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.
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
How to make a webquests
What’s a Webcast?
Webcast about the United States
Type of Movies Project
Adjectives in English
How can bookmarking sites like Pinterest help us in using our English and learning more about a topic and culture?
- The topic for this task is “Film History of the United States”
- 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 account
- Pinterest will give you the welcome to the site ,you have to click next after reading some of the site highlights
- You might be prompted to create a board once you are logged in
- or you can create one by clicking your name on the right and selecting boards , once it is clicked , you’ll find something like this
- Once you click on create board , you have to type some information in the spaces
- 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”
- 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
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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
- 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.
- Tell your students to visit keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk and create some poster or tell them to find them on Google images.
- Students add the posters to a Powerpoint Presentation.
- 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.