Web-based ProjectThe Web-based School Projects allows teachersand students to use the Internet for real lifeproblem solving. For example, Tom March and Dr.Bernie Dodge created the awesome WebQuestsactivity formats that allows teachers toinvolve PreK-Higher Education students incooperative groups as they develop a solution thatcan take the form of oral presentations, webpages and multimedia presentations. TheWebQuest and other Internet Projects in thisWeb Ring allows educators easy navigation toimportant sites.
World Wide Web (WWW or W3),collection of globally distributed textand multimedia, in personal computing,software and applications thatcombine text, high-quality sound, two-and three-dimensional graphics,animation, photo images, and full-motion video.
Access to the Web is for everyone including visual, auditory,physical, speech, cognitive, or neurological.The Web is used for receiving information as well as providinginformation and interacting with society, making it essential thatthe Web be accessible in order to provide equal access and equalopportunity to people.Many countries regulate web accessibility as a requirement forwebsites. International cooperation in the Web AccessibilityInitiative led to simple guidelines that web content authors aswell as software developers can use to make the Web accessible to persons who may or may not be using assistive technology.
Web QuestA Web Quest is an inquiry-oriented lessonformat in which most or all the information thatlearners work with comes from the web. Thesecan be created using various programs, includinga simple word processing document that includeslinks to websites.
Webquests in secondary education include the samecomponents as in primary education. Focus is onunderstanding a concept through the use of theInternet. Students have met the objective when theyhave gathered information and are able to show whatthey have learned. Webquests at the secondary levelcan be used across the curriculum.Secondary teachers can also make their own Webquest.Developing a good webquest requires that teachersanalyze several webquests to become familiar with thecomponents and format.
WebQuests provide a practical way for students toacquire information, debate issues, participate inmeaningful discussions, engage in role play simulations,solve problems, and, perhaps most importantly, becomeconnected and involved learners.The use of WebQuests in the middle school curriculumpresents an opportunity for classroom teachers to takea fresh approach toward meeting the demands of thecurriculum, it is important to remember that their useconstitutes one tool among many to be used in theclassroom.