Scaffolding Web Exploration: Use of WebQuest By: Ledong Li
What is WebQuest? <ul><li>A WebQuest is “…an inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that learne...
Why WebQuests <ul><li>The Impact of the Internet and WWW </li></ul><ul><li>-The World’s Biggest Encyclopedia?? </li></ul><...
Basic Elements of WebQuest <ul><li>There are five basic components of an average WebQuest: </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction ...
Introduction <ul><li>The purpose of the Introduction section is to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>set the stage for the activity  ...
Task <ul><li>The Task block in a WebQuest is a description of what the learner will produce by the end of the activity.  <...
Process <ul><li>The purpose of the Process block is to: </li></ul><ul><li>give a step-by-step description, relatively shor...
Evaluation <ul><li>The Evaluation section is designed to: </li></ul><ul><li>display a rubric to measure the product as obj...
Conclusion <ul><li>The Conclusion section of a WebQuest provides an opportunity to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>summarize the ex...
Constructing WebQuests <ul><li>Use Netscape Composer to construct your WebQuest.  Start with a  template .  </li></ul><ul>...
Locating Resources <ul><li>Use “search engines” </li></ul><ul><li>Examples:  Excite ;  Yahoo ;  Dogpile </li></ul><ul><li>...
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This powerpoint presentation is a well-prepared one that illustrates all the stages involved in a webquest,for both instructors as well as for students. It is also quite user-friendly with all the relevant hyperlinks inserted to make the slides more explanatory and understandable.

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  1. 1. Scaffolding Web Exploration: Use of WebQuest By: Ledong Li
  2. 2. What is WebQuest? <ul><li>A WebQuest is “…an inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that learners interact with comes from resources on the Internet...&quot; (Definition given by Bernie Dodge, the originator of this format for web based lessons.) Example: Searching for China </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why WebQuests <ul><li>The Impact of the Internet and WWW </li></ul><ul><li>-The World’s Biggest Encyclopedia?? </li></ul><ul><li>-The Information Superhighway!? </li></ul><ul><li>-The World’s “Junkyard”?! </li></ul><ul><li>WebQuest’s Impact on Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>-Student motivation and authenticity </li></ul><ul><li>-Thinking skills / Scaffolding </li></ul><ul><li>-Cooperative learning </li></ul><ul><li>-Technology integration / Web access </li></ul>
  4. 4. Basic Elements of WebQuest <ul><li>There are five basic components of an average WebQuest: </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>
  5. 5. Introduction <ul><li>The purpose of the Introduction section is to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>set the stage for the activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>catch the reader's attention to draw them into the quest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide background information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Introduction </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Task <ul><li>The Task block in a WebQuest is a description of what the learner will produce by the end of the activity. </li></ul><ul><li>It also describes the tools that are to be used to produce the expected product – such as a HyperStudio stack or PowerPoint presentation, a written report, or an oral presentation. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Task </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Process <ul><li>The purpose of the Process block is to: </li></ul><ul><li>give a step-by-step description, relatively short and clear </li></ul><ul><li>provide links to Internet sites interwoven within the steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Process </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Evaluation <ul><li>The Evaluation section is designed to: </li></ul><ul><li>display a rubric to measure the product as objectively as possible </li></ul><ul><li>(Note: It should leave little room for question) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Evaluation </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>The Conclusion section of a WebQuest provides an opportunity to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>summarize the experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>encourage reflection about the process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>extend and generalize what was learned </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>add higher level questions that may be researched at another time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Conclusion </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Constructing WebQuests <ul><li>Use Netscape Composer to construct your WebQuest. Start with a template . </li></ul><ul><li>(Please use the handouts for directions.) </li></ul><ul><li>Write a WebQuest in the form of a Word document. ( Download ) </li></ul><ul><li>Use multiple-page WebQuest templates. ( Download ) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Locating Resources <ul><li>Use “search engines” </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Excite ; Yahoo ; Dogpile </li></ul><ul><li>Collect useful WebQuest sites </li></ul><ul><li>Example: WebQuest Page </li></ul><ul><li>Collect useful websites for your content area teaching and learning activities </li></ul>

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