3:30-4:15: Reconnecting and Goals:
Our goal for this workshop will be to explore appropriate web-based strategies that support the third activity in celebration of the 100th Day of School Project: "Looking Back and Ahead by 100 Years". By carefully selecting websites and using web designing tools to guide student inquiry, participants will be able to generate an age appropriate research strategy utilizing resources available on the world wide web.
We'll take a look at the upcoming schedule for the "Looking Back and Ahead" unit and adjust as needed.
- Review Search Strategies: Hints for more effective searching
- Generate a Webliography: A list of sites appropriate to student activity
- Consider methods for engaging student interest
- Review appropriate model "webquesting" activities
- Begin creating Research Activity
- Polish Research Activity
- Review student schedule for using internet computers in Room 326
4:15-5:15: Work in grade level teams to create a "Webliography" of sites using the Track Star format. We'll go through the process together the first time and then, you will have the remainder of the workshop to develop your own "track". Remember that this track will provide the resources which your students will consult as they investigate their research topic. You may choose to build your own track, or if you prefer, use and amend one of the tracks that have already been created. You should strive to contribute no less than five sites to your annotated Track Star Webliography
The following general resources might prove helpful in both getting started and continuing your work...
Global Studies Resources
General Social Studies Sites
General Teaching Resources
Biological and Environmental Science
Language Arts Sites
Primary and Elementary Sites
United States History Sites
Keep in mind an Evaluation Strategy for assessing the quality of your selected websites. Use the evaluation instrument (Thinking Critically about World Wide Web Resources) provided; assess the sites that you have listed in your Webliography and determine whether you should keep or discard them.
5:15-5:30: Save your work on TrackStar and Adjourn