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Internet based instructional strategies

  1. 1. Internet-Based Instructional Strategies Grades K-12<br />By<br />Patricia Campbell<br />Work Cited:<br />March, Tom. “Working the Web for Education.” Ozline. August 1997. 28 May 2011<br />
  2. 2. Included in This Presentation<br />Topic Hotlists<br />Multimedia Scrapbooks<br />Treasure Hunt<br />Subject Sampler<br />WebQuest<br />Virtual Fieldtrip<br />Streaming Media<br />
  3. 3. Topic Hotlist<br />Definition: A collection of the most useful or interesting Web sites, related to a specific topic, that you would like your students to view. Hotlists are similar to having a stack of Library books in your classroom for students to browse. <br />Benefits: <br />Saves students time searching the Web by providing students with instant access to useful sites<br />Provides a variety of information about a specific topic<br />Allows you to add Web resources to a unit or activity that you have already prepared<br />What’s Missing: What you want your students to achieve will not be part of your Hotlist. It will most likely be on a separate handout.<br />
  4. 4. How to Create a Topic Hotlist<br />Go to (Filamentality)<br />Click “Start a New Page,” and follow the prompts for creating a username and password<br /><br />Click “Spin This Thing”<br />Click “Add Links”<br />Choose a Search Engine provided (towards the bottom), and conduct a search for your topic.<br />When you find useful links about your topic, copy and paste the Web address for each link into the “Location” section on the “Add Links” page.<br />Give a “Title” and short “Description” to each link.<br />When all of your links have been added, Click “Hotlist.”<br />Choose a Main Title for your Hotlist and an Introduction ( or a set one can be provided for you).<br />Use the prompts to categorize your links and choose colors for “Background, Text, Links, and Links Visited.”<br />Click “Hotlist” and view your completed Hotlist (which can now be found online) by clicking on the provided Web address.<br />Example of my Topic Hotlist:<br />
  5. 5. Multimedia Scrapbook<br />Definition: provides links to different media and content (video, photographs, maps, stories, sound clips, virtual tours, quotations, etc.) about a specific topic. Students use these Scrapbook links to download or copy and paste aspects of the topic they find most important into different formats (newsletter, collage, Hyperstudio, bulletin board, Web page).<br />Benefits: 1) Student creations will be from a variety of resources. 2) Students can explore information based on their interests 3) Offers an open, student-centered approach to learning<br />What’s Missing: Similar to a Hotlist, specific learning is not targeted in the creation of a Scrapbook. Rather, it is used to gather information that can then be used to arrive at a specific goal.<br />
  6. 6. How to Create a Multimedia Scrapbook<br />Go to Filamentality<br />“Start a New Page” or “Edit an Existing Page.”<br />Follow the prompts to add new links or use existing links.<br />Enter an introduction (or one can be provided for you).<br />Enter a “culminating question” for students to consider when creating their scrapbooks.<br />Categorize your links.<br />Click “Scrapbook” to view your completed Multimedia Scrapbook<br />Example of my Multimedia Scrapbook<br /><br />
  7. 7. Treasure Hunt<br />Definition: A collection of 10-15 links that you have gathered to provide your students with essential information (text, sound, video, graphics) about a specific topic of study. For each link provided, pose one key question that your students must find the answer to by viewing the provided links.<br />Benefits: <br />Develops solid knowledge of a topic<br />Students use a deeper thought process when locating answers to questions<br />Creating a “Big Question” can help students make sense of what they have learned <br />
  8. 8. How To Create a Treasure Hunt<br />Go to Filamentality<br />Create a Main Topic, Username, and password (Just as you would to create a Hotlist and Scrapbook) or “Edit an Existing page.”<br />Click “Spin This Thing”<br />Add all Links to pertaining sites and information<br />Click “Hunt”<br />Design a question for each link provided about the information you feel is essential for your students to learn.<br />Customize an Introduction and culminating question (or one can be provided for you).<br />Choose your design colors and click “Hunt”<br />Example of my Treasure Hunt:<br /><br />
  9. 9. Subject Sampler<br />Definition: A small (half a dozen) list of interesting Web sites about a specific topic for students to interact with and respond to personally. <br />Benefits: Instead of finding the answers to specific questions, Subject Sampler’s allow students to share their opinions and perspectives about a topic with a community of learners.<br />
  10. 10. How To Create A Subject Sampler<br />Go to Filamentality<br />Insert your username, password, and topic or “Edit an Existing Page.” Click “Spin this Thing”<br />Insert links and page designs. Click “Sampler”<br />Review the “Guide to Good Questions” page provided<br /><br />Add questions, a title, an introduction (or one can be provided), and conclusion (or one can be provided). Click “Sampler.”<br />Example of my Sampler:<br /><br />
  11. 11. WebQuest<br />Definition: An activity that challenges groups of students to use higher order thinking skills to consider what they have learned about a topic from a variety of online resources. The products of WebQuests can receive feedback from other students all over the world. <br />Topics: It is best to choose topics that are often under dispute or that allow for various perspectives and points of view. Current events, social topics, and environmental issues work best.<br />Benefits: 1. Goes beyond just learning facts 2. Promotes a higher level of thinking 3. Allows students to reflect on a topic and share their perspective 4. May be a good way to introduce a topic, and then proceed with a Treasure Hunt or Subject Sampler.<br />
  12. 12. How To Prepare for a WebQuest<br />Students can begin by first learning some background information about the given topic.<br />Divide students into groups and assign each student with a specific job that allows him or her to become the “expert” of that particular part of the topic.<br />As a group, students must combine their individual tasks to create a final product (such as emailing real world experts).<br />
  13. 13. How To Create A WebQuest<br />Go to Filamentality<br />Click “Start a New Page” or “Edit an Existing page.”<br />Enter the “Main Topic,” your “Username,” your “Password,” and your “Email.”<br />Click “Add Links.” Enter “Titles,” “Location,” “Descriptions,” and click “WebQuest.”<br />Review your links, create category names for each link, categorize your links, and click “WebQuest.”<br />Click “Customize the Text.”<br />Add an “Introduction,” a “Task,” and “Instructions.”<br />Include “Background Information,” and assign student “Roles.”<br />Enter specific “Instructions” and “Links.”<br />Consider a “Conclusion.”<br />Click “Post.” Your WebQuest is complete!<br />Example of my WebQuest<br /><br />
  14. 14. Virtual Field Tripand Live Streaming Video<br />Virtual Field Trips: Students can take these Internet trips without leaving the classroom! <br />For Example: Kennedy Space Center<br />Live Streaming Video: Access to Internet-based Video<br />For Example: NASA KSC Video Feed<br /><br />