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  1. 1. What is it?
  2. 2. Introduction: Makes the activity fun and desirable for 1. students. It provides background infromation. (You are a….) Task: A formal description of what students will have 2. accomplished by the end of the webquest. Process: A description of the steps learners should go 3. through in accomplishing the task. (Embed links in each step) Evaluation: A rubric for evaluation student’s work. 4. Conclusion: Step allows for reflection by the students 5. summarization by the teacher. Credits/ Resources: A list of the resources that 6. students need to complete the task. Teacher Page: A listing of all materials needed for 7. teachers to use this in their own classroom.
  3. 3. Terms Defined  Webquest- A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that learners interact with comes from resources on the internet, optionally supplemented with videoconferencing.  Short term webquest- The instructional goal of a short term WebQuest is knowledge acquisition and integration. At the end of a short term WebQuest, a learner will have been show a significant amount of new information and made sense of it. A short-term WebQuest is designed to be completed in one to three class periods.  Longterm Webquest- The instructional goal of a longterm webquest is extending and refining knowledge. After completing a longer term WebQuest, a learner would have analyzed a body of knowledge, transformed it in some way, and demonstrated an understanding of the material by creating something that others can respond to. A longer term WebQuest will typically take between one week and a month in a classroom setting.  Inquiry oriented -A student-centered, active learning approach focusing on questioning, critical thinking, and problem-solving. It's associated with the idea quot;involve me and I understand.quot;
  4. 4. Teacher Resources Needed  A web editor is the only specialized document needed.  You will need a Web server in order to post your Web quest.  Web Quest can be created in Word, PowerPoint or Excel.
  5. 5. http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/brooklyn/chocolate/ charlie and chocolate factory http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/harry/harry.htm#intro day as harry potter- http://www.teachersfirst.com/winners/wilder.htm laura wilder http://www.zianet.com/cjcox/edutech4learning/cinco.html cinco de mayo http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/blue/bluetg.html island of the blue dolphins http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/rats/ratstg.html mrs frisby and rats of nihm http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/ody/odytg.html the odyssey http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/anfrm/anfrmtg.html animal farm http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/dust/dusttg.htm the grapes of wrath http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/tokil/mocktg.htm to kill a mockingbird
  6. 6. Pros  The ability to work in teams.  There is alot more information available to everyone than there use to be and it is growing at an accelerating rate. Many of these sources will not be filtered nor verified.  Individuals are now facing more complicated issues than they use to- easy fixes will be resisted.  In the course of a lifetime, individuals will go through several different jobs.
  7. 7. Cons  WebQuest is not the best way to teach simple procedures and definitions.  In order to use WebQuest, student's must have a certain level of reading ability. This only means it is harder to create a good WebQuest for younger students.  Also, some feel that the classroom learning should be more focused on facts and content.