Mr. Moffat's Dream

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Mr. Moffat's Dream

  1. 1. Mr. Moffat’s Dream Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] A WebQuest for Ms. Temple’s 5th grade Student Moffat Tunnel Created By: A Student at Colorado State University
  2. 2. Introduction Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] <ul><li>You are David H. Moffat the richest man in Colorado in the early 1900’s. </li></ul><ul><li>You planned the construction of the Moffat Tunnel that would run from Boulder, Colorado to Winter Park, Colorado. </li></ul><ul><li>What exactly is your plan of action?... </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Task Student Page Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] <ul><li>It is your job as David H. Moffat to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Map the route of the tunnel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find the cost of your tunnel and make a bar chart of the different costs for construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write a letter to tell what else you would do to make Colorado a better place. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>During this activity, you will be using: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Excel PowerPoint to create a map </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Excel to make a pie chart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And Microsoft Word to write your letter </li></ul></ul>Title
  4. 4. The Process Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] <ul><li>Steps to Take for your project: </li></ul><ul><li>First you'll be assigned to a team of 3 students </li></ul><ul><li>Once you are in your groups, each member must take one job in the task list </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The three tasks are: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a map </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Making a pie chart </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And writing a letter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Here are the instructions for each task, and some helpful web links. </li></ul><ul><li>For the first task, you will want to find a map of the state of Colorado. </li></ul><ul><li>1.Click on the following link and copy and paste the map into a PowerPoint slide. http://www.johnnyroadtrip.com/cities/denver/maps/map_colorado.htm </li></ul><ul><li>2. Locate Winter Park and Boulder on the map and draw in the route of the tunnel with a line connecting the two cities. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Label your map, “Moffat Tunnel Route” and write your names under the title. </li></ul><ul><li>For the second task, use the following link to compare the millions used in the construction of the tunnel. Go to bottom of page for amounts: http://colorado.railfan.net/moffat/moff1.html </li></ul><ul><li>Write down the following amounts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The million pounds of dynamite used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The million board feet of timber used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And the how many millions it cost to build the tunnel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Write the three amounts in a column. One amount per square. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Highlight all three squares and click on insert then chart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Click the Bar Chart option </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Then Label the chart “The Millions used in the Construction of Moffat Tunnel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. For the final task brainstorm ideas on what you would do to make Colorado a better place. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Then pick your favorite idea and open Microsoft Word </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Type a half paged, single space document about what you would do to make Colorado a better place. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Evaluation Example: Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Beginning 1 Developing 2 Accomplished 3 Exemplary 4 Score Colorado Map of Moffat Tunnel Route Copy and Pasted the Colorado Map onto PowerPoint. Did not label map or draw route. Copy and pasted the Colorado Map onto PowerPoint and labeled the map. Copy and pasted the Colorado Map onto PowerPoint, labeled the map, drew the route but mislabeled the route. Correctly copy and pasted the Colorado Map, Labeled the Map, and drew the route correctly Bar Chart of Million s Used Entered amounts into a bar chart Entered amounts and labeled the bar chart Entered the correct amounts but mislabeled the chart Entered the Correct Amounts and Labeled the Bar chart Correctly Letter of Colorado improvements Wrote a paragraph with poor grammar and little explanation Wrote half a page with poor grammar and little explanation. Wrote a half page with ok grammar and an ok explanation. Wrote a half page with correct grammar and an adequate amount of explanation Attendance during presentation The group members missed more than 4 class sessions. The group members missed 3 class sessions. The group members missed 2 class sessions The group members missed 1 or no class sessions Group Effort It was clear only one member did most of the work It was clear only two members did most of the work All members participated but one member did not do their part All members participated equally in the project.
  6. 6. Conclusion Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Congratulations all you Mr. Moffats! You created a great tunnel! You were able to create the quickest route. You found the amount of materials needed for construction. Finally you created an great newsletter on your future improvement plans for the great state of Colorado. Without your help Colorado would have missed out on millions of dollars. Thank you for all your hard work and we will be contacting you all later for future plans!
  7. 7. Credits & References Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] I would like to thank the following website for their help in the creation of my WebQuest assignment! http://www.johnnyroadtrip.com/cities/denver/maps/map_colorado.htm http://colorado.railfan.net/moffat/moff1.html Other Links I would like to thank: The WebQuest Page and The WebQuest Slideshare Group that will provide the latest version of WebQuest information!
  8. 8. Mr. Moffat’s Dream [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page A WebQuest for 4 th to 5 th grade students Designed by a student at Colorado State University Based on WebQuest Template Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  9. 9. Introduction (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page The lesson was created in order to educate 4 th to 5 th grade students on the history of Colorado. The technology used in this assignment also increases a students use of these skills. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  10. 10. Learners (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This assignment is catered towards the 5 th grade level. This lesson is catered towards students in Colorado or close states. Students should have experience using Microsoft Word, Excel PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  11. 11. Curriculum Standards (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page The students will learn how to incorporate technology into their studies. Colorado History Standards Incorporated K-5 Lesson Creating a brief historical narrative that organizes people and events in history of their family heritage, school, neighborhood, local community, or Colorado. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  12. 12. The Process (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion <ul><li>Steps to Take for your project: </li></ul><ul><li>First you'll will assign your student to teams of three </li></ul><ul><li>Once you are in your groups, each member must take one job in the task list </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The three tasks are: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a map </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Making a pie chart </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And writing a letter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Here are the instructions for each task, and some helpful web links. </li></ul><ul><li>For the first task, you will want to find a map of the state of Colorado. </li></ul><ul><li>1.Click on the following link and copy and paste the map into a PowerPoint slide. http://www.johnnyroadtrip.com/cities/denver/maps/map_colorado.htm </li></ul><ul><li>2. Locate Winter Park and Boulder on the map and draw in the route of the tunnel with a line connecting the two cities. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Label your map, “Moffat Tunnel Route” and write your names under the title. </li></ul><ul><li>For the second task, use the following link to compare the millions used in the construction of the tunnel. Go to bottom of page for amounts: http://colorado.railfan.net/moffat/moff1.html </li></ul><ul><li>Write down the following amounts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The million pounds of dynamite used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The million board feet of timber used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And the how many millions it cost to build the tunnel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Write the three amounts in a column. One amount per square. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Highlight all three squares and click on insert then chart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Click the Bar Chart option </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Then Label the chart “The Millions used in the Construction of Moffat Tunnel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. For the final task brainstorm ideas on what you would do to make Colorado a better place. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Then pick your favorite idea and open Microsoft Word </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Type a half paged, single space document about what you would do to make Colorado a better place. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Resources (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page In order to complete this assignment students will need access to the following sources of technology Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Excel PowerPoint And these two websites: http://www.johnnyroadtrip.com/cities/denver/maps/map_colorado.htm http://colorado.railfan.net/moffat/moff1.html Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  14. 14. Evaluation (Teacher) Grade on a 4 point Scale [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion All members participated equally in the project. All members participated but one member did not do their part It was clear only two members did most of the work It was clear only one member did most of the work Group Effort The group members missed 1 or no class sessions The group members missed 2 class sessions The group members missed 3 class sessions. The group members missed more than 4 class sessions. Attendance during presentation Wrote a half page with correct grammar and an adequate amount of explanation Wrote a half page with ok grammar and an ok explanation. Wrote half a page with poor grammar and little explanation. Wrote a paragraph with poor grammar and little explanation Letter of Colorado improvements Entered the Correct Amounts and Labeled the Bar chart Correctly Entered the correct amounts but mislabeled the chart Entered amounts and labeled the bar chart Entered amounts into a bar chart Bar Chart of Million s Used Correctly copy and pasted the Colorado Map, Labeled the Map, and drew the route correctly Copy and pasted the Colorado Map onto PowerPoint, labeled the map, drew the route but mislabeled the route. Copy and pasted the Colorado Map onto PowerPoint and labeled the map. Copy and Pasted the Colorado Map onto PowerPoint. Did not label map or draw route. Colorado Map of Moffat Tunnel Route Exemplary 4 Accomplished 3 Developing 2 Beginning 1
  15. 15. Teacher Script (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Preview the teacher process page before giving out assignment to students. Search the links provided in the cited page. Once you are acquainted with these links and instructions insert or adapt to your own teaching philosophies. Be able to help direct students at each stage Know how to assess based on 4 point scale Give students adequate time to complete assignment during school time Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  16. 16. Conclusion (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page The lesson will educate your students on an aspect of Colorado history in an interactive way. It will also acquaint your students with technology, which is becoming very instrumental in today’s education standards. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  17. 17. Credits & References (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion I would like to thank the following website for their help in the creation of my WebQuest assignment! http://www.johnnyroadtrip.com/cities/denver/maps/map_colorado.htm http://colorado.railfan.net/moffat/moff1.html Other Links I would like to thank: The WebQuest Page and The WebQuest Slideshare Group that will provide the latest version of WebQuest information!

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