Teaching with Technology : Webquests

Webquests

 

Webquests

 

 

Definition

A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from theweb.These can be created using various programs, including a simple word processing document that includes links to websites.

Structure

A WebQuest has 5 essential parts: introduction, task, process, resources, evaluation, and conclusion. The original paper on WebQuests had a component called guidance instead of evaluation.

The Introduction orients students and captures their interest.
The Task describes the activity’s end product.
The Process explains strategies students should use to complete the task.
The Resources are the Web sites students will use to complete the task.
The Evaluation measures the results of the activity.
The Conclusion sums up the activity and encourages students to reflect on its process and results.

Examples of Webquests

Dinosaur before dark

Mrs. Chumley’s Shark WebQuest, Fact or Fiction?

Webquest: The year 2004 Magazine

Additional resources

How to make a webquests

What’s a Webcast?

Webcast about the United States

Type of Movies Project

Adjectives in English

 

Teaching with Technology : Using social bookmarking tools with students

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Pinterest

How can bookmarking sites like Pinterest help  us in  using our English and  learning  more about a topic and culture?

  1. The  topic  for this task is “Film History of  the United States”
  2. You  have to  register for a pinterest account in the site Pinterest.com , you can do that  easily in a few steps by registering  using  your facebook accountPinterest Registration
  3. Pinterest  will  give you the  welcome  to the site ,you have to click next  after reading some of the site highlights
  4. You might be prompted to  create a board once you are logged inCreate Board
  5. or you can create one by clicking  your name on the right and selecting boards , once it is clicked , you’ll find something like thisBoards
  6. Once  you click on create board , you have to  type some information in the spacesAdding  info to your board
  7. once your board is created you have to  start adding pins to them by clicking  the red button on the right   and clicking ” add a website”Add from a website
  8. once the board is created  you start by adding  links  as you will see  in the video

Click here to watch the video: http://screencast.com/t/nX50VWm8f

Enough about  the hows 

Create three boards on your pinterests  and pin ten movies from sites such as imdb.com  in each one of them.

  • Movies from the 80’s
  • Movies from the 90’s
  • Movies from the 2000´s

once you  and your classmates are  finished pinning  , we´ll comment  in each other’s pins and  we´ll have to comment at least once in each other’s boards , the way to comment  is shown  by clicking in the following link

Click here to watch the video: http://screencast.com/t/UTGEzmeR

You also can watch this video where the whole process is described http://screencast.com/t/XCdGBc06nI

If  you have questions , please feel free to ask  your question through the Facebok Chat

Teaching with Technology: Using The Keep Calm-o-Matic

Watch the Walking Dead

You can do magic if you have  computers in the classroom and an internet Connection , In case that you  don’t , You can  tell  your students  to do this as homework

  1. First of all, Bring some Keep Calm Posters to the classroom  and show them  to your students in case they are not familiar with them.
  2. Tell  your students to visit  keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk and create some  poster or tell  them  to find them on Google images.
  3. Students  add the posters to a Powerpoint Presentation.
  4. Students can call the presentation ” The Top Funniest Posters I Know”.

This way students can learn more vocabulary and the use of the imperative form  in a fun way and using technology.

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