• Save
Developing WebQuests
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Like this? Share it with your network

Share

Developing WebQuests

on

  • 3,988 views

An overview of WebQuest functionality and how it can be used in the classroom.

An overview of WebQuest functionality and how it can be used in the classroom.

Statistics

Views

Total Views
3,988
Views on SlideShare
3,890
Embed Views
98

Actions

Likes
2
Downloads
0
Comments
0

5 Embeds 98

https://upaep.blackboard.com 72
http://upaep.blackboard.com 16
http://www.slideshare.net 5
http://escuelanegocios.upaep.mx 3
http://virtual.upaep.mx 2

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Developing WebQuests Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Developing WebQuests An overview of WebQuest functionality and utility. Mac Slocum December, 2006 Place photo here
  • 2. Questions/Topics to be addressed
    • What is a WebQuest?
    • What resources are required for WebQuests?
    • How can WebQuests be used in the classroom?
    • WebQuest subjects: Three examples
    • What are the components of a WebQuest?
    • Characteristics of good WebQuests
    • WebQuest resources
  • 3. What is a WebQuest?
    • A Web-based lesson that taps into the context and power of the Internet.
    • A lesson that incorporates research from a variety of Web sites.
    • A lesson that enhances deduction, research and problem-solving skills.
    • Citation: (Dodge, 2006)
  • 4. What resources are required for WebQuests?
    • Computers that can handle basic Web browsing and word processing tasks.
    • Internet connections, preferably high-speed.
    • Web authoring software (for development). Includes: HTML editor, FTP program, photo editor, audio editor (if necessary), video editor (if necessary).
    • Server space on a school network.
    • Moderate technical skill.
  • 5. How can WebQuests be used in the classroom?
    • Students work in teams to complete WebQuest assignments.
    • Teams have specific period of time to complete assignment (1 day - 1 month)
    • Output: Papers, presentations, and skits.
  • 6. WebQuest subjects: Three examples
    • Math: Titanic Analysis
    • History: Golden Age of Radio
    • Science: Alternative Energy Sources
  • 7. Math WebQuest Example: Titanic
    • Uses historical event as jumping-off point.
    • Students research event via online resources.
    • Final output: Spreadsheets and databases analyzing event.
    • Citation: (McManus, 1998)
    asterix.ednet.lsu.edu/~edtech/webquest/titanic.html
  • 8. History WebQuest Example: Radio Days
    • Students assigned roles: Playwright, Foley Artist, Ad Exec.
    • Roles put students into first-person historical context.
    • Final output: Students create recorded 'radio drama'.
    • Citation: (Matzat, 2005)
    www.thematzats.com/radio/index.html
  • 9. Science WebQuest Example: Alternative Energy Sources
    • Student teams analyze alternative energy sources.
    • Research conducted via online resources.
    • Final output: Written report, oral presentation, visual presentation.
    • Citation: (Embry, 2005)
    www.dmrtc.net/~embrys/aesindex.htm
  • 10. What are the components of a WebQuest?
    • Introduction - Overview of the lesson.
    • Task - A series of steps involving research and analysis.
    • Process - A description of the learning steps.
    • Resources - Links to relevant online resources.
    • Evaluation - A rubric for the lesson.
    • Conclusion - A "closing statement" for the lesson.
    • Teacher Info - Related guidelines and material for other educators.
    • Citations: (Yoder, 1999), (Dodge, 1995)
  • 11.
    • Ties into broader class topic/lesson.
    • Well organized.
    • Each step leads to the next step.
    • Utilizes Web-based resources.
    • Clear rubric.
    • Easy-to-read with a simple design.
    • Citations: (Dodge, 1997), (Yoder, 1999)
    Characteristics of good WebQuests
  • 12.
    • The WebQuest Page at San Diego State University
    • webquest.sdsu.edu
    • WebQuest Portal
    • webquest.org
    • Schrock Guide: WebQuests
    • school.discovery.com/schrockguide/webquest/webquest.html
    WebQuest resources
  • 13.
    • Dodge, B (1997). Some Thoughts About WebQuests. Retrieved December 9, 2006, from Some Thoughts About WebQuests Web site: http://webquest.sdsu.edu/about_webquests.html
    • Dodge, B (2006). The WebQuest Page at San Diego State University. Retrieved December 9, 2006, from The WebQuest Page at San Diego State University Web site: http://webquest.sdsu.edu/
    • Embry, R (2005). Alternative Energy Sources. Retrieved December 9, 2006, from Alternative Energy Sources Web site: http://www.dmrtc.net/~embrys/aesindex.htm
    • Matzat, C (2005). Radio Days: A WebQuest. Retrieved December 9, 2006, from Radio Days: A WebQuest Web site: http://www.thematzats.com/radio/index.html
    • McManus, B (1998). Titanic: What Can Numbers Tell Us About Her Fatal Voyage?. Retrieved December 9, 2006, from Titanic: What Can Numbers Tell Us About Her Fatal Voyage? Web site: http://asterix.ednet.lsu.edu/~edtech/webquest/titanic.html
    • Yoder, M. B. (1999). The Student WebQuest. Learning & Leading With Technology, [26(7)], 6-9, 52-53.
    Bibliography