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Creating WebQuest Lesson Plans

(Workshop #211)

2002

 

 

Day One

 

Take our pre-workshop survey

 

Welcome and Introductions

Objectives:

1.      Teachers will learn how to frame a WebQuest inquiry for students.

2.      Teachers will learn how to find web sites that are safe and informative.

3.      Teachers will design a WebQuest for classroom use.

 

 

Overview of WebQuests

  1. Individual Exploration of WebQuests:  Visit Bernie Dodge’s Matrix of Examples
  2. Interactive Discussion:  What is a WebQuest?
  3. Brainstorming and Topic Selection:  Read Selecting a WebQuest Project

 

 

Creating a WebQuest

1.        Using a template:  See Handout

2.       Writing the Task: Read Uncovering the Question/Task. For additional suggestions and/or ideas for tasks, read A Taskonomy of Tasks.

3.       Gathering Resources: Go to Cable in the Classroom and check out the resources there, particularly Kathy Schrock’s page, which can be accessed from http://school.discovery.com

4.       Creating Hyperlinks: See handout

5.       Saving bookmarks and exporting them to a disk:  See handout

 

 

HW:  Read The WebQuest Design Process at http://www.ozline.com/webquests/design3.html Focus on the section titled “Scaffold Thinking.”  Work on the Process and Resources section of your WebQuest.

 

 


Day Two

 

Review and regroup

 

  1. Peer Feedback:  Pair up and use the attached rubric to evaluate each other’s WebQuests
  2. Work Independently: Revise WebQuest

 

Continue Creating the WebQuest

 

  1. Write the Introduction: Read the “Introduction” from “Building Blocks of a WebQuest”
  2. Write the Conclusion: Read the  “Conclusion” from “Building Blocks of a WebQuest”
  3. Create Evaluation tool:  Use Rubistar, an online tool for teachers


Distributing the WebQuest to Students

Brainstorm and discuss possibilities

 

Evaluation of Training Session

Complete the post-workshop survey

                        Course Title: WebQuest Lesson Plans

                        Course code: webq

 

Instructor:  Stacy Dimmick

Stacy_Dimmick@fc.mcps.k12.md.us