Webquests For Educators

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Webquests For Educators :

Webquests For Educators Presented by Mbarek Akaddar Beni Mellal – Morocco akaddar13@hotmail.com

Main Points of the presentation :

Main Points of the presentation What are webquests ? What are the main components of a webquest ? Rules and tips for writing a good webquest

What are webquests ? :

What are webquests ? “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 looking for it, and to support learners’ thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation” Dodge 1995

What are the main Components of a Webquest ? :

What are the main Components of a Webquest ? Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion

Introduction: :

Introduction:   The introduction section provides background information and motivational scenarios like giving students roles to play: "You are an underwater research scientist," or "You are an astronaut planning a trip to the moon." It also provides an overview of the learning goals to students.

Tasks :

Tasks The Task block in a WebQuest is a description of what the learner will produce by the end of the activity. It also describes the tools that are to be used to produce the expected product – such as a PowerPoint presentation, a written report, or an oral presentation.

Process :

Process This is a description of the steps learners should go through in accomplishing the task, with links embedded in each step.

Resources :

Resources This section of the WebQuest consists of a list of the resources (bookmarked Web sites, print resources, etc.) that your students will need to complete the task.

Evaluation :

Evaluation Displays a rubric to measure the product as objectively as possible :

Conclusion :

Conclusion This step allows for reflection by the students and summation by the teacher. "We learn by doing -- but we learn even better by talking about what we did." Students are encouraged to suggest ways of doing things differently .

Five Rules for Writing a Great WebQuest:

Five Rules for Writing a Great WebQuest F ind great sites. O rchestrate your learners and resources. C hallenge your learners to think. U se the medium. S caffold high expectations

Find great sites:

F ind great sites Website evaluation Master a search engine. Probe the deep Web. Search multimedia Database Bookmark your findings

Orchestrate your learners and resources:

O rchestrate your learners and resources Organizing resources Organizing learners Positive interdependence : Promotive interaction Individual and group accountability : Interpersonal and small group skills: Group processing

Challenge your learners to think.:

C hallenge your learners to think. comparing classifying inducing deducing analyzing errors constructing support abstraction analyzing perspective

Use the medium available :

U se the medium available Online project - oriented platforms IEARN EPALS Flatclassroom Real people . Parents Teachers Bookquest .

Scaffold high expectations:

S caffold high expectations Reception A reception scaffold provides guidance in learning from a given resource and retaining what was learned . Transformation WebQuests ask learners to transform what they read into some new form Production WebQuests commonly require students to create things they’ve never created before

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References : http ://webquest.org/index.php http://babylon.k12.ny.us/usconstitution/focus-5%20rules.pdf http://bestwebquests.com/what_webquests_are.asp Email: akaddar13@hotmail.com

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