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South Fayette WQ Intro

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South Fayette WQ Intro

  1. 1. An Introduction to Internet WebQuests Presented by Susannah Azzaro [email_address]
  2. 2. Essential Question <ul><li>How can I use a WebQuest with my students to explore something in the curriculum that is difficult to teach and hard to learn? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a WebQuest? <ul><li>Inquiry-oriented learning activity </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based </li></ul><ul><li>Based on engaging task or problem </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-defined resources from Web (and others) </li></ul><ul><li>Transformation of learning </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Short Term </li></ul><ul><li>One to three classes </li></ul><ul><li>Long Term </li></ul><ul><li>One week to one month </li></ul>Two Types of WebQuests <ul><li>Depending on…. </li></ul><ul><li>Grade level </li></ul><ul><li>Complexity of Task </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>1. Internet Safety </li></ul><ul><li>2. Higher Order Thinking / Transformation </li></ul><ul><li>3. Scaffolding </li></ul><ul><li>4. Cooperative Learning </li></ul><ul><li>5. Authenticity </li></ul>Top Five Reasons To Use WebQuests
  6. 6. 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>
  7. 7. Introduction <ul><li>Purpose: Prepare and hook students </li></ul><ul><li>Embed the essential question </li></ul><ul><li>Style: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set stage with role or scenario; or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide short advance organizer or overview </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example: The Crucible </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Task <ul><li>End result of learners’ activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>learners must process and transform info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>mystery solved </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>new product designed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>summary to be created </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>journal account </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>debate to be performed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Elizabethan Theater </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The Process <ul><li>Steps students go through to complete task </li></ul><ul><li>Include roles, resources, any necessary collaboration in this section </li></ul><ul><li>Separate resources by roles to prevent student confusion. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Return of the Great Game: Crisis in Central Asia </li></ul>
  10. 10. Evaluation <ul><li>Describe how learners’ performance will be evaluated. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>briefly summarize criteria; or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>link to separate rubric document; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Should evaluate accomplishments of objectives listed in lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Biotech, Inc. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 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: A City in Space </li></ul>
  12. 12. Evaluating WebQuests 1. Does essential question match up with grade-level benchmarks? 2. Does introduction have engaging hook? 3. Do roles match up with process? 4. Does process require a transformation of knowledge? 5. Are resources appropriate for grade level? 6. Do web resources offer enough information to complete project successfully?
  13. 13. Finding WebQuests
  14. 14. Simple Tools for Creating WebQuests <ul><li>QuestGarden </li></ul><ul><li>Filamentality </li></ul><ul><li>zWebQuest </li></ul><ul><li>PHPWebQuest </li></ul><ul><li>TeacherWeb </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PBWiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WetPaint </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Essential Question <ul><li>How can I use the Internet WebQuest model with my students to explore something in the curriculum that is difficult to teach and hard to learn? </li></ul>

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