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					WebQuests & More!
A WebQuests & More Inventory:
• Who has NOT heard of Webquests, but is a curious soul?

• Who HAS HEARD of Webquests, but NOT USED one?
• Who has USED a WebQuest that was PRE-MADE?
• Who has ventured into the CREATING of a WebQuest?



„S & More Feedback?
       comments / tips?
WebQuests & More!
WHAT is a WebQuest?
A definition from Bernie Dodge,
         the originator of the WebQuest concept:                                                          Bernie Dodge,
                                                                                                          WebQuest guru



"A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity
         in which most or all of the information used by learners
                         is drawn from the Web.
.


WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well,
         to focus on using information rather than on looking for it,
                         and to support learners' thinking at the levels
                                         of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation."
.

         From the article, “Creating a WebQuest: It's Easier Than You Think!” By Linda Starr;
                                                             EducationWorld (http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/tech011.shtml)
WebQuests & More!
WHAT is an INQUIRY-BASED
Project? Jakes from Biopoint.com:
A definition from David


“Inquiry-Based Projects:
        • are processes where students address / formulate investigative questions
        • obtain factual information from Web resources
        • build knowledge that reflects an answer to the original question
        • make a rich and meaningful learning experience for students
         by embedding numerous process and thinking skills
        • involve individual learners or cooperative teams”



                     Webquests / Inquiry Based Projects:
                           similar structure, similar process, similar goals…
WebQuests & More:
So,
Do you think it‟s TIME     TO TRY (something new)
?

    Do you think it‟s TIME      TO LEAP (into a new
venture)   ?   Until you TRY,

                    YOU WILL NEVER
KNOW…
WebQuests & More!
WHAT constitutes a WebQuest?
                                                                             Introduction

      …what are the components?
• “The 6 Building Blocks”:
                                                                                 Task



      http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/buildingblocks/p-index.htm
                                                                                Process
   Provides a synopsis of, and examples for each step:
                  • Introduction / Scenario
                                                                              Evaluation
                  • Task / Essential Questions
                  • Process / Roles / Resources
                                                                             Conclusion
                  • Evaluation / Assessment Rubric
                  • Conclusion / Summary
                  • (optional) Teacher Page                                  Teacher Page
WebQuests & More!
The Introduction / Scenario:
         http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/buildingblocks/p-index.htm                     Introduction


                     shares background info,
                     establishes an “authentic” situation,
                     sets the stage,
                     provides a “hook” to lure the student




Examples:
Junk Food Webquest:              http://kelvinwong.net/webquest/
Let‟s Squash Tobacco Use:       http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/Musket/index.htm
March Madness:              http://www.madison.k12.ky.us/district/projects/WebQuest/MarchMadness/mmwebquest.html

Too Hot To Handle:               http://imet.csus.edu/imet2/nicher/toohotwebquest/index.html
WebQuests & More!
The Task:
          http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/buildingblocks/p-index.htm

                     outlines a plan - or course of action,
                     poses an essential question,                                                     Task

                     usually requires some type of decision-making,
                     identifies a culminating & interesting product




Examples:
I Am Joe‟s…:                     http://www.ufrsd.net/staffwww/stefanl/Webquest/joe/index.htm#introduction

It‟s Your Choice - Random Drug Testing:        http://www.arches.uga.edu/~traceyl/webquestintro.htm

NHL Salary Creator: http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/neiswender/default.htm
Nutrition For a Healthier You:   http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/egreen/index.htm
WebQuests & More!
The Process:
          http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/buildingblocks/p-index.htm

                     describes steps of action,
                     explains strategies,
                     includes accompanying questions to gather info,
                     provides hyperlinked resources
                                                                                              Process




Examples:
Identifying Sexual Assault:         http://homepages.gac.edu/~kleif/wqstep1.html
School Safety Webquest:             http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/nonviolence/intro.htm
Where Do I Go From Here?:            http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/mbiros/index.htm
Xtreme Sports / Xtreme Safety: http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/kbauer/index.htm
WebQuests & More!
The Evaluation:
          http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/buildingblocks/p-index.htm

                     describes the method of assessment,
                     explains learning outcomes,
                     offers an evaluation rubric




                                                                                                        Evaluation

Examples:
Healthiest Fast Food:             http://www.amphi.com/~psteffen/cheeseburger/index.htm

The Human Body:          http://www.evsc.k12.in.us/schoolzone/schools/EMPOWER/reitz/phyedept/HUMANBODY.html

Nuts About Nutrition:             http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/aperhamus/WQ/index.htm#evaluation

Why Shouldn‟t I Smoke:            http://www.geocities.com/stepht7s/page5.html
WebQuests & More!
The Conclusion:
            http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/buildingblocks/p-index.htm

                       wraps up the project,
                       reminds & reviews what has been learned,
                       encourages student reflection,
                       challenges students to extend the experience




Examples:
Dealing With Drug Addiction: http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/Mhorst/Index.htm
                                                                                          Conclusion
Fat Facts Webquest:                http://teacherweb.com/MD/OxonHillMS/FatFacts/h5.stm
FitQuest:                          http://imet.csus.edu/imet1/freeman/fqconclusion.html
Genocide:     http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/ofarrell/genocidewebquest/conclusion.htm
WebQuests & More!
The Teacher Page:
             http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/buildingblocks/p-index.htm

                        includes extra notes,
                        recommends resources,
                        lists / provides and special materials needed,
                        standards information,
                        some samples


Examples:
Addiction:              http://technoteacher.com/WebQuests/ADDICTION/index.htm
Diabetes Webquest: http://www.dutiel.com/webquests/diabetes/teacher.htm
Eating Disorders - A PSA:           http://www.mathrocks.net/webquests/ED_Webquest/t-index.htm

The Real Scoop on Tobacco: http://www.itdc.k12.ca.us/curriculum/tobacco.html#notes
                                                                                                 Teacher Page
WebQuests & More!
What ARE the “S & More?”
PIN by Tom March at Ozline   http://www.ozline.com/learning/theory.html
WebQuests & More!
What else do they INCLUDE?
(categories)a compilation of key works or, resources;
  • Topic Hotlist - (
             ideally a webpage with hyperlinked bookmarks for other‟s use
  • Multimedia Scrapbook - links to photos, maps, stories, facts, quotes, audio clips,
           virtual tours, etc. to explore important aspects of a topic in preparation for
           students being able to construct a visual project reflecting their learning
  • Knowledge / Treasure Hunt - questions posed for students to gather up-to-
          date information and background knowledge using linked webpages
  • Subject Sampler - small number of topic-oriented links aimed at getting students
           to connect to a topic by visiting engaging, interactive or emotional sites
  • Webquest - a complex or debatable issue, challenging task or real-life
          scenario to be investigated, discussed, evaluated and even
          solved after students consult numerous web resources and
          materials to construct their own decisions and solutions
WebQuests & More!
What do the “S & More” LOOK
like? (examples)
  • Topic Hotlists - (      hyperlinked resources)
 Crool Zone- School Safety Issues: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/nonviolence/hotlist.htm
 Especially Espanol: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/espanol/index.html#hotlist
 Space Hotlist: http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/hotlists/space.html

 • Multimedia Scrapbooks - (visual               explorations)
 Donner Online: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/donner/index.html
 Exploring China: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/China/scrapbook.html

 • Knowledge / Treasure Hunts - (Q & A hunts )
 Five Senses: http://www.swlauriersb.qc.ca/english/edservices/pedresources/webquest/senses.htm
 Heart Internet Hunt: http://homepage.mac.com/cohora/ext/heart.html
 Hunt For Dental Health: http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/hwhatley/shunt.htm
 My Lungs: http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/joannregruto/shunt.htm
WebQuests & More!
What do the “S & More” LOOK like?
(examples)
 • Subject Samplers - (up          close & personal vantages) *
 An Insect‟s Perspective: http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/grant/insects/
 Cells Sampler: http://www.kn.sbc.com/wired/fil/pages/samcellsjw.html
 Money Matters: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/democracy/sampler.html
 My China: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/China/sampler.html
 Sampling African America: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/BHM/bh_sampler.html


 • WebQuests - (complex,authentic style, investigative evaluations)
 Little Rock 9 - Integration 0: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/BHM/little_rock/
 Preventing a Heart Attack: http://www.biopoint.com/gvsu/heartattack.html
 Real Scoop on Tobacco: http://www.itdc.k12.ca.us/curriculum/tobacco.html
 School Safety: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/nonviolence/intro.htm
 Shh - We‟re Writing the Constitution: http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/brooklyn/constitution/
WebQuests & More!

Zen   in the Art of Teaching with the Web:
  “It's a lot like what you're already doing.
   It's unlike anything you've ever done before.”
                                                    Tom March, Ozline.com
                                           http://www.ozline.com/learning/theory.html




                     David Thornburg, “futurist and technology specialist,”
                     explains why technology requires more teacher-student
      D. Thornburg   interaction than ever before.


           “Teachers need to show their students how to judge
           and evaluate the information they find.”
                        http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/webquests/index_sub1.html
WebQuests & More!
                                                                “answers must be
                                                                  discovered or
                                                                     created”
“focus on USING information
rather than on looking for it…”




                                     Why?
                                                               “allows them
                                                                to explore
                                                               in a guided,
                                                            meaningful manner”
“must process information -
      not regurgitate it”



                                          “allows them
                                    to use their imagination
                                  and problem-solving skills”
WebQuests & More!
“It takes the humdrum out of traditional
lessons and allows the students
to gain knowledge on their own…                                      “I love Webquests - -
all in a well-thought out way.”                             they are meaningful activities
                                                   that allow students to do a great deal
                                                                    of controlled research

                                           Why?                 in a short period of time.”

“I also have found that some people
are amazed to see the way
that lower functioning students work
                                                                     “A good web activity
when they are in the writing center.”
                                                                 keeps the students very
                                                                   focused and on task.”

Q: Did you create your own project from scratch?
   A: Yes
Q: How did that process work out for you?
   A: Great. I totally completed a Webquest in 6 hours of a trade-off In-Service day.
WebQuests & More!
HOW can WebQuests be
used?
1. USE pre-existing WebQuests or Internet projects
       (be sure to CHECK ALL LINKS!)

2. MODIFY pre-existing WebQuests or Internet projects
      (again, be sure to CHECK ALL LINKS!)

3. CREATE OWN WebQuests or Internet projects
       • templates are available in HTML (webpage format) OR MS Word
       • MS Word can be converted to HTML: FILE / SAVE AS WEBPAGE
       • Bernie Dodge‟s San Diego State Univ.s WebQuest Templates:
                http://webquest.sdsu.edu/LessonTemplate.html
       • another HTML format: http://www.mtwp.k12.pa.us/~jane_glass/wqhtmltemplate.html
       • another MS WORD format: wqwordtemplate.doc
WebQuests & More!
Where can you FIND pre-made
WebQuests?
Searching:
        http://webquest.sdsu.edu/adapting/index.html
 Best WebQuests:
             http://bestwebquests.com/
 Berks County Intermediate Unit:
             http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/default.htm
 Biopoint:
             http://www.biopoint.com/online_gallery/Welcome.html
 Blue Web‟n:
             http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/
 Dr. Alice Christie‟s Matrix of 282 WebQuests:
             http://www.west.asu.edu/achristie/wqmatrix.html
 Kathy Shrock:
             http://kathyschrock.net/webquests/index.htm
WebQuests & More!
Where can you FIND pre-made
WebQuests?
Louisiana State University:
         http://asterix.ednet.lsu.edu/~edtech/webquest/
 Macomb County School District:
          http://www.macomb.k12.mi.us/wq/webqindx.htm
 Midge Frazel:
          http://midgefrazel.net/lrnwebq.html
 Milford, CT Public Schools WebQuests:
          http://www.milforded.org/teachers_rooms/wq.asp
 My Teacher Tools:
          http://www.myteachertools.com/
 New Mexico State University:
          http://education.nmsu.edu/webquest/examples.html
 New South Wales Dept. of Education:
          http://www.curriculumsupport.nsw.edu.au/learningtechnologies/webquests/quests.htm
WebQuests & More!
Where can you FIND pre-made
WebQuests? WebQuest page (Bernie Dodge):
San Diego State University‟s
        http://webquest.sdsu.edu/
 Spartanburg County SD:
          http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/WebQuests.html
 Technology Challenge Grants:
          http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/projects/index.html
 Richard Levine‟s List:
          http://www.coollessons.org/coolunits.htm#WEBQUESTS
 University of Richmond:
          http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/
 West Bend WebQuest Resource List:
          http://www.west-bend.k12.wi.us/webquest/
WebQuests & More!
HOW does one CREATE /modify
WebQuests?begin planning?
…Wondering HOW to
        Dodge‟s site:       http://webquest.sdsu.edu/designsteps/index.html



…Wondering WHAT SCENARIO / TASK to create?
        Design Patterns: http://webquest.sdsu.edu/designpatterns/all.htm
                * this site provides descriptions, applications and examples

        WebQuest Taxonomy of Tasks:               http://webquest.sdsu.edu/taskonomy.html



…Wondering HOW TO SHARE or POST your projects?
    School / Staff webspace? http://www.mtwp.net/~jane_glass
    Free Webpage Space: http://www.educyberpg.com/Internet/INTERESTINGSITES/FreeWebPage.htm
WebQuests & More!
HOW does one CREATE /modify
WebQuests?
…Wondering WHAT components to include?
                                                                                     Introduction




 • “Remember the 6 Building Blocks:”                                                     Task

              http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/buildingblocks/p-index.htm

                                                                                        Process
      Provides a synopsis of, and examples for each step:
               • Introduction / Scenario
                                                                                      Evaluation
               • Task / Essential Questions
               • Process / Roles / Resources
               • Evaluation / Assessment Rubric
                                                                                     Conclusion


               • Conclusion / Summary
               • * (Teacher Page)
                                                                                     Teacher Page
WebQuests & More!
Sample Projects:
Stress Screen
Heartfelt Letter
Fiscal Fitness - Corp. / Teen
Happy Meals
Weighty Issue
Truth About Tobacco
Serious Stuff About Substance Abuse - Webpage / Musica
            WebQuests & More!
Down
1. process of investigation, evaluation       K                      THINK of QUESTIONS
application of a hypothetical, but            N
authentic scenario                            O
2. compiled list of hyperlinked websites      W                                    or COMMENTS
to serve as resources                         L
3. experiential style of learning through
engaging, emotionally charged sites
                                              E                                     that YOU may
                                              D
                                                                                           have…
4. seek & find style of questions leading
to gathering of information and               G
knowledge
                                              E
                                              H
                                              U                                    While I have
                                              N                              a few QUESTIONS
Across                                        T
3. university site of WebQuest origination                                           for YOU !
5. main tool for student research
6. Mr. WebQuest
7. topical exploration via links to photos, maps, audio clips, and virtual tours
WebQuests & More!
There are many ways, shapes and forms
in which you might be able to use these online activities…
                     …let your imagination be your guide!


Are you feeling that (now) it may just be
        TIME TO TRY (something like WebQuests &
More)   ?
Are you feeling that (now) it truly is
        TIME TO LEAP (into a new Internet-based
project) ? …Just as the song says, until you TRY,
                          YOU WILL NEVER
WebQuests & More!
       THANK YOU for your
           interest!
 „S & More Info:
         • To access the handout from today‟s workshop,
          go to the website URL:
                            http://www.mtwp.net/~jane_glass/
and follow the instructions in the section:
    20. PSAHPERD Convention „05, Lancaster PA (11-18-05)
                      and click on the underlined link.



  Questions?