Presentation on theme: "The search for interactive student learning.. Are standards-based Are inquiry-oriented Contain web-based resources Are interactive Support higher-order."— Presentation transcript:
Sets the stage Provides background information Lures the learner in Definition: Provides an engaging first statement that sets the stage for the entire Webquest. Use your creativity to immediately “hook” students. Include the essential or guiding question around which the WebQuest revolves and provide necessary background information. (Note: the essential question and background information may also be listed as separate elements of your quest, or they may be included as part of the Task.) Components of a WebQuest
Product of the Quest Doable Interesting Calls upon students to think beyond just comprehension Definition: Describe the end result of the work students will do. It may be a performance, a multimedia presentation, or some other type of product. You may have everyone complete the same task, such as creating a PowerPoint presentation, or you may offer your students a variety of tasks from which to choose. Components of a WebQuest
Describes what the learners go through in the course of accomplishing the task Provides clearly defined steps from beginning to end Definition: Clearly describe the step-by-step process students will go through to accomplish the task and define any roles they will be playing. You may also want to give students advice and guidance about how to approach each of the individual steps of the process. Taking the time to carefully explain the process up front will head off many potential problems and help to avoid frustration and confusion. Information Sources— Identify the online and offline resources students may use. It’s common to embed links to Internet resources in the WebQuest itself. However, you may choose to provide a list of resources in a separate document. All students may not use all of the resources, especially if students play different roles. Components of a WebQuest
Web documents Experts available via e-mail or real-time conferencing Searchable databases on the net Books and other documents physically available in the learner's setting.
Directions on how to organize the information acquired. Guiding questions Definitions Complete organizational frameworks such as 1. templates 2. concept maps 3. diagrams
Provides clear expectation of learning outcome Relates to standards addressed Definition: Measure student results periodically during the WebQuest as well as at the end. Ongoing feedback will help keep students motivated and on target with their research. There are many rubrics available online or you may create your own. Components of a WebQuest
Brings closure to the quest Reminds the learners about what they've learned Encourages them to extend the experience into other domains Definition: Make a final statement that brings closure to the WebQuest and gives students an opportunity to reflect on what they’ve learned. Many quests conclude by encouraging students to extend their learning.
Describes the learning audience Explains the learning outcome related to state standards Lists materials needed Recommends resources Definition: List objectives, standards, materials and credit etc. Components of a WebQuest