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Webquests: An Inquiry Based Tool

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Webquests: An Inquiry Based Tool

  1. 1. WebQuest An Inquiry-Based Tool <ul><ul><ul><li>Karla Bennett </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kelly Reynolds </li></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>How much do you rely on the Internet? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background: Literacies <ul><li>Oral </li></ul><ul><li>Print </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul>
  4. 4. Technology Literacy <ul><li>The ability to responsibly, creatively, and effectively use appropriate technology to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>communicate; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>access, collect, manage, integrate, and evaluate information ; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>solve problems and create solutions; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>build and share knowledge; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>improve and enhance learning in all subject areas and experiences. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.k12.wa.us/EdTech/TechLitDef.aspx </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>I am scanning in a cartoon to insert here! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why Use New Media? <ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Civic participation </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is a WebQuest? <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>A classroom-based lesson in which most or all of the information the students explore and evaluate comes from the World Wide Web. </li></ul><ul><li>--Bernie Dodge </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego University </li></ul>
  8. 8. Basic Components <ul><li>Typically on a website the teacher creates </li></ul><ul><li>A scenario with a question or project </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher pre-selects websites (lists URLs) </li></ul><ul><li>Students use URLs to do project </li></ul><ul><li>Usually done in groups </li></ul><ul><li>Can take a day, a week, or a month </li></ul>
  9. 9. Example – A Woman for President? <ul><li>You are part of a campaign team working to nominate and elect the first woman President of the United States. You must persuade people to vote for your candidate. </li></ul><ul><li> (Third Grade) </li></ul><ul><li>http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webquests/womanpres/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tasks <ul><li>Survey 5 students to determine what qualities make a good president. </li></ul><ul><li>Research historical women leaders </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Abagail Adams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Harriet Tubman </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rosa Parks </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Products <ul><li>Chart 1: traits of good president </li></ul><ul><li>Chart 2: traits of influential women in history </li></ul><ul><li>Campaign button, poster, and speech for chosen candidate </li></ul>
  12. 12. In a Good WebQuest <ul><li>Students will </li></ul><ul><li>take in information and transform it </li></ul><ul><li>use judgment and creative problem-solving </li></ul><ul><li>often use the computer and “real” objects to create products </li></ul>
  13. 13. Good Teachers Provide: <ul><li>Clear and interesting task </li></ul><ul><li>Example of a finished project </li></ul><ul><li>Step-by-step process </li></ul><ul><li>High-quality list of websites </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines on how to organize info </li></ul><ul><li>Closing lesson to review info </li></ul><ul><li>Scoring rubric </li></ul>
  14. 14. Where to Find WebQuests <ul><li>http://www.teachersfirst.com/webquest.htm </li></ul>
  15. 15. Wrap-Up <ul><li>Group 1 : </li></ul><ul><li>Create or find 3 good Webquest projects (http://www.teachersfirst.com/webquest.htm) </li></ul><ul><li>Group 2: </li></ul><ul><li>Paraphrase the elements and purpose of WebQuests. (Try to include some terms from Bloom’s taxonomy.) </li></ul><ul><li>Group 3: </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm some pros and cons of using WebQuests in the modern classroom </li></ul>
  16. 16. Bibliography <ul><li>Smith, Richard, Library Media Specialist, Cathedral High School. WebQuest Workshop. http://slideshare.net/rsmyth/webquest-workshop/ </li></ul><ul><li>Thirtenn Ed Online Workshop WebQuest. http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/webquests/index.html </li></ul>

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