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Web Quests

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Web Quests

  1. 1. WebQuests Inquiry-Oriented Activities and Internet Resources
  2. 2. What you’ll Do! Find out the meaning of a Webquest….. Figure out why- bother with Webquest…. Evaluate Webquests….
  3. 3. How can you make the most of this treasure on the web? Make a WEB QUEST !
  4. 4. Understanding webquests Allows teamwork and inquiry Gives you control <ul><ul><li>Task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sites </li></ul></ul>Process and product Webquest about webquests
  5. 5. What are some WebQuest? <ul><li>Look at some examples: Go to this TASKONOMY ,and you’ll see a bunch of different kinds of WebQuests: http: //webquest . sdsu . edu/taskonomy .html </li></ul>
  6. 6. Belief of Learning with WebQuest <ul><li>Belief behind WebQuest : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge acquisition and integration. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learner’s challenge : Deal with a significant amount of new information and make sense of it. </li></ul>= Information Information Information Learner Own experience + New Knowledge
  7. 7. Must a WebQuest Include Only Internet Resources? <ul><li>No! </li></ul><ul><li>Some or all of the information accessed by students is located within Internet resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet resources are accessed by students via hyperlinks within the WebQuest. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Short and Long WebQuests <ul><li>Short Term: 1 - 3 class periods </li></ul><ul><li>Long Term: 1 week to 1 month. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal : extension and refinement of knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Learner’s challenge in long term Webquest: deeply analyze body of knowledge, transform it, and demonstrate understanding by presenting it in some way </li></ul>
  9. 9. Most Times Students work together <ul><li>Group activities, but can be individualized </li></ul><ul><li>Role-playing activities </li></ul><ul><li>Single discipline or interdisciplinary activities </li></ul><ul><li>Look here for ways students can process: </li></ul><ul><li>http: //webquest . sdsu . edu/processguides/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. Critical Steps in WebQuest <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Task </li></ul><ul><li>Process and Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>GO HERE for more explanation: http://www.internet4classrooms.com/using_quest.htm </li></ul>
  11. 11. Looking at ONE Quest! <ul><li>The following webquest will be used throughout for an example. </li></ul><ul><li>To Kill a Mocking Bird Webquest </li></ul><ul><li>http: //questgarden .com/39/33/0/061027055238/index. htm </li></ul>
  12. 12. Introduction - in a WebQuest <ul><li>Preview of activity </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation to pursue the task </li></ul><ul><li>Connection to student’s prior knowledge and/or experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul>
  13. 13. Task (Objectives) - In a WebQuest <ul><li>Description of the problem </li></ul><ul><li>Description of the final product that requires student to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report information and/or ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Description of format of final product </li></ul><ul><li>Task </li></ul>
  14. 14. Process and Resources In a Webquest <ul><li>Description of step-by-step procedures to accomplish task </li></ul><ul><li>Procedures include a variety of substantive activities related to task </li></ul><ul><li>Resources are supportive of task and appropriate for students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet sources (at least three) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Internet sources (at least two) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PROCESS </li></ul>
  15. 15. Process Continued.. <ul><li>The hardest thing about the process is making SURE that you have enough structure. </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some good ideas: http: //webquest . sdsu . edu/processguides/ </li></ul>
  16. 16. Cautions Can you use it when you want to? Band width capacity Check during the day Video uses much more band width Be Prepared for shut downs Know your security systems Can you use Elmo? – Make sure you CITE it!
  17. 17. Evaluation <ul><li>Determination of what is evaluated and how it is evaluated </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation Form reflecting assessment criteria of process and/or product of the task </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rubric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criteria List </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checklist </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EVALUATION </li></ul>
  18. 18. Conclusion <ul><li>Logical resolution to the task </li></ul><ul><li>Connection to another aspect of the curriculum or to a real life experience </li></ul><ul><li>Encouragement for ongoing pursuit of the focus area </li></ul>
  19. 19. Your Assignment <ul><li>Review WebQuest samples. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate with a rubric </li></ul>
  20. 20. YOUR JOB: Pick and Assess a WebQuest! Read three slides next BEFORE doing the assignment! <ul><li>To pick a webquest: http://webquest.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Click on PORTAL </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Find a Quest , and begin searching for examples. YOU have 3 CHOICES for searching! I like the Curriculum Grade Level Matrix </li></ul>
  21. 21. Job Next Steps <ul><li>4. After viewing the Webquest, ASSESS IT, using the used you assess your webquests! </li></ul><ul><li>5. Bring YOUR Assessment to class, with WEB ADDRESS on it! </li></ul>
  22. 22. Adapted from Kathleen Schrock’s WebQuest Page Terry Giffel’s Beth Rajan Sockman’s

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