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Published on January 15, 2008

Author: Bernardo

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Slide1:  University of British Columbia Engaging readers in inquiry-based learning through on-line Web-Quests Keith R. McPherson Director, Language and Literacy Education Research Center, University of British Columbia Slide2:  Presentation Objectives What is a WebQuest? Why use WebQuests? How and where do I locate WebQuests? How do I make WebQuests (an introduction) Where do we go from WebQuests? Slide3:  What is a WebQuest? 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 looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The model was developed in early 1995 at San Diego State University by Bernie Dodge with Tom March Slide4:  What does a WebQuest look like? Introduction Task(s) Process Evaluation Conclusion Teacher Page Snakes Alive (Gr. 1) http://www.thematzats.com/snakes/webquest.htm Big Cats (Gr 3) http://www.lerc.educ.ubc.ca/LERC/courses/481/Keith/Webwork/Webquest/Barb/bigcat.htm Slide7:  Advantages and disadvantages of a WebQuest for readers? Slide8:  Advantages for Readers Motivating WebQuests have similar structure Encourages reading of information-text Students can create own (read other) WebQuests Can be read/done at home/library Slide9:  Disadvantages for Readers Many resource links contain dense information text Slide12:  Disadvantages for Readers Many resource links contain dense information text Inadequate Internet information literacy skills Poor Access Screen Readability Slide14:  Advantages and disadvantages of a WebQuest for Classroom Teachers? Slide15:  Advantages for Teachers Emphasis on teaching information reading skills/strategies Webquests are similarly structured. Easy to create. Slide16:  Site table of Contents Search Strategies Advertising Scientific Family Tree Web Navigation Topic table of contents Content text Importance of supporting graphics? Headers & Keywords http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/agarman/bco/ver4.htm Slide17:  Advantages for Teachers Emphasis on teaching information reading skills/strategies Webquests similarly structured. Easy to create. Encourages effective & structured use of Internet time Accommodates learners' diverse learning needs Slide18:  Numerous WebQuests - and increasing! Advantages for Teachers continued Variety of curriculum areas Free Use existing WebQuests or create your own Structure is similar to lesson plan format Slide19:  Disadvantages for Teachers Pre-made WebQuests must be adapted Access Slide20:  “97 % of schools connected to internet” “Lucky if 60% connection of schools faster than modem” (Vancouver School Board Teacher-Librarian, 2002) (Ministry of Education, 2000) “We have 30 computers in the lab connected to the Internet and 6 in the library. At any one time, only 20 of them can connect to the Internet” (Langley School District Teacher, 2002) Slide21:  Pre-made WebQuests must be adapted Access High readability of online resources WebQuest creation requires time Inflexible structure Disadvantages for Teachers Slide22:  How does one go about finding online WebQuests? Lists and Links Slide24:  How does one go about finding online WebQuests? Search Engines Lists and Links Other Educators (eg Teacher-Librarians) Slide25:  How can one learn to make their own WebQuest? Take an Online WebQuest Tutorial Slide27:  How can one learn to make their own WebQuest? Take an Online WebQuest Tutorial Use a WebQuest template Slide29:  How can one learn to make their own WebQuest? Take an Online WebQuest Tutorial Use a WebQuest template Enroll in district professional development sessions or classes at College/University Slide30:  Tips for Creating More Powerful WebQuests. Ensure access Ensure students know how to use equipment Teach Internet skills and content area reading Go beyond fact finding Get technical help (college) Thoroughly evaluate your online resources Slide31:  What Next? WebProjects do not follow WebQuest template accommodates more involved and creative online learning encourages children to analyze and synthesize information Endangered Animals of the World http://www.tenan.vuurwerk.nl/ Global School Net http://www.gsn.org/pr/_cfm/index.cfm#sec1 Slide34:  Fini

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