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Quest presentation3

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Quest presentation3

  1. 1. Quests By Nancy Curll and Elise Martin
  2. 2. What Is a Web Quest? <ul><li>Inquiry-based activity around a meaningful central question </li></ul><ul><li>Requires students to critically assess Internet resources </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporates group learning </li></ul><ul><li>Engages students at various levels of higher order thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Connects a number of learning activities in one project </li></ul><ul><li>Requires a product </li></ul>
  3. 3. Components of a Web Quest <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Task </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Process Description </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  4. 4. Independent and Group Work <ul><li>Problem, scenario, or topic presented </li></ul><ul><li>Common background material(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Specific information collected by role </li></ul><ul><li>All roles within group share information </li></ul><ul><li>Group reflects </li></ul><ul><li>Group collaboratively prepares and presents product(s) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>includes all roles and perspectives </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Reasons to Use a Web Quest <ul><li>Central question with no pre-defined answer </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic task that carries meaning beyond the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>By assigning roles, students learn from multiple perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Involves the use of real resources </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic Assessment – presentation can be made to multiple audiences, using multiple delivery modes </li></ul>
  6. 6. First Steps <ul><li>Identify a TOPIC or concept in your curriculum – where do you want to deepen student understanding? </li></ul><ul><li>Locate adequate online RESOURCES . </li></ul><ul><li>Create TASKS , or learning activities, that engage higher level thinking. </li></ul><ul><li>Define ROLES , if appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an ASSESSMENT . </li></ul><ul><li>Flesh out the PROCESS. </li></ul><ul><li>Test and REVISE as needed. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Web Sites for Web Quest Collections and Assessments <ul><li>http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquest.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://questgarden.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Rubric Assessments </li></ul>
  8. 8. Interesting WebQuests on the Web <ul><li>On the Novel Frankenstein </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Student Press Law and Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Frost </li></ul>

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