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					Inquiring Minds:
 Internet Projects & Webquests



                                  PETE & C ‘04
                                             Hershey, PA
                                             02 - 23 - 04

                                             Presented by:
                                               Jane Glass
                          Manheim Township School District
                                    jane_glass@mtwp.net
                   http://www.mtwp.k12.pa.us/~jane_glass
        http://www.mtwp.k12.pa.us/~jane_glass/minds.html
Motivation & Mastery                 ??
      • WHO is not familiar with Webquests,
         but came today to check out something new?

      • WHO has heard of the term,
         but could not easily explain what Webquests are?

      • WHO could define the term Webquest,
         but hasn’t used one in a class ?

      • WHO has used pre-designed Webquests
         as a class activity?

      • WHO has created his / her own Webquest
         from scratch?
The AGENDA:

 • WHAT in the world is a Webquest?

 • WHY use Webquests?

 • WHO can use Webquests in the classroom?

 • WHERE can you find examples of Webquests?

 • HOW can you design your own Webquests?
  WHAT in the world is a “Webquest?”
                            …sometimes referred to as “Inquiry-Based Learning”


• A definition from the chief “guru:”

  "A WebQuest,"      according to Bernie Dodge, the originator of the concept,

  "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)
  WHY use “Webquests?”
                     …sometimes referred to as “Inquiry-Based Learning”

• Advantages:
    +  Applies content knowledge to real-life situations …
    + Dares students to explore and be creative !
    + Variety and interest for instructors = )
    + Alternative method of assessments to traditional quizzes or tests !!
    + „Nother way to use technology!
    + Taps into higher order thinking skills (evaluation, hypothesizing and interpretation)
    + Accesses an abundance of up-to-date information & resources : )
    + Gives the students more responsibility as an active learner !
    + Engaging and challenging = )
    +   State   Standards !!
  WHAT in the world is a “Webquest?”
                               …sometimes referred to as “Inquiry-Based Learning”


• Do you recognize any of these images or names?

 Bernie Dodge
                                       David Jakes
                                                     http://www.biopoint.com/online_gallery/Welcome.html




   Tom March




       http://www.ozline.com/learning/index.htm




                                                                           http://webquest.sdsu.edu/
  WHAT in the world is a “Webquest?”
                         …sometimes referred to as “Inquiry-Based Learning”


• Definitions from David Jakes / Biopoint:

 “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 vs. Inquiry Based Projects:
        …similar structure, similar process, similar goals…
WHAT in the world is a “Webquest?”
               …sometimes referred to as “Inquiry-Based Learning”



 Samples . . . to “get the gist”::
    • Tobacco Scoop


                           Eating Disorders     (left panel)



                                                               • Too Hot to Handle (* html template)

    • Ginseng (Biopoint)

                   • Squashing Tobacco Use (* visual html template)


                                                                   • Addiction    (WQ template + music + c)
 WHAT in the world is a “Webquest?”
                           …sometimes referred to as “Inquiry-Based Learning”

• Webquests:

       • “give students a task that allows them to use their imagination and problem-solving
   skills. The answers are not predefined and therefore must be discovered or created.

      • “are also a wonderful way of capturing students' imagination
   and allowing them to explore in a guided, meaningful manner”

      • “allow students to explore issues and find their own answer,
   particularly with controversial issues - students must do more than memorize information.
   …They must process the information in meaningful ways
   and reach moral and ethical decisions guided by facts.”
                                                     (Kenton Letkeman, a resource-based learning consultant
                                                     for the Tisdale School Division in Saskatchewan, Canada
                                                     http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/tech011.shtml)
  WHAT are other types
            of Internet projects?
• Examples:         (PINK papers)       http://www.ozline.com/learning/theory.html

     • Topic Hotlist - compilation of key works, resources;
             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
     • Knowledge / Treasure Hunt - list of webpages and questions
              for gathering up-to-date information / knowledge
     • Subject Sampler - small number of topic-oriented links to engaging, interactive
             or emotional sites
      • Webquest - complex or debatable issue to be investigated and evaluated from
             an authentic perspective
WHO can use Webquests in the classroom?

• Teachers of ALL curricular areas:

      Check under various topic headings:
                         • FOR EXAMPLE, Health & Physical Education ….
                          might also be able to look under the headings of:
                                 • Science       OR
                                 • Life Skills
      Most sites and projects are categorized by levels:
                         •Early Elementary (~K-2nd)
                         •Late Elementary (~3rd-5th)
                         •Intermediate (6th-8th)
                         •Secondary (9th-12th)
  HOW can you START to use Webquests?

• Teachers have 3 basic routes:

     1. Use pre-made & packaged Webquests posted on the Web
        (there are MANY projects “out there” that have been posted by other
        educators to be shared with teachers just like YOU ! )
     2. Modify existing Webquests to fit own needs
     3. Create original Webquests from scratch, customized to
        own specific interests, lessons, levels, and resources
                                                                   1.


  HOW can you START to use Webquests?

• The 1st route:

    1. Use pre-made & packaged Webquests posted on the Web:
        there are MANY projects ….BUT first follow the 6 Ss:

     Search - Webquest databases, galleries & databases - where?
     Sift - compile a list of potentials; how do they compare ?
     Scour - identify YOUR lesson’s needs; are they appropriate?
     Sample - TEST the links; are they active?
     Select - bookmark the best!
     Save - to a shared storage space for students?
             to a teacher/class webpage? on a handout?
                                                                                                  1.


 WHERE can you find Webquest examples?
• Templates & ready-to-use projects:
    The “jackpot sites:”

     Bernie Dodge‟s Webquest site at San Diego State Univ.: http://webquest.sdsu.edu/

     Biopoint: http://www.biopoint.com/online_gallery/Welcome.html

     Blue Web‟n: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/

     edHelper: http://www.edhelper.com/cat311.htm

     Kathy Schrock: http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/webquest/webquest.html

     My Teacher Tools: http://www.myteachertools.com/webquests.php

     Technology Challenge Grants: http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/projects/featured/featured.html



                                                                 More !
                                                                                          1.


 WHERE can you find Webquest examples?
• Templates & ready-to-use projects:
    Additional sites:

     Berks County Intermediate Unit: http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/default.htm

     Eduscapes: http://www.eduscapes.com/sessions/cyberprairie/webquests.htm

     Macomb County SD: http://www.macomb.k12.mi.us/wq/webqindx.htm

     Midge Frazel/Southcoast Tech. Ctr: http://midgefrazel.net/lrnwebq.html

     Region 20: http://www.esc20.net/etprojects/formats/9_12.html

     Spartanburg County SD: http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/WebQuests.html

     Teft Middle School: http://my.ais.net/~rlevine/morewebquests.html
                                                                                1.


  WHERE can you find Webquest examples?

• Exploring & Searching:

 Rather than you having to worry about typing any or all of these URLs,
         I have already hyperlinked them for you at:

                          http://www.mtwp.k12.pa.us/~jane_glass/minds
                          Check (by clicking on) several of the Webquest websites.


                  Any others to share from the audience?
                                                                 2.


  HOW can you START to use Webquests?

• The 2nd route:

    2. Modify existing Webquests to fit your needs:


     Search / Sift / Scour / Sample / Select /


     MODIFY -      need to extract or add certain elements?



     Save -   to a shared storage / server space for students?
              to a teacher/class webpage? on a handout?
                                                                                  2.


  HOW can you START to use Webquests?

• The 2nd route:

    2. Modify existing Webquests to fit your needs:

                HTML/webpage format:
                       (Dreamweaver, ClarisHomepage, Frontpage, Notepad, etc.)
                       Need help?
                       Quick & Dirty HTML: http://www.ozline.com/learning/html.html


       OR in
               MS Word format (URLs auto-hyperlinked)
                       *** Examples:
                                 Healthy Planet 1           Healthy Planet 2
                                                                                2.


  HOW can you START to use Webquests?

• The 2nd route:

    2. Modify existing Webquests to fit your needs:

     Optional templates for you to use; access from:
                         http://www.mtwp.k12.pa.us/~jane_glass/

         Scroll down to: 11. PETE & C „04 : Inquiring Minds / Templates

         Select appropriate format:
                         • HTML/webpage format:: wqhtmltemplate.html
                         • MS Word format: wqwordtemplate.doc

          To download / save:
               PCs: RIGHT CLICK & HOLD / SAVE TARGET AS:
               Rename as YOUR file in YOUR folder with appropriate extension!
                                                                        3.


  HOW can you START to use Webquests?

• The 3rd route:

    3. Create your own Webquests from scratch, customized to
        your own specific interests, lessons, levels, and resources


     Spark / Synthesize -        formulate plans for lesson & project


     Search -    online resources appropriate for lesson; bookmark


     Save -   to a shared storage / server space for students?
              to a teacher/class webpage? on a handout?
                                                                                          3.


HOW can you design your own Webquests?
• Basic Components:
    Bernie Dodge/San Diego SU:
    • Introduction
    • Task
    • Information sources
    • Process                  Tom March/Ozline:
    • Guidance                 • Introduction
    • Conclusion               • Task
                               • Process
                               • Resources         David Jakes/Biopoint: (BUFF papers)
                               • Evaluation         http://www.biopoint.com/inquiry/ibr.html
                               • Conclusion        • Introduction/Scenario
                                                    • Task
                                                         > Essential Question
                                                         > Foundation Questions
                                                    • Resources
                                                    • Product
                                                    • Assessment/Evaluation
                                                                                 3.


HOW can you design your own Webquests?
• Basic Components:
  •Introduction / Scenario     “orients students and captures their interests;
  • Task /Product
      > Essential Question
  • Process / (Roles?)         sets the stage;
      > Foundation Questions
  • Information / Resources    provides some background information;
  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • (Conclusion)
                               provides a hook -

                               pulls students into the problem;

                               places student in an authentic role




        “Spark / Synthesize”
                                                                                3.


HOW can you design your own Webquests?
• Basic Components:
  • Introduction / Scenario    “describes the activity's end product;
  •Task /Product
      > Essential Question
                                    is doable and interesting;
  • Process / (Roles?)
      > Foundation Questions
  • Information / Resources    embeds an essential question;
  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • (Conclusion)               requires students to make a decision,

                                     or plan a course of action;

                               frames the essential question in an authentic,

                                     real-world context”




        “Spark / Synthesize”
                                                                                        3.


HOW can you design your own Webquests?
• Basic Components:
                               Types of Products:
  • Introduction / Scenario
                               Analytical / Compiling / Consensus Building /
  •Task /Product               Creative Product / Design / Journals / Judgment /
      > Essential Question
  • Process / (Roles?)         Mystery / Persuasion / Retelling / Self- Knowledge /
      > Foundation Questions   Scientific
  • Information / Resources
  • Assessment & Evaluation    Design Patterns:
  • (Conclusion)               http://webquest.sdsu.edu/designpatterns/all.htm

                               End products: (BLUE paper)
                               http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/tpss99/tasksimap/


                               Taskonomy Tasks:
                               http://webquest.sdsu.edu/taskonomy.html




        “Spark / Synthesize”
                                                                            3.


HOW can you design your own Webquests?
• Basic Components:
  • Introduction / Scenario    “clearly describes steps that the learners
  • Task /Product
      > Essential Question
                                    should follow to accomplish the task;
  •Process / (Roles?)
      > Foundation Questions
  • Information / Resources
                                explains strategies students should use
  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • (Conclusion)                    to complete the task”

                               includes a set of „foundation questions,‟

                                    designed to acquire the information

                                   (necessary to fulfill the challenge)”




        “Spark / Synthesize”
                                                                                 3.


HOW can you design your own Webquests?
• Basic Components:
  • Introduction / Scenario    “are the hyperlinked Web sites
  • Task /Product
      > Essential Question
  • Process / (Roles?)            that students will use to complete the task;
      > Foundation Questions
  •Information / Resources     prevents the learner from wandering
  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • (Conclusion)
                                  through web space completely adrift;

                               eliminates wasted time and frustration

                                  for the student”




        “Search”
                                                                                          3.


HOW can you design your own Webquests?
• Basic Components:
  • Introduction / Scenario
  • Task /Product
      > Essential Question                       “measures the results of the activity;
  • Process / (Roles?)
      > Foundation Questions                     specified by assessment rubrics”
  • Information / Resources
  •Assessment & Evaluation
  • (Conclusion)




                   Rubrics for Webquests:
                     Ozline: http://www.ozline.com/webquests/rubric.html
                     San Diego State: http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquestrubric.html
                     Spartanburg: http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/webquestrubric.htm
                                                                                       3.


 GETTING STARTED:
• Begin with the end !                 (http://www.ozline.com/webquests/design.html)

   • What would you like the students to demonstrate?
                > what knowledge / understanding should be gained?
                > what objectives should be attained? what standards should be addressed?
                 …… Identifying the desired results should help provide direction

   • Formulate a task w/an “essential question” & several foundation questions.
   • Consider the “products” that could be developed.
                 > Decide upon individual or group process (w/possible roles).

   • Create a “hypothetical scenario” or introduction to set the stage.
   • Research for/compile online resources.
   • Design an evaluation tool or modify an existing one.
                                                                                       3.


 PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:
• Extras & Options!
       • Composing the “Webquest Lesson”
               HTML/webpage format:
                  (Dreamweaver, ClarisHomepage, Frontpage, Notepad, etc.)
                  Need help? Quick & Dirty HTML: http://www.ozline.com/learning/html.html
       OR in
               MS Word (URLs auto-hyperlinked)


       *** Examples:
                            HTML in Dreamweaver:
                                      Heartfelt Letter
                                      Happy Meals
                                      Fiscal Fitness        “Suzie     Michelle”
                                                                   Wendy’s    Subway
                                                                           3.


PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:
   • Extras & Options!

    Optional templates for you to use; access from:
                               http://www.mtwp.k12.pa.us/~jane_glass/

       Scroll down to: 11. PETE & C „04 : Inquiring Minds / Templates

       Select appropriate format:
                    • HTML/webpage format:: wqhtmltemplate.html
                    • MS Word format: wqwordtemplate.doc

       To download / save:
          PCs: RIGHT CLICK & HOLD / SAVE TARGET AS:
          Rename as YOUR file in YOUR folder with appropriate extension!
                                                                                          3.


 PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:
• Extras & Options!
           > Add graphics for enhancement (MS Office Library, Design Gallery, online sites)

               4Animation Factory: http://www.animationfactory.com/

               JAC Clipart Gallery: http://www.jach.hawaii.edu/JAClocal/images/clipart/

               MS Design Gallery Live:

                                http://office.microsoft.com/home/default.aspx

               Nanoworld Image Gallery: http://www.uq.edu.au/nanoworld/images_1.html

               San Diego State’s Webquest Library: http://webquest.sdsu.edu/graphics.html

               School Discovery: http://school.discovery.com/clipart/
 PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:
• Extras & Options!
       Check for copyright & releases;
                  Cyberbee:
                              http://www.cyberbee.com/cb_copyright.swf

                 Permission Template for online materials (teacher & student forms available)
                              http://www.landmark-project.com/permission1.php

                 SLATE Citation Machine:
                              http://www.landmark-project.com/citation_machine/cm.php?ctype_get=16



       Internet Projects Registry:
                              http://www.globalschoolhouse.org/pr/_cfm/index.cfm

       My Project Pages: http://www.myprojectpages.com
 THANK YOU for your interest!
• P.S.:
     • Questions?         jane_glass@mtwp.net

     • To access the Power Point show from today‟s workshop,
       go to the URL:
             http://www.mtwp.k12.pa.us/~jane_glass/
          and follow the instructions in the section:
          11. PETE & C „04; Hershey, PA (02-23-04)


    GOOD LUCK … Think M & Ms ! … AND HAVE A
            GREAT REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR !

				
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