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Webquest

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  • 1. Webquest: Introduction <ul><li>Intro </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>A webquest is a research activity for students using the Internet as an information source. Other sources (e.g. books, CD-ROMs) can support the work too. </li></ul><ul><li>Webquests can be done individually or in groups, and should require the student(s) to research, analyse and synthesise information. </li></ul><ul><li>Today we’ll make our own webquests. </li></ul>
  • 2. Webquest: Tasks <ul><li>The main tasks today are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the resources to learn more about what a webquest is </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work in pairs to build a webquest based on this template </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present the webquest to the whole group and explain what you learned </li></ul></ul>Intro Tasks Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Teacher Notes Credits
  • 3. Webquests: Process <ul><ul><li>Use the resources provided to find out what a webquest is, and what makes a good webquest – go online, or use the sites saved on your computer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find a partner, and together think of a topic that would be useful as a demonstration for your students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan your webquest. Search for some resources on the Internet and/or other locations (e.g. CD-ROM). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customise this template using the resources on the CDs to build your own webquest around the topic you have chosen. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present the webquest this afternoon in the workshop, explain what you learned and how you might use webquests with your students. </li></ul></ul>Intro Tasks Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Teacher Notes Credits
  • 4. Webquest: Resources <ul><li>Example webquests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On the cutting edge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The king of tides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A creative encounter of the numerical kind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breaking news… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weather watchers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take me on vacation! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magical fairytale moments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation stories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>About webquests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Webquest 101 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criteria for assessing webquests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More resources on your computer too! </li></ul>Intro Tasks Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Teacher Notes Credits
  • 5. Webquest: evaluation <ul><li>Today we won’t be evaluating the webquests… </li></ul><ul><li>A good webquest: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to understand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses good quality resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attractive layout and visual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers clear tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explains how the final project will be evaluated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourages students not just to gather information but to synthesise and analyse it </li></ul></ul>Intro Tasks Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Teacher Notes Credits
  • 6. Webquest: Conclusions <ul><li>Webquests can be a fun learning experience for students </li></ul><ul><li>They can help students to understand how to use the Internet as a research tool </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn to work in teams </li></ul>Intro Tasks Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Teacher Notes Credits
  • 7. Webquest: Teacher Notes <ul><li>If your web access is slow or unreliable, use a tool like WinHTTrack (available on the free software CD-ROM) to copy web resources to your local server/PCs </li></ul><ul><li>You can use this .ppt file as a template to make new webquests </li></ul><ul><li>The younger your children’s age group, the more visual elements you should use </li></ul><ul><li>There are many helpful elements to use on the multimedia CD-ROM </li></ul>Intro Tasks Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Teacher Notes Credits
  • 8. Webquest: Credits <ul><li>Text by Alexa Joyce (UNESCO) – [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Images from: the SchoolNet project, VFowler via Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to APEID for inviting me to be a resource person and create these materials. </li></ul>Intro Tasks Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Teacher Notes Credits

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