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Web Based Activities

  1. 1. Activities Web-Based An InteractiveTutorial Click here to enter. July 2004 Copyright E. Bergstresser 1
  2. 2. Introduction Contents Home You will be presented with six different Internet-based project formats. Choose the format(s) that best fits your curriculum needs, student ability levels, and overall purpose. For additional information or assistance contact your technology integrators: [email_address] [email_address] Welcome to Web-based learning!
  3. 3. Contents Home Hotlist Knowledge Hunt Affective Exploration Insight Reflector Concept Builder WebQuest
  4. 4. Hotlist Contents Home Description Focuses on a specific topic Can be easily accessed from: Word document in shared folder Web page Saves students search/surf time Provides a quality, online resource for the classroom A collection of hyperlinks that: Search Tools www.abuzz.com www.answerpoint.com www.Askme.com
  5. 5. Hotlist Contents Home How to create one Select a topic for your curriculum Search for Web Resources that are age and content appropriate Include a description of each Web site! Add to a lesson you’ve already prepared Copy and paste the URLs into your Word Document or Web page
  6. 6. Hotlist Contents Home Examples A Hotlist on Weather – Weather basics, games, careers, pictures and projects Use this site to create a free online hotlist! Take a look at these! Exploring China – A scrapbook activity using a hotlist
  7. 7. Knowledge Hunt Contents Home Description Helps students develop their own knowledge Identifies specific information essential to understanding Provides direct links to Web pages not sites Encourages synthesis
  8. 8. Knowledge Hunt Contents Home Choose a specific topic Find Web pages that hold information essential to understanding Pose one key question from each Web site How to create one Include a culminating question
  9. 9. Knowledge Hunt Contents Home Examples (Click on the treasure chests below to view samples) The Treasures of China Introduction to Fractions
  10. 10. Affective Exploration Contents Home Description Students… explore Web sites organized around a main topic respond from a personal perspective feel connected to the information
  11. 11. Affective Exploration Choose a small number of intriguing Web sites Contents Home How to create one Ask for perspectives, interpretations, comparisons to personal experiences Let students know that their views are valued
  12. 12. Affective Exploration Contents Home Examples My China Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Money Matters?
  13. 13. Insight Reflector Contents Home Explore Probe Reflect Description Students: Examine pre-selected Web sites Are prompted to “look beneath the surface” Record the twists and turns of their thinking process
  14. 14. Insight Reflector Contents Home How to create one Gather sites that will generate cognitive dissonance Create reflective prompts Provide opportunity to write
  15. 15. Insight Reflector Contents Home The Otherness Of the Past Reflecting on migrant workers Examples
  16. 16. Concept Builder Contents Home Question Tap into higher level thinking skills Look for key characteristics; argue interpretations Move beyond concrete definitions Description
  17. 17. Concept Builder Contents Home How to create one
  18. 18. Concept Builder Contents Home Examples Exploring Examples to Discover Truth No Fear O’ Eras
  19. 19. WebQuest Contents Home Description Addresses complex questions and problems Emphasizes cooperative learning Presents a central question and related task Uses an inquiry- oriented approach Goes beyond learning facts, connecting emotionally, or developing concepts Immerses students in real learning
  20. 20. WebQuest Contents Home How to create one An introduction: Write with the student as the intended audience The task: Describe end result of the learners’ activities Resources: Point out sources available to accomplish the task The Process: Describe the steps learners should go through An Evaluation: Explain how performances will be assessed A Conclusion: Summarize what will be accomplished; extend thinking Develop...
  21. 21. WebQuest Contents Home Examples Click on the magnifying glasses to view examples American Civil War Edgar A. Poe Tuskegee Tragedy
  22. 22. Creating a Hotlist of Links <ul><li>The easiest way to make a link to a web page is simply to type </li></ul><ul><li>in the URL (web address). </li></ul><ul><li>As soon as you press space bar or Enter, it becomes a link. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: www.weather.com </li></ul></ul></ul>Contents Home Using Word Method #1 What if you want to make a word or phrase into a link? Hotlist
  23. 23. Creating a Hotlist of Links Contents Home Using Word Method #2 What if you want to turn a picture or graphic into a link? Hotlist <ul><li>To make a word (or words) into a link: </li></ul><ul><li>Type the word(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Select the word(s) – (Click and drag) </li></ul><ul><li>Click the icon on your toolbar OR select Insert>Hyperlink </li></ul><ul><li>Type or paste the URL into the address box and click OK </li></ul><ul><li>Your cursor should now turn into a pointing hand when you roll over your hyperlink. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: CV Technology Web page </li></ul>
  24. 24. Creating a Hotlist of Links Using Word Method #3 Click to go to “Summer Goodies” Contents Home Hotlist <ul><li>To turn a picture or graphic into a link: </li></ul><ul><li>Insert the graphic or piece of clip art </li></ul><ul><li>Select it so that its handles are showing </li></ul><ul><li>Click the icon on your toolbar OR select Insert>Hyperlink </li></ul><ul><li>Type or paste the URL into the address box and click OK </li></ul><ul><li>Your cursor should now turn into a pointing hand when you roll over your picture or graphic. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul>
  25. 25. Review Contents Home There are a variety of ways to structure a Web-based learning activity: Hotlists Affective Explorations Knowledge Hunts Concept Builders Insight Reflectors WebQuests
  26. 26. Acknowledgements Contents Home Content Information: http://www.mhcbe.ab.ca/notredame/ND%20Learning/ip.htm#six http://www.keithstanger.com/filamentality.html http://webquest.sdsu.edu/ http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/webquest/webquest.html Graphics and Design: http:// office.microsoft.com http://www.kinderart.com/painting/mondrian.shtml Dr. Ted Mannino, Director of Technology, Cumberland Valley School District (Mondrian-style graphic on title slide created using MS Paint)
  27. 27. Biography Contents Home <ul><li>Elaine Bergstresser is a technology integrator and elementary computer teacher for the Cumberland Valley School District. </li></ul><ul><li>She holds teaching certificates in German, English, and Business Education, and recently earned her Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate. </li></ul><ul><li>She developed this tutorial for professional development training within her district. </li></ul>