conclusion: The conclusion brings closure andencourages reflection.Teacher Page: The teacher page includes informationto help other teachers implement the Webquest andmay have student work.
Webquest SitesExample Sites: Ocean Pollution Webquest Map Webquest World Cultures WebquestInstructional Sites that will teach and help you create a Webquest: http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquestwebquest-es.html http://www.bestwebquests.com/ http://ozline.com/entry/ http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/buildingblocks/p-index.htm
Conclusion Using these strategies will get your students involved with the internet while learning. Students will be engaged in their learning. Ability to explore topics that otherwise may not be available without the internet.