Thursday, April 26, 2001
4:00 - 6:00 pm

Teachers College: 

50 Thorndike


4:00 - 4:30: Reconnecting

Our goal for this and the workshop scheduled to follow on the 13th of December, will be to develop the skills necessary for designing a WebQuest- a web based strategy for structuring student work using the resources available on the World Wide Web. Therefore, you should come to this workshop with a unit, theme, or topic that lends itself to research and/or investigation by students. This will provide the basis for the lesson plan that we will develop during this session.


4:30-5:00- Introduction to WebQuest

We'll look at examples of  WebQuests designed by teachers from all grade levels and disciplines. Using the homework assignment: A WebQuest About WebQuests, we'll make some judgments about the characteristics of effective WebQuest lesson strategies. 


5:00-5:30- WebQuest Design: Practicing the skills necessary to implement a WebQuest

     Another look at TrackStar. Kate will demonstrate some handy techniques for generating a "Webliography" using the TrackStar format.

     We'll use a WebQuest "design template" to design and create a web page that will allow you to make your WebQuest available on the World Wide Web.  As you proceed with your work you might want to consult the "help sheet" as a reminder of how to perform certain tasks.


5:30-5:45- On your own. 

     Continue with the design and creation of your own WebQuest. 

Homework: Next week you will have an opportunity to finish your WebQuest and save it as a Web page; in effect making it available online for your students and anyone else to see. Take advantage of the limited amount of time available by filling out the design template as completely as you can.


5:45-6:00- Reflection and Next Steps