Level 3 Thinking & WebQuests

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Level 3 Thinking & WebQuests

  1. 1. WebQuests & Level 3 Thinking
  2. 2. Two Questions <ul><li>What is the main difference between the following two questions: </li></ul><ul><li>What did you learn today? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the most useful thing you learned today? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Level 3 Thinking~~ Dynamic Thinking <ul><li>Synthesis </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul>
  4. 4. Level 3 Thinking~~ Synthesis <ul><li>The ability to recombine constituent parts into new and significant relationships to create a new whole </li></ul><ul><li>Envisioning </li></ul><ul><li>Inventing </li></ul><ul><li>Rearranging </li></ul>
  5. 5. Synthesis <ul><li>Discussing &quot;what if&quot; situations </li></ul><ul><li>Predicting and drawing conclusions </li></ul><ul><li>Creating fresh answers or new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Designing and creating new products </li></ul>
  6. 6. Level 3 Thinking~~ Evaluation <ul><li>The ability to assess the value of the new product by devising one’s own evaluation system or by using another’s system </li></ul>
  7. 7. Evaluation <ul><li>Making recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing value, judging </li></ul><ul><li>Making choices </li></ul><ul><li>Critiquing ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Justifying a decision or course of action </li></ul>
  8. 8. Level 3 Thinking~~ Evaluation <ul><li>Could there have been a better solution to..? </li></ul><ul><li>How effective is ..? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you recommend..? </li></ul>
  9. 9. WebQuests <ul><li>Require Higher Level Thinking Skills- synthesis, analysis, problem-solving, creativity and/or judgment </li></ul><ul><li>Wrapped around a doable and interesting task (a scaled down version of things that adults do as citizens or workers) </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the ideas of inquiry and constructivism </li></ul><ul><li>Makes good use of the web </li></ul>
  10. 10. WebQuests <ul><li>Incorporate cooperative and collaborative learning </li></ul><ul><li>Aren't a research report or a step-by-step science or math </li></ul><ul><li>Aren’t just a series of web-based experiences </li></ul>
  11. 11. Part 1~~ Introduction-- The “ H ook” <ul><li>A preview of what is to come </li></ul><ul><li>Setting the stage </li></ul>
  12. 12. Part 2~~ The Task <ul><li>Assignment details </li></ul><ul><li>Often numbered lists of items to complete </li></ul>
  13. 13. Part 3~~ The Process~~The “Meat” <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Development of action plans </li></ul><ul><li>Exploration of solutions to the problem </li></ul>
  14. 14. Part 4~~ The Resources <ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>Search Engines & search tips </li></ul><ul><li>Print resources </li></ul>
  15. 15. Part 5~~ Evaluation <ul><li>Usually a rubric-- a chart listing goals for the quest and the standards by which performance will be measured. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Part 6~~ Conclusion <ul><li>A brief summary, usually congratulatory in tone, that concludes the project </li></ul>
  17. 17. Part 7~~ Teachers’ Page (optional) <ul><li>Information to assist other educators to adapt the quest to their curriculum </li></ul>

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