Webquests ppt

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Webquests ppt

  1. 1. Using Webquests in the classroom INTC 3610 Instructional Technology for K-12 Teachers
  2. 2. What is a Webquest? “A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which students interact with information gleaned primarily from resources on the Internet.”Bernie Dodge, 1997
  3. 3. Why use a Webquest? NJCCCS Bloom’s Taxonomy Teacher guide on the side Student-Infotective Students as problem-solvers Constructivist point-of-view
  4. 4. Goal of Webquests The instructional goal of a short term WebQuest is knowledge acquisition and integration The instructional goal of a longer term WebQuest is extending and refining knowledge.
  5. 5. Essential Parts of a WebQuest1. The Introduction2. The Task3. The Process / includes Resources4. Evaluation5. Conclusion6. Teacher’s Page
  6. 6. The Introduction The purpose of this section is to both prepare and hook the reader. The student is the intended audience. It sets the stage and provides some background information
  7. 7. The TASK The task focuses learners on what they are going to do - specifically, the culminating performance or product that drives all of the learning activities. It is Collaborative – students should be working within groups with each having a separate task
  8. 8. Process This section outlines how the learners will accomplish the task. Scaffolding includes clear steps, resources, and tools for organizing information. Instructional scaffolding is the provision of sufficient support to promote learning when concepts and skills are being first introduced to students. The process should be broken out into clearly described steps. Internet Resources are provided here.
  9. 9. EVALUATION This section describes the evaluation criteria needed to meet performance and content standards. A rubric will be required
  10. 10. CONCLUSION The conclusion brings closure and encourages reflection.
  11. 11. TEACHER PAGE Information to help other teachers implement the Webquest, including: target learners, standards, notes for teaching the unit, resources and, in some cases, examples of student work.
  12. 12. WEBSITES WEBQUESTS – http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/buildingbloc ks/p-index.htm TEMPLATES – http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/tpss99/myw ebquest/index.htm RUBRIC – http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquestrubric.html QUESTGARDEN & FINDING WEBQUESTS – http://webquest.org/
  13. 13. “A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.” Thomas Carruthers

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