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  • 1. NCTE/IRA Standard 8Students use a variety of technological andinformation resources(e.g., libraries, databases, computernetworks, video) to gather and synthesizeinformation and to create andcommunicate knowledge.
  • 2. The first musher in the 2008 Yukon Quest leaves the starting grid in Fairbanks, Alaska.Image from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2008_Yukon_Quest_start.jpg
  • 3. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Quest mapImage from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Star_Wars_Galaxy_Map_KOTOR_Quest.jpg
  • 4. From: http://www.mapquest.com/
  • 5. From: http://www.gameogre.com/reviewdirectory/reviews/Adventure_Quest.php
  • 6. But this:
  • 7. “A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lessonformat in which most or all the information thatlearners work with comes from the web.” (WebQuest.org, 2007, “What is a WebQuest?,” para. 1)Developed by Bernie Dodge at San Diego StateUniversity in 1995, alongwith Tom March.
  • 8. Relatives of WebQuests (have been aroundlonger than computers ) Scavenger/Treasure Hunts Pathfinders
  • 9. WebQuests, Scavenger/Treasure Hunts, and Pathfinders ALL Organize learning opportunities Guide students to using sources Provide a framework for instruction
  • 10. Scavenger/ Pathfinder WebQuestTreasure HuntBased on a specific topic Covers one topic Built on an inquiry-based task to finishStudents find own Students go to specific Students follow tasks,sources of information sources of information going to listed websites that are listedCan be timed Sources are prescreened Activity is all-inclusive— can be used to introduce, practice, and assessStudents finding bits of Students gathering Students synthesizinginformation to answer information for a report information to solve aquestions or fill-in- problemblanks
  • 11. Benefits of WebQuests:• Higher-Order Thinking—students need to transform information• Cooperative Learning—work in groups• Authentic Assessment—links to other class activities/real world• Technology Integration
  • 12. Back to:NCTE/IRA Standard 8Students use a variety of technological and information resources(e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize informationand to create and communicate knowledge.With a WebQuest, students:• Use a Word document, a wiki, a piece of paper, a website, etc. to engage in the WebQuest• Use any type of resource to learn the content-- the computer, books from the classroom or library, video clips, podcasts, magazines, etc.• Use technological and traditional sources for the final product
  • 13. NCTE/IRA Standard 8Students use a variety of technological and information resources(e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize informationand to create and communicate knowledge.With a WebQuest, students:• Use websites, online databases, paper sources, people, and more to gather information• Use spreadsheets, graphic organizers, worksheets, tables, and more to help synthesize information
  • 14. NCTE/IRA Standard 8Students use a variety of technological and information resources(e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize informationand to create and communicate knowledge.With a WebQuest, students:• Use digital cameras, web cameras, Web 2.0 tools, Word documents, online drawing programs, and more to create knowledge• Use cell phones, Twitter, wikis, websites, blogs, presentati ons being recorded, and more to communicate knowledge
  • 15. So . . . WebQuests
  • 16. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIh59qcZdRU
  • 17. http://fablewebquest.wikispaces.com/
  • 18. http://animoto.com/play/R1i060UGfzoa3RRp07zbqQ
  • 19. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQxBI-r4PgY
  • 20. Student Comments/Observations• Within their groups, they discussed the Animoto explaining fables• Read/Watched fables together as a group• Helped each other understand morals• Thought it was a fun way to learn• Many did not want to be done with the project . . . wanted to write another fable with group, keep adding more pictures, etc.• Were proud of final project and wanted copies for each team membe
  • 21. Back to:NCTE/IRA Standard 8Students use a variety of technological and information resources(e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize informationand to create and communicate knowledge.With this WebQuest, students:• Used a wiki, Animoto, Voki, Aesop Fable databases, printer, Word document, videos, TuxPaint
  • 22. NCTE/IRA Standard 8Students use a variety of technological and information resources(e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize informationand to create and communicate knowledge.With this WebQuest, students:• Gathered and synthesized information about fables from resources listed on previous page
  • 23. NCTE/IRA Standard 8Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases,computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create andcommunicate knowledge.With this WebQuest, students:• Created a fable using paper and pencil, then a Word document and TuxPaint• Communicated knowledge through printed Word document and TuxPaint picture
  • 24. Insights/Outcomes • Effective for incorporating group collaboration • Specific directions help, specific worksheets to print • Maybe give them a group name, or a category to choose from • Expect noise • Assign groups areas to work in • Try to complete within a close timeframe of a few days • Keep papers for groups • One role could be the “printer”
  • 25. Possible New Questions• What would differentiated instruction with WebQuests look like?• What other topics would be effective with WebQuests?• What is the approximate grade level for students to work on WebQuests within their independent groups?• After how many WebQuests would students start to tire of them?
  • 26. ResourcesInternet Scavenger HuntsEducation World Printable Internet Scavenger HuntsTeacherWeb Computer Lab pagePathfindersInternet Public Library PathfindersJohn Newberry Elementary School PathfindersSuggested Pathfinders for School Libraries
  • 27. WebQuestshttp://www.bestwebquests.com/http://internet4classrooms.com/using_quest.htm#collectionshttp://www.scsk12.org/why_webquests/wbresources.htmhttp://www.iss.k12.nc.us/schools/webquests/summer.htmhttp://kathyschrock.net/webquests/index.htm