Creating a WebQuest to Teach Pet Emergency Preparedness
Welcome to my professional development lesson, Creating a WebQuest. Designed by Bernie Dodge and Tom March at San Diego State University in 1995, a WebQuest is an inquiry-based activity in which the information the learner interacts with comes from resources from the Internet. In WebQuests sstudents learn to work in a collaborative environment and become responsible for their own learning--and they use technology to complete a task. There are five components used to help teachers design a WebQuest: Introduction, Task, Process, Evaluation, and Conclusion.
General outcomes: Through cooperative and collaborative work, participants will gain an understanding of how a WebQuest is created, how WebQuests are tools that can be used in any subject matter and will demonstrate how to apply the concepts of a WebQuest lesson.
Specific outcomes: After completing this course the learners should be able to:
- Choose resources from the Internet to use in a WebQuest
- Create a WebQuest for your content area
- Develop plan to implement WebQuest learning in the classroom
- Unit I: What is a WebQuest
- Unit II: Process
- Unit II: Additional Characteristics of Effective WebQuest
- Unit IV: Design a WebQuest
Concept to Classroom http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/index.html
Creating a WebQuest: It's Easier than You Think! http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech011.shtml
Kathy Schrock Webquest Page http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/webquest/wqsl1.html
Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies Makes Sense. Get Ready Now. Homeland Security http://www.ready.gov
ASPCA Animalessons® Emergency Preparedness http://www.aspcaeducation.org
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