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  1. 1. An African Safari! Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] A webquest for 3 rd graders Designed by Mary McCaffrey [email_address] Based on a template from The WebQuest Page
  2. 2. Introduction You just entered Africa to go on a safari trip! Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] . ~Imagine you just took a long plane ride to Africa. Its 110 degrees outside(really HOT) and there are exotic animals all around you. You want to know all about these animals so you go an a quest to find all the interesting information you can! ~There are four people on this safari with you. Each group is researching and gathering data from the internet about one specific African animal. When research is complete you will put your information into a power point presentation, excel spread sheet, and a newsletter. <ul><ul><ul><li>Research should include: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Where do these animals live? </li></ul><ul><li>What do these animals eat? </li></ul><ul><li>How long do they live? </li></ul><ul><li>How long do they sleep? </li></ul><ul><li>And any other interesting facts!!! </li></ul>Suggested animals for research: *Monkeys *Lions *Elephants *Giraffe *Zebras * Cheetah
  3. 3. The Task Student Page Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] By the end of this project, your group should: Title ~Gain information regarding a specific animal that lives in Africa. ~Create a power point presentation (at least 4 slides) with pictures and information about the animal of choice. ~Create a Excel Spread Sheet about the life span of your animal. ~Create a newsletter about the most interesting pieces of information you learned about your animal in Africa to send back to your classroom in America. ~Working together as a team.
  4. 4. The Process Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] <ul><li>First the teacher will put you into groups of four students for your safari. </li></ul><ul><li>Then students will agree on an animal to research. </li></ul><ul><li>Time will be given to go to the computer lab to gain information on their animal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some helpful websites include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/specials/articles/0,6709,217335,00.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* http://www.africanfauna.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>~You need to visit Google.com or Ask.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Type in your animals name to find many more websites to visit about your animal! Find at least one website on your own. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Gather and record all your interesting facts found from the internet websites. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Work together as a group to create a power point presentation (this should include information about where these animals live, sleep, what they eat, how long they should live, and other interesting facts)! There should be 4-10 slides in this presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Create an excel spread sheet about the life span of your animal with the help of all group members. </li></ul><ul><li>~include your spread sheet in you power point presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>7. As a group (using word Publisher) tell the class about the most interesting piece of information you found on your animal. Should be at least one paragraph long. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Present # 5, 6 & 7 to class. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Evaluation Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Beginning 1 Developing 2 Accomplished 3 Exemplary 4 Score Internet Use Needs assistance and unable to navigate through the websites. No sign of finding their own helpful websites. Able to navigate though websites/links after assistance. Navigation through these sites with little to no assistance. However, no use of websites found by using safe search engines. Information was found by using all the helpful links provided along with others found by using safe search engines. Navigation through these sights was easy and no assistance was needed. Organization There was no clear or logical organizational structure, just lots of facts. Content is logically organized for the most part. Uses headings or bulleted lists to organize, but the overall organization of topics appears flawed. Content is well organized using headings or bulleted lists to group related material. Requirements More than one requirement was not completely met. One requirement was not completely met. All requirements are met. All requirements are met and exceeded. Group Work Didn’t work well in group or didn’t contribute to assignment. Everyone contributed to the assignment. However, there was conflict dealing with group work. Everyone in group participated and contributed some research to the assignment. All members of the group participated and worked in a cooperative manner. Tasks were split up evenly.
  6. 6. Conclusion Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] I hope you had fun on your safari! Africa is full of interest, exciting and fun animals! The internet is a great tool to finding interesting facts, pictures and information. By using power point, word publisher (to create newsletters) and excel (to make spread sheets) you efficiently were able to present you information in a very professional and grown up manner. All of these computer programs will help you greatly in your future!!! I hope you share what learned with your parents, friends and peers! Thanks for you hard work and I encourage you to continue your safari by gaining information on the diverse animals of Africa!!!
  7. 7. Credits & References Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] The WebQuest Page The WebQuest Slideshare Group Creativecommons.org <ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http ://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http ://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/specials/articles/0,6709,217335,00.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http ://www.africanfauna.com / </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ask.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google.com </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. An African Safari! [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page A Web Quest for 3 rd Grade Designed by Mary McCaffrey Based on a template from The WebQuest Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion [email_address]
  9. 9. Introduction (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page <ul><li>I created this lesson so students could learn about the different types of animals in African by using technology. This lesson is created for 3 rd graders. </li></ul><ul><li>This lesson allows students use technology to gain information regarding African animals. I tell them that they are going on a safari and they need to collect information about the different animals they see. They need to collect data about… </li></ul><ul><li>* Where do these animals live? </li></ul><ul><li>*What do these animals eat? </li></ul><ul><li>*How long do they live? </li></ul><ul><li>*How long do they sleep? </li></ul><ul><li>*And any other interesting facts!!! </li></ul>Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  10. 10. Learners (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This lesson was created for 3 rd graders to increase their knowledge of African animals. The students need to have the basic understanding of using the internet to research information. They also need to have been taught how to use power point, Excel, and Word Publisher. In addition, these students should know how to write complete sentences and form paragraphs. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  11. 11. Curriculum Standards (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion Geography: 1.1 Students know how to use maps, globes, and other geographic tools to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective. GRADES K-4 In grades K-4, what students know and are able to do includes • reading and interpreting information from photographs, maps, globes, graphs, models, and computer programs, if available; and • displaying information on maps, globes, and geographic models*, and in graphs, diagrams, and charts. Science: Standard 3 Life Science: Students know and understand the characteristics and structure of living things, the processes of life, and how living things interact with each other and their environment. (Focus: Biology-- Anatomy, Physiology, Botany, Zoology, Ecology) 1. each plant or animal has different structures and behaviors that serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction
  12. 12. The Process (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion <ul><li>First the teacher will put you into groups of four students for your safari. </li></ul><ul><li>Then students will agree on an animal to research. </li></ul><ul><li>Time will be given to go to the computer lab to gain information on their animal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some helpful websites include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/specials/articles/0,6709,217335,00.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* http://www.africanfauna.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>~You need to visit Google.com or Ask.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Type in your animals name to find many more websites to visit about your animal! Find at least one website on your own. </li></ul></ul></ul>4 . Gather and record all your interesting facts found from the internet websites. 5. Work together as a group to create a power point presentation (this should include information about where these animals live, sleep, what they eat, how long they should live, and other interesting facts)! There should be 4-10 slides in this presentation.
  13. 13. <ul><li>Create an excel spread sheet about the life span of your animal with the help of all group members. </li></ul><ul><li>~include your spread sheet in you power point presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>7. As a group (using word Publisher) tell the class about the most interesting piece of information you found on your animal. Sound be one paragraph long. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Present # 5, 6 & 7 to class. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher note: </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers need to explain to their students how to use power point, Excel and Publisher/Word before they can complete steps 5-7. </li></ul><ul><li>This assignment should take around 2 weeks to complete if they are given time everyday to work on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Please go over internet safety with students before they begin their research. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Resources (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Teachers and students must have access to: ~Computers with: *internet access *Power Point *Excel *Publisher/Word Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  15. 15. Evaluation Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Beginning 1 Developing 2 Accomplished 3 Exemplary 4 Score Internet Use Needs assistance and unable to navigate through the websites. No sign of finding their own helpful websites. Able to navigate though websites/links after assistance. Navigation through these sites with little to no assistance. However, no use of websites found by using search safe search engines. Information was found by using all the helpful links provided along with others found by using safe search engines. Navigation through these sights was easy and no assistance was needed. Organization There was no clear or logical organizational structure, just lots of facts. Content is logically organized for the most part. Uses headings or bulleted lists to organize, but the overall organization of topics appears flawed. Content is well organized using headings or bulleted lists to group related material. Requirements More than one requirement was not completely met. One requirement was not completely met. All requirements are met. All requirements are met and exceeded. Group Work Didn’t work well in group or contribute to assignment. Everyone contributed to the assignment. However, there was conflict dealing with group work. Everyone in group participated and contributed some research to the assignment. All members of the group participated and worked in a cooperative manner. Tasks were split up evenly.
  16. 16. Teacher Script (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page <ul><li>First teacher goes over how to use programs on the computer such as power point, excel, and Publisher/Word </li></ul><ul><li>Second teachers divide students randomly into groups of 4. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher explains the assignment and has students tell her what animal they are going to research. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher allows computer lab time for students to collect facts on their animal. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher helps students in computer lab if they have any questions or problems. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write on board when students should be finding facts or working on their presentations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure all students are working together in a cooperative manner. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teacher evaluates the students on their presentation by using the evaluation rubric. </li></ul><ul><li>(this entire assignment should take around 2 weeks). </li></ul>Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  17. 17. Conclusion (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page After completing this lesson students will gain insight about a different part of the world by studying African animals. They will also understand how to use different computer programs such as the internet, power point, Excel and Publisher/Word. Their presentations should be fun and exciting for them. Children are very interested in animals and this should be a great activity to help them spark and excite them about learning. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  18. 18. Credits & References (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Creativecommons.org The WebQuest Page and The WebQuest Slideshare Group Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion <ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/specials/articles/0,6709,217335,00.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.africanfauna.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ask.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google.com </li></ul></ul></ul>

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