Science Web Quests Links to over 250 science web quests listed alphabetically. http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/computing/web_quests/science/
Web Quests Writing a webQuest for your Classroom A 9-step approach to writing web quests. teach-nology - The Art and Science of teaching with Technology is a registered http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/computing/web_quests/
Extractions: Downloads ... Professional Development Enter your email address for FREE weekly teaching tips! Home Teacher Resources Lesson Plans Computing ... Creating a WebQuest - Includes a concept map. Social Science WebQuest Inservice - A primer for Social Studies Teachers, but useful for all teachers. WebQuest Evaluation Form WebQuests for Learning - One of the best source on the Internet for learning about Web Quests. WebQuests in our Future - A nice article that provides a rationale for the use of Web Quests. WebQuests: Designing Online Curriculum Modules That Promote Engaged Learning - A great source for those who wish to jump into the use of Web Quests. WebQuest Page - An easy to read FAQ. Webquests and Resources for Teachers - Over 50 examples of subject specific Web Quests. Writing a WebQuest for your Classroom - A 9-step approach to writing Web Quests.
The Best On The Web For Teachers word searches, hidden tiles, jumbles, match the theme, missing letters, cryptograms, cloze, cyber hunts, sequence lists, web quests , online 26, teach English! http://teachers.teach-nology.com/cgi-bin/bestof/topsites.cgi?humpherlinks
Extractions: Back to Culture WebQuest A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. Serious learning using the Web. These WebQuest based around a city with teacher's notes. Activities include vocabulary, listening and grammar practice You may need to download plug-ins for some of the sites listed in the Web Quests. These are free: Real Player Macromedia Flash QuickTime Try our new theme-based Web activities for teaching English including Webquests, Mulitimedia collage and much more. Please note that due to the dynamic nature of this section, some of the web links we include in the exercises may become broken and pages may disappear. Please contact us if you come across any broken links. Thanks.
WEB QUESTS For those of us that teach fitness, this site could be of interest to you and your students. The goal of this web quest is to have the students create a http://csis.pace.edu/schools/nr/creagan/quest.html
Extractions: WebQuests are inquiry-oriented activities where the learners gather informations in whole or in part from the Internet. WebQuests are usually qroup activities which are motivational in nature. There are two levels of WebQuests: short term and long term. Short term WebQuests are designed to introduce new users of the Internet to the pleasures and mechanics of the Web while acquiring new knowledge about a subject or topic. Short term WebQuests usually last between one to three class periods. Long term WebQuests last from one week to one month. Long term WebQuests are designed to extend and refine the acquired knowledge through the use of higher order thinking skills. Here are several examples of WebQuests that can work with our curriculum. SPENDING HABITS - MONEY IN ACTION This new WebQuest was designed by Anne Sicheri of the North Salem (NY) School District for use with her 8th grade students. Students are challenged to create a student newletter on spending to help Uncle Charlie's nephews and nieces wisely spend their portion of his lottery winnings. PYRAMID POWER This WebQuest challenges student to formulate the menu for a new fast food franchise that is nutritionally sound using the quidelines of the food pyramid. This site was created by Jake Hines and Kathy Croxall.
Evolution Webquest Most biologists feel that you can t teach about animals and biology without using In this activity, you are going to create an informational web site exploring http://www.biologycorner.com/quests/evolquest/
Extractions: Evolution Webquest Introduction Evolution is known as the "Unifying Theory of Biology", yet it is probably the most controversial theory. Some people oppose evolution because of religious beliefs, and some even believe strongly that the theory should not be taught in schools at all. The debate has been going on for several years. Most biologists feel that you can't teach about animals and biology without using the Theory of Evolution to explain why things are they way they are. In this activity, you are going to create an informational web site exploring the controversy of evolution and answering some of your own questions about the topic. It is best to enter this project with an open mind. Task Your final project is a web page that will be posted on the web for other students to read, so you should always consider your audience. If you don't know how to make a webpage, don't worry. The word processor on your computer will convert what you write into a webpage. Your web page should be visually appealing and contain lots of good information and facts about the Theory of Evolution and include some pictures. Learning goals learn the main tenants of the Theory of Evolution.
Extractions: You're on the Internet now what? Explore Filamentality, Treasure Hunts and Web Quests with your students. A plethora of resources for teachers and students is also available. Filamentality - is a fill-in-the-blank interactive Web site that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet sites, and turning Web resources into activities appropriate for learners. So it helps you combine the Filaments of the Web with a learner's mentality (get it?). Filamentality was designed by the SDSU/Pacific Bell Fellows Applications Design Team/Wired Learning Web Quest - Visit the "WebQuest"web page at San Diego State University, EdTec Department. Triton Project - "The Triton Project" is a multi-partner educational collaborative that integrates technology with the standards-based education reform efforts of the San Diego City Schools to create new learning opportunities for students and teachers. Triton features a unique ocean-themed curriculum that utilizes the capabilities and unique appeal of modern technology to capture interest in core curricula, provide a highly interactive education program, and produce improved student achievement in elementary and secondary schools throughout the district.
Web Quests web quests. web Quest Links. A webQuest is an inquiryoriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the web. http//www.teach-nology.com/teachers/ lesson_plans/computing/web_quests/ http://www.blairoaks.k12.mo.us/Technology/Web_Quests.htm
Learning Quests links to Early Childhood web quests, Language Arts web quests, Maths web quests, Science web quests and Social Studies web quests http//www.teachnology.com http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jmresources/webprojects/webprojects.html
Extractions: Definition Learning Quests are structured learning activities in which students investigate problems or issues, using the web as a resource. Ideally they engage students in higher order thinking and problem solving and involve them in meaningful, challenging and motivating inquiry. They are structured to provide students with scaffolding that direct them to reliable and developmentally appropriate websites and avoid the frustration of time wastage on unproductive searching. Two types of Learning Quests are: WebQuests provide students with a structural learning framework, which provides scaffolding and support, yet still facilitates self-directed learning. They provide an authentic meaningful contextual learning environment, which enhances the nature of learning and thinking, problem solving and the integration of knowledge.
Organizing For Instruction With Web Quests web quests are thematic units that incorporate information available on like you teach. Your task is work in a group of four to analyze several web quests from the http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/edis771/Fall_'01/module7.html
Extractions: Introduction Web quests are thematic units that incorporate information available on the web with a variety of other resources. Though a web quest is presented as a web page, much of what a student learns in the quest is learned by textbook reading, supplemental reading and study in other sources, and independent activities related to the topic of the unit. These might include interviewing and reporting, observation and note taking, survey research, and many other "real-life" experiences that students write about. Web quests are grounded in problem-based learning (PBL). In fact, the major difference between the thematic units and web quests is that one is focused on a topic that students are to learn and the other is focused on a problem that students are to solve. You'll notice, however, that the problem is generated from the topic under study in the classroom, not merely an unrelated but interesting question. So the fundamental difference lies in the approach one takes is the students' learning to be guided by the topic and related materials, or by their own investigation and inquiry? ( Click here for a brief intro to problem-based learning Or here for a slightly longer discussion of PBL Web quests create meaningful learning opportunities for students and teachers. The fundamental purpose of a web quest is to pose an open-ended problem for students to solve with the resources put at their disposal to help them learn the content you want to teach them. Like all units of study in whatever format, they provide an organizational scheme for student-centered/teacher-facilitated learning.
Web Quests What is a web Quest? A. webQuest is an inquiryoriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the web 8-K-12 science web quests (various topics) http//teachers.teach-nology.com/web_ tools/web_quest/ http://www.mrtschool.com/web_guests.htm
Extractions: TOP What is a Web Quest? A. WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web 1.WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, 2. and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. 3. Students are presented with a challenging task, scenario, or problem to solve. Choose a topic that is under dispute or offers different perspectives.(Current events, social or environmental issues etc. If you're like most educators, you get excited about new ideas for helping students learn and grow, but then feel your chest tighten or your spirits sink when you remember your already bursting curriculum requirements and the logistical demands of classroom teaching. With everything else that must be taught, how can we add these new and important strategies? WebQuests were designed to address this dilemma by bringing together the most effective instructional practices into one integrated student activity. Benifits of the Web Quest Taskonomy Why WebQuests?, an introduction-
Web Quest Inservice I also felt great about being able to teach my peers about web quests. It was great to take what I have learned in the ILT program http://ouray.cudenver.edu/~gdanema/portfolio2/matrix/artreport5.html
Extractions: Artifact Report on Web Quest Inservice click to see Inservice Problem Analysis Rationale ... Responsibilities Problem Statement Teachers at Denver Christian are looking for new ways to integrate technology in their classroom. As a student in the ILT program I have learned to create Web Quests for my classroom. I was asked by my superintendent to lead an inservice on Web Quests. Return to top Analysis of Situation While preparing this inservice I had to remember that each teacher has different levels of knowledge in regards to technology. With this in mind, my goal in developing this inservice was to create a presentation that explained: What is a Web Quest? Why use a Web Quest? Where to find Web Quests? How to build your own Web Quest? I decided that using Power Point for my presentation would help my audience get a clear handle on Web Quests. Return to top Rationale My slide show was aimed at teachers with a varying degrees of computer knowledge. With this knowledge I created a very basic slide show. The show was created using simple computer language. I also used as many visuals as possible. The show was also organized in very simple understandable layout. Return to top Results I was very happy with the results. The slide show made my presentation much easier and it allowed me to have more interaction with the audience. I also received many positive comments from teachers about the presentation. Some enjoyed the simplicity of the presentation, while others appreciated the new knowledge they had gained.
Web Quests The outcome for web quests is usually a product, in most cases, in form of a written/oral report or multimedia presentation. teachers.teachnology.com http://www.supercrawler.com/pages/web_quests.html
Carina Markett's Web Quest - Introduction A Quest To teach English. Introduction. Welcome to what will hopefully be a challenging and informative exploration of the role of web quests in second language http://www.cs.tcd.ie/Carina.Markett/webs/webq/pages/intro.htm
Extractions: One use of the Internet in all areas of the curriculum, from science to language to history, is web quests. You are engaging in a web quest right now. And while completing this web quest I want you to be aware of how you are learning, researching, and above all, communicating throughout the process. For if you choose to use web quests with your students, you will want to understand their learning process.
Carina Markett's Web Quest - Resources A Quest To teach English. Resources. Use the following websites to link to web quests in your field, gain general background information on ESL resources on the http://www.cs.tcd.ie/Carina.Markett/webs/webq/pages/resourc.htm
Web Quests 15, PET DETECTIVE web QUEST K3 http//www.teachersfirst.com/autoframe.htm?http 20, ENDANGERED ANIMALS http//teach.fhu.edu/technology/EDU330/endan_.html Tailor http://www.sjy.org/Technology/web_quests.htm
Extractions: Besides those cool bank machines that spit out your money, just where does money come from? How do we get it, save it, and of course spend it? Students will visit the Lemonade Stand game and Kidsbank to read stories and become money-savvy, and then take online quizzes. They will learn how to make change, save and invest with the Changemaker game, at four levels of difficulty to accommodate all skill levels. CAN YOU MAKE CENTS OF ECONOMICS Once again students will visit the Lemonade Stand, this time focusing on economics and how it affects our daily lives. They will also be participating in Econopolis activities to understand the language and workings of our economyplease note that the link to Econopolis is in-correct, and shoul d read http//esd.iu5.org/LessonPlans/Economics/econopol.htm
Teachers & Staff | Literature Webquests Site This site is designed to serve as a resource to those who are using the webQuest model to teach with the web.web quests for grades K - 12 and adults. http://www.waukeganschools.org/teachers/stories/storyReader$4
Extractions: Literature Webquests What is a WebQuest? Why would I want to use a WebQuest in my classroom? Where can I find WebQuests on the Internet? How do I create my own WebQuests? How do I assess students' work? What is a WebQuest? A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that learners interact with comes from resources on the internet, optionally supplemented with videoconferencing. There are at least two levels of WebQuests that should be distinguished from one another. (Bernie Dodge, San Diego State University) Level One: Short Term WebQuests The instructional goal of a short term WebQuest is knowledge acquisition and integration. At the end of a short term WebQuest, a learner will have grappled with a significant amount of new information and made sense of it. A short-term WebQuest is designed to be completed in one to three class periods. Level Two: Longer Term WebQuest The instructional goal of a longer term WebQuest is extending and refining knowledge. After completing a longer term WebQuest, a learner would have analyzed a body of knowledge deeply, transformed it in some way, and demonstrated an understanding of the material by creating something that others can respond to, on-line or off-. A longer term WebQuest will typically take between one week and a month in a classroom setting.
Introduction To Mini-Quests they teach, not just economics. The MQ model can be used to create lessons for any subject area and any grade level. *For more information about web quests, http://eft.merit.edu/miniquest.html
Extractions: The Internet has the potential to revolutionize education in this century. The vast and current resources available on the web provide exciting possibilities for new types of learning. But how can we structure that learning so it works for both students and teachers? As the Economics for Tomorrow project got underway, we talked with teachers to find out how the Internet is currently used in their schools. We needed to know what concerns they had about using Internet resources for classroom instruction and what would motivate them to use these resources to a greater degree. What we learned provided the impetus for the development of a lesson model called Mini-Quests. What Is a Mini-Quest? The Mini-Quest model is an adaptation of the Web Quest model. It was developed to address specific concerns that teachers expressed about using the Internet for regular classroom instruction. These concerns and the specific solutions that the Mini-Quest model provides are summarized in the table below.
Educational Links teachnology.com/web_tools/materials/timelines/ Makes time lines. Dictionary/Thesaurus http//dictionary.reference.com/. http//www.webster.com/. web quests http://www.thedalles.k12.or.us/staff/dh/teachersupport/links.htm
Extractions: http://teachers.teach-nology.com/web_tools/materials/timelines/ Makes time lines Dictionary/Thesaurus: http://dictionary.reference.com/ http://www.webster.com/ Web Quests: http://webquest.sdsu.edu/index.html Large list of Web Quests for all grade levels http://webquest.org/ Web Quests (see the links on the left for top, middling, and new to find the web quests) http://surfaquarium.com/newsletter/webquests.htm Web Quests http://www.techtrekers.com/webquests/ Large Web Quest list http://kathyschrock.net/webquests/index.htm More Web Quests http://www.ozline.com/learning/ Some Web Quests are found on this page along with other activities Lesson Plans, teacher support sites, web site lists etc.: