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Designing A Webquest Created by Lynne Schalman and Steve Bergen The Original Teaching Comapny Establish Technical Skills Copying and Pasting the URL into a word processor or email Copying and Pasting graphics and text Correct Saving (into webquest folder) using the Rule of 3 or 4

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designing a webquest

Designing A Webquest

Created by

Lynne Schalman and Steve Bergen

The Original Teaching Comapny

establish technical skills
Establish Technical Skills
  • Copying and Pasting the URL into a word processor or email
  • Copying and Pasting graphics and text
  • Correct Saving (into webquest folder) using the Rule of 3 or 4
  • Correct Attributions
choose a topic
Choose a Topic
  • Explore other webquests
    • See webquest index page of Teaching Company
      • http://www.teachingcompany.com/Webquest2.html
    • Go to www.google.com or www. altavista.com
      • Enter a topic or keyword plus the word webquest
      • for example at Altavista, type "genetics" +webquest or Macbeth webquest
    • Go to Bernie Dodge's Suggestion list and read his Task Design Sheet
topic considerations
Topic Considerations
  • Read Bernie Dodge's Taxonomy of Tasks
  • Consider the final project: a special hook
      • a mock trial
      • a newspaper
      • a Powerpoint or Hyperstudio presentation
      • a persuasive speech on a soapbox
      • a creative design or project
      • a town council meeting
      • a debate
      • a fictional journal
      • a documentary
using the webquest template
Using the Webquest Template
  • Bernie Dodge Original webquest page
    • Training Materials has webquest information and design help
    • Template page has a variety of formats and styles
    • Choose "Save this file to disk" to download
    • Unzip or Unstuff the files into a folder created for the webquest
    • Read Anatomy of Webquest Template
working with dodge template
Working with Dodge Template
  • Edit with Netscape Composer
    • Download from www.netscape.com
  • Frontpage or PageMill
  • MS Word
  • Do not use Clarisworks
  • view the edited files in Netscape Navigator (have both Navigator and Composer open in separate windows)
working with dodge template7
Working with Dodge Template
  • first open application (Composer, etc.)
  • then open first file: top.htm to enter the title
  • then open Introduction.htm, task.htm, process.htm, etc
  • The file "index.htm" is the most important file in the template folder. Do not touch it. Its preset functions control the placement of all the templates and their various parts.
  • all files that begin with "T" are for the teacher page
graphics with dodge template
Graphics with Dodge Template
  • Remember to correctly attribute source
  • Save graphics in the "Images" folder within the webquest folder
  • Use the Save image as or Download file to disk feature when importing graphics from the web (Do not Copy Images)
  • Go to www.ditto.com
  • For copyright friendly images, go to Pics4Learning or www.3dtextmaker.com
try a different template
Try a different Template
  • Try www.kiko.com
  • Register and then explore the available templates
  • Click on webquest to view online templates
  • Use the wizlets menu to create interactive test questions, games and other activities
find resources
Find Resources
  • Explore the curriculum links at Summercore
      • http://www.teachingcompany.com/CurrLinks.html
  • Differentiate between a search engine and a search directory
    • Explore Searchenginewatch for searching tips
    • Read Summercore Primer Chapter 14
  • Go to a school oriented index page
    • Awesome library
    • Blue Web or Teachers First
saving your links
Saving Your Links
  • For remote access to favorites, try www.backflip.com
  • Save links in the file "Mylinks.htm" found in the "Myfiles" folder-open this page with composer to add entries
  • Drag URLs from one window onto the Mylinks page
  • For direct entry onto the template, use the Link feature in your software
posting
Posting
  • The entire folder of the webquest must be ftped to the server or posted on the intranet
  • the start page is index.htm or index.html
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