An Introduction to webquests<br />
What is a webquest?<br /><ul><li>“An inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that students inter...
Two types of webquests:
Short Term
Long Term</li></li></ul><li>Short Term vs. Long term<br />Short Term<br />Lasts about a week<br />Long term<br />Lasts up ...
How Are they used?<br />Instructional Goals<br />Acquiring knowledge and integrating into schema<br />Synthesizing and eva...
Webquest components<br />Introduction<br />Task<br />Process<br />Evaluation<br />Conclusion<br />Teacher Page<br />
Webquest components: introduction<br />The purpose of the INTRODUCTION section is to:<br />Introduce students to relevant ...
Webquest components: Task<br />The purpose of the TASK section is to:<br />Explain the product that the process will lead ...
Webquest components: process<br />The purpose of the PROCESS section is to:<br />Explain how to perform the task<br />Give...
Webquest components: Evaluation<br />The purpose of the EVALUATION section is to:<br />Inform students what is expected of...
Webquest components: conclusion<br />The purpose of the CONCLUSION section is to:<br />Give a summation of the assignment<...
Webquest components: Teacher Page<br />The purpose of the TEACHER PAGE section is to:<br />Inform other teachers how to im...
let’s look at some examples<br />Fantastic Fables<br />Comparative Democracy<br />Farmers, Farmers Everywhere<br />The Chi...
What makes a good webquest?<br />An Interesting Hook<br />Motivates Students<br />Age Appropriateness<br />Make sure langu...
What makes a good webquest?<br />Easy to Use<br />Students should be able to navigate webquest easily<br />Students should...
Why are webquests beneficial?<br />Flexible<br />Individual or group work<br />Can be used with many cognitive levels of B...
Resources<br />General<br />http://webquest.org/index-resources.php<br />Webquest Template<br />http://projects.edtech.san...
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Webquest Introduction

  1. 1. An Introduction to webquests<br />
  2. 2. What is a webquest?<br /><ul><li>“An inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that students interact with comes from resources on the Internet” (Dodge, 2007)
  3. 3. Two types of webquests:
  4. 4. Short Term
  5. 5. Long Term</li></li></ul><li>Short Term vs. Long term<br />Short Term<br />Lasts about a week<br />Long term<br />Lasts up to a month<br />These vary depending on instructional goals<br />
  6. 6. How Are they used?<br />Instructional Goals<br />Acquiring knowledge and integrating into schema<br />Synthesizing and evaluating information<br />All involve a presentation component<br />Collaborative Goals<br />Students work with each other<br />Promotes self-efficacy<br />
  7. 7. Webquest components<br />Introduction<br />Task<br />Process<br />Evaluation<br />Conclusion<br />Teacher Page<br />
  8. 8. Webquest components: introduction<br />The purpose of the INTRODUCTION section is to:<br />Introduce students to relevant content<br />“Hook” students into the assignment<br />Role Play<br />Introduce the big question/general idea<br />The introduction should be concise (a paragraph or two)<br />
  9. 9. Webquest components: Task<br />The purpose of the TASK section is to:<br />Explain the product that the process will lead to<br />Explain the end result of the students’ activities<br />Should be concise (a paragraph or two)<br />
  10. 10. Webquest components: process<br />The purpose of the PROCESS section is to:<br />Explain how to perform the task<br />Give specific steps to accomplish the task<br />Give students appropriate resources to use to complete the task<br />Explain how to organize information<br />Includes scaffolding of the activities that learners participate in<br />
  11. 11. Webquest components: Evaluation<br />The purpose of the EVALUATION section is to:<br />Inform students what is expected of them<br />Inform students what they will be evaluated on<br />Tie the finished product with student performance<br />Includes the rubric that will be used for grading<br />Make sure to indicate whether students will be graded individually or in groups<br />
  12. 12. Webquest components: conclusion<br />The purpose of the CONCLUSION section is to:<br />Give a summation of the assignment<br />Inform students of what they have learned<br />Provide new insight into content<br />Offer extra resources for further investigation<br />This section should encourage reflection about the assignment, content, process and product of the webquest!<br />
  13. 13. Webquest components: Teacher Page<br />The purpose of the TEACHER PAGE section is to:<br />Inform other teachers how to implement this webquest<br />Provides:<br />Standards<br />Target Audience<br />Notes on how Unit is Taught<br />Examples of Student Work<br />
  14. 14. let’s look at some examples<br />Fantastic Fables<br />Comparative Democracy<br />Farmers, Farmers Everywhere<br />The Children’s Pool<br />The Ocean’s in Trouble<br />
  15. 15. What makes a good webquest?<br />An Interesting Hook<br />Motivates Students<br />Age Appropriateness<br />Make sure language and content is developmentally appropriate<br />Related to Content<br />Should be related to in-class content and activities<br />
  16. 16. What makes a good webquest?<br />Easy to Use<br />Students should be able to navigate webquest easily<br />Students should be able to navigate provided resources easily<br />Good Resources<br />Students should not have to look outside the resources given for information<br />
  17. 17. Why are webquests beneficial?<br />Flexible<br />Individual or group work<br />Can be used with many cognitive levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy<br />Can integrate many subjects<br />Students work on their own time table<br />Emphasizes discovery learning<br />Students learn how to navigate different resources on the Internet<br />Students learn the value of research<br />
  18. 18. Resources<br />General<br />http://webquest.org/index-resources.php<br />Webquest Template<br />http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/buildingblocks/p-index.htm<br />Webquest Examples<br />http://questgarden.com/63/50/0/080406154715/credits.htm<br />http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/langacad/compdemo/introduction.htm<br />
  19. 19. Resources<br />Webquest Examples (continued)<br />http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/hawthorne/farm/index.htm<br />http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/pbelem/childrenspool/<br />http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/grant/oceanpollution/introduction.html<br />Where to Create Webquests Online<br />http://webquest.org/index-create.php<br />
  20. 20. Let’s go on an adventure!<br />If you have any questions, you can always e-mail me at: acan86@ufl.edu<br />

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