Developing Students Creativity  &  Critical Thinking Skills Using Web-Based Activities by  Felicia Gell ED-5700 June 27, 2...
<ul><li>As educators, we need to constantly find  </li></ul><ul><li>new ways to encourage our students  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Vital to our future…   <ul><li>Ability to work in teams </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solve </li...
Integrating Web-Based Activities is… <ul><li>… engaging, motivational for inquiry learning </li></ul><ul><li>… all encompa...
Various Web-Based Activities… <ul><li>Several formats to choose from  </li></ul><ul><li>based on what you want to accompli...
What is a Hotlist?   <ul><li>Basic building block  </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher created  </li></ul><ul><li>Supplements tradit...
What is a Scrapbook?   <ul><li>Organization of varied resources into categories and/or projects.  </li></ul><ul><li>Benefi...
What are Treasure Hunts? <ul><li>The Hunt  </li></ul><ul><li>The Treasure </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
What are Subject Samplers? <ul><li>Teacher initiated  </li></ul><ul><li>Hands on  </li></ul><ul><li>Varied sites  </li></u...
What are  WebQuests ?   <ul><li>Require the highest order thinking skills  </li></ul><ul><li>of the web-based activities s...
So much more about WebQuests… <ul><li>Inquiry-oriented   </li></ul><ul><li>Exploration and evaluation  </li></ul><ul><li>N...
The Art of Creating… <ul><li>A  webquest  about webquests… </li></ul><ul><li>Simple!  </li></ul><ul><li>Critical component...
The Original Architect <ul><li>Bernie Dodge,  </li></ul><ul><li>WebQuest creator, on his first WebQuest lesson: </li></ul>...
Some Online Authoring Sites: <ul><li>QuestGarden (free trial, $20/year)  </li></ul><ul><li>Filamentality (free!) </li></ul...
Web Inquiry Projects (WIP) <ul><li>Provide an authentic inquiry learning experience by:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>getting stu...
How to…? <ul><li>Here’s  a perfect example of how  </li></ul><ul><li>I would incorporate a WebQuest into a unit! </li></ul...
And finally…
Resources <ul><li>AT&T. (2010). Filamentality. Retrieved from  ht tp:// www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/formats.html </li></u...
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    1. 1. Developing Students Creativity & Critical Thinking Skills Using Web-Based Activities by Felicia Gell ED-5700 June 27, 2010
    2. 2. <ul><li>As educators, we need to constantly find </li></ul><ul><li>new ways to encourage our students </li></ul><ul><li>to think creatively and critically… </li></ul><ul><li>… thinking outside the box ! </li></ul>
    3. 3. Vital to our future… <ul><li>Ability to work in teams </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solve </li></ul><ul><li>Need to filter and verify vast </li></ul><ul><li>amounts of information </li></ul><ul><li>Ambiguities of life </li></ul><ul><li>Varying perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation from authentic and meaningful learning </li></ul><ul><li>Develops higher order thinking skills </li></ul>
    4. 4. Integrating Web-Based Activities is… <ul><li>… engaging, motivational for inquiry learning </li></ul><ul><li>… all encompassing, yet specific </li></ul><ul><li>… simple to initiate </li></ul>
    5. 5. Various Web-Based Activities… <ul><li>Several formats to choose from </li></ul><ul><li>based on what you want to accomplish… </li></ul>
    6. 6. What is a Hotlist? <ul><li>Basic building block </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher created </li></ul><ul><li>Supplements traditional teaching materials </li></ul><ul><li>Focused </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes differentiated learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: American Revolution </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. What is a Scrapbook? <ul><li>Organization of varied resources into categories and/or projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connectedness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Exploring China: a Scrapbook </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. What are Treasure Hunts? <ul><li>The Hunt </li></ul><ul><li>The Treasure </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide critical guidance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthesis and higher order thinking skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The big picture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourages focused reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fosters sharing, consensus building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inference </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>An example for younger students </li></ul><ul><li>This one is a little more intricate , for older students! </li></ul>
    9. 9. What are Subject Samplers? <ul><li>Teacher initiated </li></ul><ul><li>Hands on </li></ul><ul><li>Varied sites </li></ul><ul><li>Students then choose </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction and personal perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourages students to &quot;buy in&quot; to the topic studied </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional Connectedness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Facing Facts: Prejudice </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 10. What are WebQuests ? <ul><li>Require the highest order thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>of the web-based activities scaffolded here. </li></ul><ul><li>WebQuests are deliberately designed to make the best use of a student’s time. </li></ul><ul><li>Structure: </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Task </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Page </li></ul>
    11. 11. So much more about WebQuests… <ul><li>Inquiry-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Exploration and evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>No time restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative learning with a clear purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Focused </li></ul>
    12. 12. The Art of Creating… <ul><li>A webquest about webquests… </li></ul><ul><li>Simple! </li></ul><ul><li>Critical components: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doable and interesting task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotes higher level thinking skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intricate, relevant learning experience </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. The Original Architect <ul><li>Bernie Dodge, </li></ul><ul><li>WebQuest creator, on his first WebQuest lesson: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I enjoyed walking around and helping where necessary and listening to the buzz of conversations as students pooled their notes and tried to come to a decision. The things they were talking about were much deeper and more multifaceted than I had ever heard from them. That evening I realized that this was a different way to teach -- and that I loved it!“ More on this </li></ul>
    14. 14. Some Online Authoring Sites: <ul><li>QuestGarden (free trial, $20/year) </li></ul><ul><li>Filamentality (free!) </li></ul><ul><li>ZWebQuest (free!) </li></ul><ul><li>PHPWebQuest (free!) </li></ul><ul><li>TeacherWeb ($27/year) </li></ul>
    15. 15. Web Inquiry Projects (WIP) <ul><li>Provide an authentic inquiry learning experience by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>getting students interested in a topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>providing examples of good inquiry-oriented questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>describing sound methods for answering these questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>describing ways students can convincingly present their findings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Webquests: Structured Web Inquiry: Guided/open </li></ul><ul><li>For a wonderfully detailed powerpoint presentation, </li></ul><ul><li>click here… </li></ul><ul><li>then scroll down and click on </li></ul><ul><li>Webquests vs. Inquiry: Whose Question is it, Anyway? </li></ul>
    16. 16. How to…? <ul><li>Here’s a perfect example of how </li></ul><ul><li>I would incorporate a WebQuest into a unit! </li></ul><ul><li>(lesson plan spread out over several wikispace pages…) </li></ul>
    17. 17. And finally…
    18. 18. Resources <ul><li>AT&T. (2010). Filamentality. Retrieved from ht tp:// www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/formats.html </li></ul><ul><li>Dodge, B. (2009, April 09). A Webquest about webquests . Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquestwebquest-hs.html </li></ul><ul><li>Dodge, B. (2007). Webquest.org . Retrieved from http:// webquest.org / </li></ul><ul><li>Kopchka, T. (Artist). (2008). Webquest 101 part 1 what is a webquest? . [Web]. Retrieved </li></ul><ul><li>from http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =o4rel5qOPvU </li></ul><ul><li>Krauss, M. (2000, October 07). Let's create web-base learning activities! . Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>http://legacy.lclark.edu/~krauss/ORTESOL2000web/home.html </li></ul><ul><li>Molebash, P. (n.d.). Web inquiry projects . Retrieved from http:// webinquiry.org / </li></ul><ul><li>QuestGarden, Inc. (2010). Questgarden . Retrieved from http://questgarden.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Starr, L. (2009, January 07). Education world: meet bernie dodge: the frank lloyd wright </li></ul><ul><li>of learning environments . Retrieved from http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/chat/chat015.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>The creativity company - thinking outside the box? . (2008). [Web]. Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =HPQN0qrQ0AI&feature=related </li></ul><ul><li>Wavelength. (Producer). (2007). The best teacher inservice ever . [Web]. Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v = yqmLiWvoRfA&feature =related </li></ul>

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