Creating a WebQuest to Teach Pet Emergency Preparedness

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Introduction

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.

Performance Objectives

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

Inquiry-Based Activity

Creating a Webquest to Teach Pet Emergency Preparedness

Recommended Resources

Resources

AboutMiriam Ramos

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

Some Thoughts by Webquests by Bernie Dodge, San Diego University http://webquest.sdsu.edu/about_webquests.html

Techsoup An Introduction to Inquiry-Based Learning http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/ctc/page5196.cfm

The WebQuest Place http://www.thematzats.com/webquests/page1.html

Using the Internet to Promote Inquiry-based Learning by David S. Jakes, Mark E. Pennington and Howard A. Knodle http://www.biopoint.com/inquiry/ibr.html

YouthLearn: Learning How to Develop an Inquiry-Based Project http://youthloearn.org/learning/activities/howto.asp

Schweizer, H. and Kossow, B. Webquests: Tools for Differention. Gifted Child Today, Winter 2007, Vol 30, no 1.

Yoder-Brown, M. The Student Webquest: A Productive Thought-Provoking Use of the Internet. Lead & Leadning with Technology, 1999, Volume 26, Number 7.

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