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  • 1. Student Page [Teacher Page] A Vacation in Space A webquest for 6th grade Title Introduction Designed by Task Process Elyssa Hilton Evaluation eh20@zips.uakron.edu Conclusion Credits Based on a template from The WebQuest Page
  • 2. Student Page [Teacher Page] Introduction Title Have you ever wanted to visit another planet? Introduction Well, now is your chance. You are about to take a Task two week vacation and have been told you can go Process to any planet in the solar system. You now get to decide which one will be your destination! Which Evaluation one will you choose? Conclusion Credits
  • 3. Student Page [Teacher Page] The Task Title Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to Introduction investigate the planets to determine which would Task be your choice of destinations. Process You will be finding out about each planets Evaluation atmosphere, what each one is made of, its Conclusion distance from the sun and whatever else you may find necessary to help in your decision. Credits
  • 4. Student Page [Teacher Page] The Process Title To be able to make an educated decision you will Introduction need to follow a process. Task Process Make a list of what the criteria should be for your choice (eg. Atmosphere, how far from the sun, Evaluation etc.) Conclusion Using the web, find the information needed about the planets Some of the sites you should use are: kidsastronomy.com universetoday.com nasa.gov nineplanets.org planetsforkids.org Credits
  • 5. The ProcessOnce you have all the information you need, you will put apresentation together. This presentation should tell us whichplanet you have chosen and why.Be prepared to defend your decision
  • 6. Student Page [Teacher Page] Evaluation Multimedia Project : A Vacation in Space Webquest Title Teacher Name: Mrs. Hilton Student Name: ________________________________________ CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 Introduction Content Covers topic in-depth Includes essential Includes essential Content is minimal OR with details and knowledge about the information about the there are several Task examples. Subject topic. Subject topic but there are 1-2 factual errors. knowledge is knowledge appears to factual errors. Process excellent. be good. Organization Content is well Uses headings or Content is logically There was no clear or Evaluation organized using bulleted lists to organized for the most logical organizational headings or bulleted organize, but the part. structure, just lots of Conclusion lists to group related overall organization of facts. material. topics appears flawed. Attractiveness Makes excellent use of Makes good use of Makes use of font, Use of font, color, font, color, graphics, font, color, graphics, color, graphics, graphics, effects etc. effects, etc. to effects, etc. to effects, etc. but but these often enhance the enhance to occasionally these distract from the presentation. presentation. detract from the presentaion content. presentation content. Requirements All requirements are All requirements are One requirement was More than one met and exceeded. met. not completely met. requirement was not completely met. Presentation Well-rehearsed with Rehearsed with fairly Delivery not smooth, Delivery not smooth smooth delivery that smooth delivery that but able to maintain and audience holds audience holds audience interest of the attention often lost. attention. attention most of the audience most of the time. time. Sources Source information Source information Source information Very little or no source collected for all collected for all collected for graphics, information was graphics, facts and graphics, facts and facts and quotes, but collected. quotes. All quotes. Most not documented in Credits documented in desired documented in desired desired format. format. format.
  • 7. Student Page [Teacher Page] Conclusion Title You have now investigated planets. You have Introduction enough information to make an informed decision Task about where you would like to visit if you could. Process Was this an adventure you might find exciting? Evaluation What did you learn that you didn’t already know Conclusion about the planets? What surprised you the most about the planets? Credits
  • 8. Student Page [Teacher Page] Credits & References Title kidsastronomy.com Introduction Universetoday.com Task Nasa.gov Process Nineplanets.org Planetsforkids.org Evaluation Rubistar4teachers.org Conclusion Credits
  • 9. [Student Page]Teacher Page Put the Title of the Lesson Here (Teacher) A WebQuest for xth Grade (Put Subject Here) Title Introduction Designed by Learners Put Your Name Here Standards Put Your E-mail Address Here Process Resources EvaluationTeacher Script Conclusion Credits Based on a template from The WebQuest Page
  • 10. [Student Page]Teacher Page Introduction (Teacher) Begin with something that describes the origin of the lesson. For example: This Title lesson was developed as part of the San Diego Unified School Districts Triton Project, a federally funded Technology Innovation Challenge Grant. Introduction Learners In this second paragraph of the introduction, describe briefly what the lesson is about. Remember, the audience for this document is other teachers, not students. Standards Process Resources EvaluationTeacher Script Conclusion Credits
  • 11. [Student Page]Teacher Page Learners (Teacher) Describe the grade level and course that the lesson is designed to cover. For Title example: "This lesson is anchored in seventh grade language arts and involves social studies and math to a lesser extent." If the lesson can easily be extended to Introduction additional grades and subjects, mention that briefly here as well. Learners Describe what the learners will need to know prior to beginning this lesson. Limit this Standards description to the most critical skills that could not be picked up on the fly as the lesson is given. Process Resources EvaluationTeacher Script Conclusion Credits
  • 12. [Student Page]Teacher Page Curriculum Standards (Teacher) Title 1. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid Introduction reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. Learners 2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately Standards through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. 3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, Process well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences. Resources Production and distribution of Writing 4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are Evaluation appropriate to task,Teacher Script purpose, and audience. 5. Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a Conclusion new approach. 6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others. research to Build and Present Knowledge 7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. 8. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. 9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. range of Writing 10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences. Credits
  • 13. [Student Page]Teacher Page The Process (Teacher) You can paste in the process description given to students in the “student” process Title slide and then interleave the additional details that a teacher might need. Introduction Describe briefly how the lesson is organized. Does it involve more than one class? Learners Is it all taught in one period per day, or is it part of several periods? How many days or weeks will it take? Is it single disciplinary, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary or Standards what? Process If students are divided into groups, provide guidelines on how you might do that. If there are misconceptions or stumbling blocks that you anticipate, describe them Resources here and suggest ways to get around them. Evaluation What skills does a teacher need in order to pull this lesson off? Is it easy enough for a novice teacher? Does it require some experience with directing debates or roleTeacher Script plays, for example? Conclusion If youre designing for a one-computer classroom or for pre-readers and are creating a facilitated WebQuest in which the teacher or an aide controls the computer and guides discussion, you can link from here to the Teacher Script page which would contain a printable script for the facilitator to follow. Variations If you can think of ways to vary the way the lesson might be carried out in different situations (lab vs. in-class, for example), describe them here. Credits
  • 14. [Student Page]Teacher Page Resources (Teacher) Describe whats needed to implement this lesson. Some of the possibilities: Title •Class sets of books Introduction •E-mail accounts for all students Learners •Specific software (how many copies?) •Specific hardware (what kind? How many?) Standards •Specific reference material in the classroom or school library •Video or audio materials Process If the lesson makes extensive use of specific websites, it would be appropriate to Resources list, describe and link them here. Evaluation Describe also the human resources needed. how many teachers are needed to implement the lesson. Is one enough? Is there a role for aides or parents in theTeacher Script room? Do you need to coordinate with a teacher at another school? With a partner Conclusion in industry or a museum or other entity? Is a field trip designed in as part of the lesson? Credits
  • 15. [Student Page]Teacher Page Evaluation (Teacher) How will you know that this lesson was successful? Describe what student products Title or performances youll be looking at and how theyll be evaluated. This, of course, should be tightly related to the standards and objectives you cited above. Introduction Learners You may want to just copy and paste the evaluation section of the student page (Evaluation) into this space and add any clarifications needed for another teacher to Standards make use of this lesson. Process Resources EvaluationTeacher Script Conclusion Credits
  • 16. [Student Page]Teacher Page Teacher Script (Teacher) The WebQuest model is best suited for learners who can navigate the Web on their Title own and can read the kinds of material commonly found on the Web. We can stretch the format to reach primary-aged learners, developmental English Language Introduction Learners and special populations by creating a facilitated WebQuest, one that Learners requires an adult or older peer to drive things. Standards Use this page to create a script for that facilitator. The facilitator would print this page out and use it to guide their progress through the WebQuest. Process This page will include step by step directions to the facilitator, including: Resources •What to say at each point in the process Evaluation •What to click on •What questions and misconceptions to anticipateTeacher Script •How long to take at each point Conclusion •When to direct learners to work away from the computer To help the facilitator, you might want to include screen dumps of particular screens embedded with the directions of what to do at that point. This page is linked to the Process segment off of the Teacher Page Credits
  • 17. [Student Page]Teacher Page Conclusion (Teacher) Make some kind of summary statement here about the worthiness of this lesson and Title the importance of what it will teach. Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources EvaluationTeacher Script Conclusion Credits
  • 18. [Student Page]Teacher Page Credits & References (Teacher) List here the sources of any images, music or text that youre using. Provide links back to Title the original source. Say thanks to anyone who provided resources or help. Introduction List any books and other analog media that you used as information sources as well. Learners Include a link back to The WebQuest Page and The WebQuest Slideshare Group so that Standards others can acquire the latest version of this template and training materials. Process Resources EvaluationTeacher Script Conclusion Credits