April 5, 2001
Our goal for this workshop will be to extend the resource list compiled at our last meeting. By utilizing the tools of TrackStar participants will be able to generate a web-based research strategy for structuring appropriate resources and make them available on the world wide web.
4:00-5:30: 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 contribute no less than five sites to your annotated Track Star Webliography
Again, 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 as you assess the Quality of Your Websites. Use the evaluation instrument (Thinking Critically about World Wide Web Resources) provided, assess any sites that you have listed in your Webliography and determine whether you should keep or discard them.
Log on to the WebQuest About WebQuests site and follow the directions. Be sure to download and fill out the Worksheet. Also be careful to approach the WebQuest About WebQuests from the standpoint of your assigned role. Bring your thoughts and comments to next Wednesday's workshop for discussion.