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?