21st Century Teaching Scholarship & Certificate Program Workshop 3 Bon Education.
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21st Century Teaching Scholarship & Certificate Program Workshop 3 Bon Education
Agenda: Review: Blogging Q & A What is a WebQuest? WebQuest about WebQuests Break Create a WebQuest Brainstorm: Teaching with Blogs Share Classroom Blog links on RAKTN Summary, Q & A, Homework
Workshop 3 Guiding Questions: What is a WebQuest? Why use WebQuests? What are characteristics of an effective WebQuest? What blogging activities can you do to promote student learning and engagement?
Click “Edit this entry” 1) Delete text and tell us about your blog 2) Click “Update Page” 3) Click “View Page”
1) Return to your homepage by clicking the title of your blog in the big blue box. 2) Click “Edit” to write your first blog post. 3) Write your first post. Ideas: 1) Tell us about yourself. 2) Write a letter to someone. 3) Share your favorite quote.
Write your first post! 1) Insert title and text, 2) Insert tags (keywords), 3) Click “Update Post” 4) Click “View post”
To add links to your blog… 1) Click “My Dashboard” 2) Click “Links” 3) Think about what sites you would like to link to! Ex: The National, Gulf News, BBC English, etc.
Add a link! 1) Click “Add New” 2) Insert link information and click “Add Link”
To change the look and feel of your blog… 1) Click “Appearance” 2) Select a theme & click “Activate”
Return Home 1) Click “Visit Site” 2) Share your blog with the teacher sitting next to you. 3) Ask him/her to read your blog and write a comment on your blog!
To comment on a post… 1) Click “Comment” 2) Write a comment & click “Submit Comment”
Introduction The Web is filled with fabulous teaching and learning content. How do you get students to use the Web to effectively ask questions, find information, evaluate information and create digital content? One way to do this is to have students complete a WebQuest!
Introduction cont. “A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the Web” (WebQuest.org). In this WebQuest you will: 1.Explore 2 WebQuests 2.Learn how to create a WebQuest 3.Plan a WebQuest that can be used in class or posted on your classroom blog for homework.
Task You have been voted “Teachers of the Year” by your Ministry of Education. Therefore, a local online newspaper would like to do a story about you that includes your biographies, as well as links to your classroom blogs. The paper would also like to feature sample lesson plans. So, you have been asked to create WebQuests for the occasion! By the end of this workshop, you will create an engaging WebQuest to post on your blog, use with your students and share with your local paper.
Process Step 1: Divide into groups of 3 teachers. 1 person should navigate the computer. 1 person should take notes. 1 person should make sure your complete your assignment on time. Everyone should work together to complete this WebQuest about WebQuests!
Process Step 2: Review WebQuests created by other teachers. Before you create a WebQuest, it is useful to view WebQuests created by other teachers! Visit and review A Trip to Belize, Career Pathways, and any other WebQuest here.A Trip to BelizeCareer Pathwayshere Please answer the following questions: – What are the components of a standard WebQuest? – What are characteristics of an effective WebQuest? Make sure to think about qualities such as content, look and feel, creativity, critical thinking… – Brainstorm a list of 10 different WebQuest topics you could use to teach your students this fall.
Process Step 3: Plan your WebQuest. As a group, plan your WebQuest using the WebQuest planner document. Remember that your WebQuest will be evaluated using the rubric at the end of this WebQuest. Your plan should include text, images and links for each component of your WebQuest. Your WebQuest should require students to be creative, think critically and post comments on your classroom blog.
Process Step 4: Build your WebQuest. Post your WebQuest on your classroom blog. While this is a group created WebQuest, everyone should post a copy of the WebQuest on her/her own blog so that the WebQuest can be used by your students this year and so that you get practice posting content to WordPress.
Evaluation 321 Content WebQuest encourages students to think about real-world issues & to explore 4+ digital tools & resources. WebQuest encourages students to think about real-world issues & to explore 1-2 digital tools & resources. WebQuest does not encourage students to think about real-world issues nor to explore digital tools & resources. Look and Feel WebQuest is visually engaging and is filled with content-aligned images, links & videos. WebQuest is somewhat visually engaging or has some content-aligned images, links & videos. WebQuest is not visually engaging or it has images, links & videos that are not related to the WebQuest content. Critical Thinking WebQuest requires critical thinking and reflection. It requires students to think, plan and share their own thoughts. WebQuest requires some critical thinking and reflection, but does not require students to plan or share their own thoughts. WebQuest requires little to no critical thinking and reflection. Students just have to copy and paste information from the Web, with little thought. Creativity WebQuest encourages students to think creatively, to create digital content, & to post a comment on the teacher’s class blog. WebQuest somewhat encourages students to think creatively, to create digital content, & to post a comment on the teacher’s class blog. WebQuest does not encourage students to think creatively, to create digital content, or to post a comment on the teacher’s class blog.
Conclusion Congratulation for completing your WebQuest! Please exchange WebQuests with a colleague in your workshop. Evaluate one another’s WebQuests using the rubric in this document. Discuss your evaluations. At home consider revising your WebQuest based on the feedback you received from your colleague. Extra credit: Assign your WebQuest to your students. Write a reflection about how your WebQuest lesson went on the the RAKTN!
Brainstorm: What types of activities and assignments can you post on your classroom blog to promote student learning and creativity?
Please share a link to your classroom blog on the RAKTN!