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The Joy of Learning
Computers and the Internet are valuable teaching and learning tools.
Ideal for a collaborative learning project !
Nellie Deutsch May 26, 2010 at the UAA 10th Annual Teacher Conference
Teaching and Learning with the WebQuest
The Joy of Learning
Professor Bernie Dodge, the father of Webquests, defines them as "inquiry-oriented activities in which some or all of the information that learners interact with comes from resources on the internet”.
To simulate inquiry and exploration
Access to facts
Knowledge and wisdom
Guidance on how
Select Evaluate Apply Organize Synthesize Communicate ideas
To watch, wonder To explore, question, search To create
Choices and Alternatives
Explore Do Travel Interact
Resources Technologies Material for physical and mental work
Practical Meaningful Active participation Varied activities
Self-directed Relevant and Meaningful Authentic activities Models
Positive supportive enthusiastic
Techniques to cope with
Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Problems
Why Use a WebQuest?
Justify the cost of placing computers in classrooms Administrators and parents are concerned about students' unguided use of the Internet.
Is it really worth the costs? Is it really necessary?
Effective use of the Internet in the classroom.
Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Teacher Page
Teamwork Collaborative Cooperative Critical thinking Self-discovery Self-directed Self-paced Inquiry-based
One to three lessons Knowledge acquisition and integration Significant amount of information and makes sense of it
A week to one month Instructional goal
Extend and expand knowledge Refine knowledge analyzes a body of knowledge transforms it demonstrates understanding
comparing classifying inducing deducing analyzing errors constructing support abstraction analyzing perspectives
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Doing is succeeding!
So go for it …