*Please log on to Thinkquest.com to check your account. Sentence Starters… (discuss with neighbors as participants come in). One challenge to motivating students is …. One challenge to helping students collaborate is… One challenge to differentiating curriculum is….
This is an introductory/overview session and is not intended to replace the formal GSWP class.
Teachers are changing the way they teach in order to make sure their students are ready for a knowledge-based, technology driven world.
Project learning is a systematic teaching and learning model that engages students in learning knowledge and skills from a series of complex tasks including: design and planning, problem solving, decision making, product creation, and communication of results.
What is Thinkquest?
Thinkquest.org is a protected, online community and project space made up of teachers and students. All of the schools participating have agreements to provide supervision, and all of the students participating have permission to do so from parents and/or guardians. No advertising of any kind is permitted.
Thinkquest.org is provided by
Oracle Education Foundation
to schools all over the world.
Edit vs. Preview modes
Student Name and information
Add, delete, reorder, move/copy, and edit pages
Tools to create content
The “Upload” Tools
Click on the “My School” tab (top)
Click on “People” (left)
Under the “World” tab, you can search for other teachers by last name, or schools by location.
Go to another person’s Thinkquestpage.
Private options: Teachers can send public and private messages, and students can send private messages to teachers.
Don’t forget to add a page or two!
- Go to that student’s page.
How Can a Student Flag an Account?
Students don’t have the ability to flag an account.
Instead, teach them to send you an e-mail with either
What if I can’t remember anything you’ve showed today?
How can projects build 21st century skills in students?
How can the Thinkquest tools help all students access the curriculum?
How can teachers utilize technology to attract and motivate students?
How can we keep students safe on line?
What else do you need to know to get started with Thinkquest?