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Pieces of a WebQuest
Your hook - Why am I about to learn this and why should I care?
Ties into student’s previous learning.
Foreshadows what the lesson is about with a engaging description or a compelling question or problem.
The end result – what are the students going to do in this unit/lesson.
Doable and engaging
Makes students think beyond basic comprehension!
Outcome should include choices!
Process and Resources
Step by Step instructions with the resources needed embedded in each step.
Each step is clear and can be followed by reading it.
Steps move from basic knowledge to higher level thinking.
Built in Checks for Understanding
Rubric for Grading.
Students should know what they are getting graded on and how BEFORE they begin.
Qualitative and Quantitative descriptors.
How to teach this lesson including handouts and other teaching resources.
Very helpful for others who find your lesson and want to use it.
Optional – but highly suggested!
What is already out there…
Find a partner – Look for same grade level/subjects if possible
Choose at least 2 webquests to evaulate using the provided rubric.
Where to Begin
Look at your TEKS and the ARRC
Identify an upcoming unit
Highlight Student expectations - How can the students demonstrate these to you?
Create the Rubric for evaluating the student learning
Design the Project (with the help of your friendly ITS and Librarian)
End Products ~ Think about something different!
WebQuests usually fall into certain types of design patterns.
Take a few minutes to look over these links to get ideas for your webquest:
Sixth Grade Webquest covering energy sources – adapted from an existing webquest
You don’t have to start from scratch!
Time to Plan!
Start planning your webquest – grab a partner or work alone – your choice!
Use the paper provided to get started and to make your notes.
Webquest.org – look around for more ideas.
Where to Post Your WebQuest
- Suggestion: Wikis! (wikispaces)
Easily to learn
Easy to edit
Several Teachers could edit the webquest at any time (great for adding resources and clarifying directions)
Plan to share your webquest by the end of the day.
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