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2 WebQuest WebQuest What is a WebQuest?WebQuest HInquiry-based learning HStudent-centered HCombines instructional strategies HUses and processes information HCan be short-term or long-term HOrganized in a specific way that has become universal Web Quests in 21st Century Learning Reaching more students successfully

3 Web Quests in 21st Century Learning Reaching more students successfully WebQuest format: Introduction Task Resources Process Evaluation Conclusion Ü Teacher's Guide(optional) EXAMPLE: Literary Fan Club Fan Club

4 Inquiry-Based Learning Web Quests in 21st Century Learning Reaching more students successfully HFocus students' inquiry on questions that are challenging and have to be solved HTeach students specific procedures and strategies in the process of solving the quest (i.e., metacognition and problem solving) HInclude opportunities for students to access information that is essential to the inquiry HGive students opportunities to work with peers (cooperative learning) HHelp students develop competencies while completing a sequence of activities HProvides the opportunity for performance/presentation HInvolve students in the process of deriving the standards for performance HRely on authentic assessment of learning WebQuests

5 Web Quests in 21st Century Learning Reaching more students successfully Student-Centered: HStudents play a role HNot text book driven HTeacher as facilitator HChoosing themes that have meaning to students HHave a stake in the presentation and set up their own criteria

6 Rewriting Romeo and Juliet Cross-curricular 4English 4Drama/Film 4Social Studies - cultural studies Meaningful learning Comprehension and transferable knowledge Multi-media presentationGreater retention An example of how a WebQuest is student-centered:

7 Working in a team Cooperative Learning: The Internet in the 21st Century School The Why and How for Success for All Business model (Knowledge Management) AND life-long learning Social skills Learn how to deal with constructive feedback Learn how to reach a consensus Awareness of their contribution (reflection sheet) Learn about different jobs and roles Listening skills Verbal skills Appreciate diversity

8 HEnthusiasm HMotivation HExpressing opinions HTalking about frustrations HReflection Affective Learning: The Internet in the 21st Century School The Why and How for Success for All

9 Web Quests in 21st Century Learning Reaching more students successfully Learning styles Learning styles - speaks to all types of learners HTactile HAuditory HVisual ÔWorking on students on strengths and weaknesses (E.g. WebQuests for at-risk students project)

10 Web Quests in 21st Century Learning Reaching more students successfully Where to begin: 4Get together with other teachers Combine strengths and expertise 4Explore Web Quests that are already available Dont duplicate it if you dont have to 4Assess your students needs (Multiple Intelligences etc.) 4Start slow E.g. Nine Reasons to Use the InternetNine Reasons to Use the Internet

11 Successful educational experience for all!!!

12 Created by Created by Sabine Cossette: Consultant in information communication technologies (ICT) for the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) EMSB office: 6000 Fielding Ave. Montreal, Quebec H3X 1T4 Telephone: (514) Fax: (514)


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