Designing an Internet WebQuest Instructional Technology Services of Central Ohio, Inc. 2400 Olentangy River Rd Columbus, O...
What is a WebQuest? <ul><li>Inquiry-oriented activity </li></ul><ul><li>Based on an engaging task </li></ul><ul><li>Uses p...
History <ul><li>Developed by Bernie Dodge, professor of Educational Technology at San Diego State University, in 1995. </l...
Short-Term WebQuest <ul><li>Instructional Goal: knowledge acquisition and integration. </li></ul><ul><li>Time Frame: 1-3 c...
Long-Term WebQuest <ul><li>Instructional Goal: extend, refine, analyze knowledge; demonstrate understanding by making pres...
Bloom’s Taxonomy and WebQuests <ul><li>Synthesize conflicting opinions. </li></ul><ul><li>Put multiple sources of data tog...
WebQuest Building Blocks <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Task </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Resources...
Introduction <ul><li>Purpose:  To prepare and hook the reader. </li></ul><ul><li>Length:  Short paragraph </li></ul><ul><l...
The Task <ul><li>Concisely describe what end result of learners’ activities will be.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anything that ...
The Process <ul><li>Outline of learners’ steps. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide guidance on how to organize the information gath...
Resources <ul><li>List and point to resources that learners can use to accomplish the task. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electron...
Evaluation <ul><li>Describe how learners’ performance will be evaluated. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>briefly summarize your crit...
Conclusion <ul><li>Summarize what learners will have accomplished or learned by completing WebQuest. </li></ul><ul><li>Opt...
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Designing and Internet WebQuest

  1. 1. Designing an Internet WebQuest Instructional Technology Services of Central Ohio, Inc. 2400 Olentangy River Rd Columbus, OH 43210 http://www.itsco.org
  2. 2. What is a WebQuest? <ul><li>Inquiry-oriented activity </li></ul><ul><li>Based on an engaging task </li></ul><ul><li>Uses pre-defined resources from the Web (and others) </li></ul><ul><li>Can be short- or long-term </li></ul>
  3. 3. History <ul><li>Developed by Bernie Dodge, professor of Educational Technology at San Diego State University, in 1995. </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote a summary of idea and posted it to the Web: Some Thoughts About WebQuests </li></ul><ul><li>http://webquest.sdsu.edu/about_webquests.html </li></ul>
  4. 4. Short-Term WebQuest <ul><li>Instructional Goal: knowledge acquisition and integration. </li></ul><ul><li>Time Frame: 1-3 class periods. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Long-Term WebQuest <ul><li>Instructional Goal: extend, refine, analyze knowledge; demonstrate understanding by making presentation to class. </li></ul><ul><li>Time Frame: one week to one month. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Bloom’s Taxonomy and WebQuests <ul><li>Synthesize conflicting opinions. </li></ul><ul><li>Put multiple sources of data together to discover the non-obvious. </li></ul><ul><li>Create something new within the constraints of a problem definition. </li></ul><ul><li>Define a stance and defend it. </li></ul>
  7. 7. WebQuest Building Blocks <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Task </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  8. 8. Introduction <ul><li>Purpose: To prepare and hook the reader. </li></ul><ul><li>Length: Short paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>Style: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set the stage with a role or scenario; or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a short advance organizer or overview </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example: Back in Time </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/ath/library/webquests/backintime/default.htm </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Task <ul><li>Concisely describe what end result of learners’ activities will be. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anything that requires the learners to process and transform what they’ve gathered. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>series of questions that must be answered; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>summary to be created; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>problem to be solved; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>position to be formulated or defended; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>creative work. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Example: Hurricane 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>http://geocities.com/charatbeach/huricane.html </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Process <ul><li>Outline of learners’ steps. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide guidance on how to organize the information gathered. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggestions to use flow charts, summary tables, concept maps, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checklist of questions to analyze the information with. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optional: Links to guide documents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example: Colonial American Art </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.teachtheteachers.org/projects/JSmall/public_html/amerart/index.htm </li></ul>
  11. 11. Resources <ul><li>List and point to resources that learners can use to accomplish the task. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Include brief description of each resource. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Extreme Sports WebQuest </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.longwood.k12.ny.us/wmi/wq/werner2/index.htm </li></ul>
  12. 12. Evaluation <ul><li>Describe how learners’ performance will be evaluated. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>briefly summarize your criteria; or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>link to separate rubric document; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specify whether there will be a common grade for group work vs. individual grades. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Should evaluate accomplishments of objectives listed in lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: The Four Houses of Hogwarts </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.itsco.org/webquest/class/plittle/webquest.html#Evaluation </li></ul>
  13. 13. Conclusion <ul><li>Summarize what learners will have accomplished or learned by completing WebQuest. </li></ul><ul><li>Optional: Include rhetorical questions or additional links. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Get Me Out of Here! </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.teachtheteachers.org/projects/JGarnett/index.htm </li></ul>

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