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WebQuest for zunal.com

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WebQuest for zunal.com

  1. 1. Prof. Alben P. Sagpang Seminar-Workshop on Developing Technology-Rich Instructional Materials in Mathematics June 8 – 11 , 2009 University of Mindanao, Davao City
  2. 2. What is WebQuest? <ul><li>An inquiry-oriented activity </li></ul><ul><li>Uses resources on the World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances HOTS: </li></ul><ul><li>Problem-solving </li></ul><ul><li>Decision-making </li></ul><ul><li>Creative thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Critical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesizing </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is WebQuest? <ul><li>Promotes student-centred approaches: </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative learning </li></ul><ul><li>– a complex task to accomplish by a group </li></ul><ul><li>Project-based learning </li></ul><ul><li>– a project to complete as an output of </li></ul><ul><li> solving real-world problem using a </li></ul><ul><li>variety of tools </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is WebQuest? <ul><li>Inquiry-based learning </li></ul><ul><li>– seeking for truth/explanations about a phenomenon; resolving an issue </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery learning </li></ul><ul><li>– seeking pattern/generalization of a phenomenon </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is WebQuest? <ul><li>Uses alternative assessment instruments (usually a rubric) </li></ul><ul><li>Requires students to go beyond simple fact finding </li></ul><ul><li>Different from “scavenger hunts” (students are given a list of items they must find (answers to questions, for example, or instances of data) and are set loose on the Web </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is WebQuest? <ul><li>Interesting </li></ul><ul><li>Motivating </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering </li></ul><ul><li>Founder - Dr. Bernie Dodge </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego State University </li></ul>
  7. 7. Two Types of WebQuest <ul><li>Short-term WebQuest </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge acquisition and integration </li></ul><ul><li>making sense of large amounts of information </li></ul><ul><li>typically completed in one to three class periods </li></ul>
  8. 8. Two Types of WebQuest <ul><li>Long-term WebQuest </li></ul><ul><li>extending and refining knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>analyzing a body of knowledge thoroughly and transforming it </li></ul><ul><li>creating a product that others can respond to </li></ul><ul><li>typically completed in one week to a month </li></ul>
  9. 9. Parts of WebQuest (for zunal.com) <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Task </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Page </li></ul><ul><li>Note: These parts may not be exactly the same with other Webquest formats </li></ul>
  10. 10. Introduction <ul><li>Overview (often a simple one) of what is to come </li></ul><ul><li>Many WebQuests take place within a story setting; in these instances, the Introduction is where the plot and characters are introduced </li></ul>
  11. 11. Task <ul><li>Focus: What students are going to do – the end result/product </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>problem or mystery to be solved </li></ul><ul><li>position to be formulated and defended </li></ul><ul><li>product to be designed </li></ul><ul><li>personal insight to be articulated </li></ul><ul><li>anything that requires the learners to process & transform the information they've gathered </li></ul>
  12. 12. Process <ul><li>Includes clear steps to accomplish the task </li></ul><ul><li>Resources needed </li></ul><ul><li>(from Web or other supplementary files) </li></ul><ul><li>Introduces role playing for group task </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 13. Evaluation <ul><li>Evaluation criteria needed to meet performance and content standards </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g., BEC competencies/Syllabi/NCBTS) </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment tool (.e.g., Rubric) </li></ul><ul><li>Explanation: How grade is computed – e.g. common grade for group work vs. individual grades? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Conclusion <ul><li>Summarizes what the learners will have accomplished or learned in this WebQuest </li></ul><ul><li>May include additional links to encourage them to extend their thinking into other content beyond this lesson </li></ul>
  15. 15. Teacher Page <ul><li>  Includes information to help other teachers implement the Webquest: </li></ul><ul><li>Target learners </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Notes for teaching the unit </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Sample student output </li></ul>
  16. 16. Sample WebQuests <ul><li>www. zunal.com </li></ul><ul><li>Where appropriate, you may use those WebQuests in your instruction </li></ul>
  17. 17. WebQuest Rubric <ul><li>  Originally created by Dr. Bernie Dodge, the Founder of WebQuest </li></ul><ul><li>Let us use Version 1.03 </li></ul><ul><li>Modified by Laura Bellofatto, Nick Bohl, Mike Casey, Marsha Krill, and Bernie Dodge </li></ul><ul><li>Last update – June 19, 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  18. 18. Planning Your Own WebQuest <ul><li>  Step 1: Decide to Adapt a WebQuest or Create from Scratch </li></ul><ul><li>Creating from scratch </li></ul><ul><li>– might seem like a daunting task </li></ul><ul><li>Adapting an existing WebQuest </li></ul><ul><li>– give credits for any ideas you use </li></ul>
  19. 19. Planning Your Own WebQuest <ul><li>  Step 2: Choose a Topic, Title, Subject & Grade </li></ul><ul><li>How to choose an effective topic? </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to BEC competencies/Syllabi </li></ul><ul><li>– the one that you used to </li></ul><ul><li>N ot all topics are appropriate for WQ </li></ul><ul><li>One that encourages inquiry-based, technology-rich project, invites creativity, has can have multiple interpretations </li></ul>
  20. 20. Planning Your Own WebQuest <ul><li>  Step 2: Choose a Topic, Title, Subject & Grade </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm some topics for your final product </li></ul><ul><li>As you develop your lesson topic, consider what goals and standards you would like the final lesson to address. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Planning Your Own WebQuest <ul><li>  Step 2: Choose a Topic, Title, Subject & Grade </li></ul><ul><li>What are the Big Question(s) you'd like your students to answer as a result of doing this activity? </li></ul><ul><li>You will need to consider what roles you will have your students play. Three to four roles is usually a good number </li></ul>
  22. 22. Planning Your Own WebQuest <ul><li>  Step 2: Choose a Topic, Title, Subject & Grade </li></ul><ul><li>Make a catchy title </li></ul><ul><li>Determine subject and grade level </li></ul>
  23. 23. Planning Parts of WebQuest <ul><li>  Introduction </li></ul><ul><li> Provide an engaging first statement that sets the stage for the entire Webquest. </li></ul><ul><li>Use your creativity to immediately “hook” students. </li></ul><ul><li>Include the essential or guiding question* around which the WebQuest revolves </li></ul><ul><li>(*Note: may be included as part of the Task) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide necessary background information. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Planning Parts of WebQuest <ul><li>  Task </li></ul><ul><li> Describe the end result of the work students will do. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: a performance, </li></ul><ul><li>a multimedia presentation, </li></ul><ul><li>a product </li></ul><ul><li>You may have everyone complete the same </li></ul><ul><li>You may offer your students a variety of tasks from which to choose. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Planning Parts of WebQuest <ul><li>  Process </li></ul><ul><li> Describe the step-by-step process students will go through to accomplish the task . </li></ul><ul><li>Define any roles they will be playing. </li></ul><ul><li>Taking the time to carefully explain the process up front will head off many potential problems and help to avoid frustration and confusion. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Planning Parts of WebQuest <ul><li>  Process </li></ul><ul><li> Information Sources – Identify the online and offline resources students may use. </li></ul><ul><li>Embed links to Internet resources in the WebQuest itself. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Planning Parts of WebQuest <ul><li>  Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li> Measure student results periodically during the WebQuest as well as at the end. </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing feedback will help keep students motivated and on target with their research. </li></ul><ul><li>Many rubrics are available online or you may create your own. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Planning Parts of WebQuest <ul><li>  Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li> Make a final statement that: </li></ul><ul><li> – brings closure to the WebQuest </li></ul><ul><li> – gives students an opportunity to reflect on what they’ve learned. </li></ul><ul><li>Many quests conclude by encouraging students to extend their learning. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Planning Parts of WebQuest <ul><li>  Teacher Page </li></ul><ul><li> List the following: </li></ul><ul><li> – objectives, </li></ul><ul><li> – standards </li></ul><ul><li> – credits/references </li></ul><ul><li> – etc. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Getting Your WebQuest Published <ul><li>T wo options to choose: </li></ul><ul><li>Option 1: Submission for Completion Only </li></ul><ul><li>be published immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Option 2: Submission for Completion & Featured </li></ul><ul><li>be published after 48 h on front page </li></ul><ul><li>featured at zunal.com </li></ul><ul><li>you will get lots of visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Take a tour: www.zunal.com </li></ul>

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