100th Day of School Celebration Project

 AGENDA: Thurs. December 21, 2000 
3:30-5:30 pm
(Teachers College: 50 Thorndike)


3:30-3:45: Reconnecting and Goals:

Our goal for this workshop will be to continue 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. 


Process Overview...

3:45-5:15: Develop Web-based Research Projects in grade level teams

Return to the agenda for December 14th to take a look at the established schedule for the "Looking Back and Ahead" unit which we discussed last time. Here you will also find the model strategies for how to create an appropriate web-based research project. You may wish to review some or all of them. And finally, you'll find some web resources that may be helpful as you create your webliography.

Agenda for December 21st

  • Take some time to consider and discuss methods for engaging student interest
    • role-playing strategies
    • jigsaw strategy
  • Review appropriate model "webquesting" activities
    • Finalize webliography
    • Discuss and clarify Goals, Objectives, Process, Evaluation with colleagues in grade level teams
  • Begin creating Webquest Activity
  • Write Student Directions- Use FrontPage (web authoring program) to specify:
    • Introduction
    • Task
    • Process
    • Resources
    • Conclusion

Looking Ahead to January 4th

  • Polish Research Activity
  • Review student schedule for using internet computers in Room 326


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 and Adjourn