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					                                                   Inspired by Annette Lamb’s I-Totems



                                             The Joy of Learning



                       The WebQuest
Computers and the Internet are valuable teaching and learning tools.




        Ideal for a collaborative learning project !



      Nellie Deutsch July 4, 2005 ETAI Annual Conference            1
             Learners Need
   Information
       Questions
            To simulate inquiry and exploration
       Access to facts
            Knowledge and wisdom
       Guidance on how
            Select
            Evaluate
            Apply
            Organize
            Synthesize
            Communicate ideas
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            Learners Need
   Time
       To watch, wonder
       To explore, question, search
       To create
   Opportunities
        Choices and Alternatives
       Explore
       Do, try
       Travel
       Interact
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            Learners Need
   Tools
       Resources
       Technologies
       Material for physical and mental work
   Experience
       Practical
       Meaningful
       Active participation
       Varied activities


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              Learners Need
   Motivation
       Self-directed
       Relevant and Meaningful
       Authentic activities
       Models
            Positive
            supportive
            enthusiastic




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                Learners Need
   Strategies

       Techniques to cope with
            Strengths
            Weaknesses
            Opportunities
            Problems




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    Why Use a WebQuest?
   Justify the cost of placing computers in
    classrooms
   Administrators and parents are concerned about
    students' unguided use of the Internet.

        Is it really worth the costs?
        Is it really necessary?

   Effective use of the Internet in the classroom.




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         Building Blocks
   Introduction
   Task
   Process
   Resources
   Evaluation
   Conclusion
   Teacher Page



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           WebQuests Support

 Teamwork
 Collaborative
 Cooperative
 Critical thinking
 Self-discovery
 Self-directed
 Self-paced
 Inquiry-based

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            Duration

    Short Term
   One to three lessons
   Knowledge acquisition and integration
   Significant amount of information and
    makes sense of it




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          Duration
Long Term
   A week to one month
   Instructional goal
       Extend and expand knowledge
       Refine knowledge
   Learner
       analyzes a body of knowledge
       transforms it
       demonstrates understanding




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        Thinking skills
   comparing
   classifying
   inducing
   deducing
   analyzing errors
   constructing support
   abstraction
   analyzing perspectives


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              My WebQuests
   http://www.nelliemuller.com/WebQuestsbyNellie
    Deutsch.htm*_blank


           Why a WebQuest?
   A WebQuest for teachers

    http://www.scs.k12.tn.us/why_webquests/why_w
    q.htm*_blank


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Doing is succeeding!



     So go for it …


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