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Useful WebQuest Resources

Useful WebQuest Resources
Site menu: Latest news: June 17, 2015: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the WebQuest model. October 22, 2008:WebQuests and Web 2.0? August 9, 2007: QuestGarden received the MERLOT Teacher Education Classics Award at the organization's international conference in New Orleans. Contact Please report bad links and suggest additions and improvements to the site by writing toBernie Dodge, PhD. The resources on this page are designed to be useful to teacher educators and staff developers who are putting together a course or workshop about WebQuests. Concepts & Definitions Implementation Reports WebQuest Development Complete Workshops Articles and Papers The best way to search the education literature, of course, is through ERIC. Related:  gliblibDatabases

Adapting and Enhancing Existing WebQuests Creating a WebQuest from scratch might seem like a daunting task, no matter how enthusiastic you are about the format. It takes a certain level of technical skill, familiarity with the subject matter, and time to round up appropriate links. Fortunately there are thousands of WebQuests in existence out on the web. How many? Try typing the word WebQuest into Google and see what you get. Most of those WebQuests were developed by humans in a hurry just like you. The purpose of this page is to walk you through the process of taking advantage of the WebQuests that others have already done. Step 1: Choose a Standard or Topic The design of good learning begins at the end. In most U.S. states these days, that means identifying a curriculum standard. Choose a standard that you think will lend itself to the use of information from the web and which will require understanding, analysis, synthesis, problem solving or creativity. Step 2: Search for Existing WebQuests Where do you find good WebQuests?

WebQuest Pop-up Solar Generator: SunZilla 3.0 : 16 Steps (with Pictures) (ABOVE) Parts and cable for communication / 4mm² power cable being soldered **** NB, This section explains how to wire up the the communication for the SunZilla 3.0. Since this aspect of the design is currently in development, we're including it here. HOWEVER, you can skip this step for now. **** Materials for this step: For this step, please refer to the wiring diagram PDF, downloadable below. All energy connections are made using Cables of 4 mm² cross sections. You need to create at least two cables to connect the 3 modules. Components within the “Accessible Components” category have to be mounted in such way that they are accessible from outside the box. To connect the solar panels when mounted with the MPPT-charger, run a cable out of the solar box and connect the appropriate M4 solar plugs at the endings. General soldering tips: Use a clean tip. Use a stronger or two soldering irons if you want to solder big or longer cables. Start one lead at Pin 1 of female connector.

Tools for Educators - free worksheet templates, printable game templates, 100% customizable worksheet makers with images! 50 Questions To Help Students Think About What They Think - TeachThought contributed by Lisa Chesser Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked questions in response to other people’s views, while Socrates focused on disciplined questioning to get to the truth of the matter. Ultimately questions spark imagination, conjure emotions, and create more questions. If students are the ones gathering that information then they’re the ones learning it and student-driven learning cements lessons into the students’ minds making any lesson more powerful with this strategy. The questions are unrestricted and open the mind up to unfettered thought, perfect for innovation and understanding. See also our 28 Critical Thinking Question Stems For Classroom Use Logical Questions Within the realm of mathematics, there are certain types of questions that build up to those aha moments or topple barriers. The addition of philosophical questioning to mathematics enhances critical thinking in every learner. 1. 2.

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2017 The 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. Gone but Not Forgotten The following sites have closed, reorganized, or become pay-based since being recognized as an AASL Best Website: The Learnia (Digital Storytelling)

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The Other 21st Century Skills Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase). I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony Wagner: Critical thinking and problem-solvingCollaboration across networks and leading by influenceAgility and adaptabilityInitiative and entrepreneurialismEffective oral and written communicationAccessing and analyzing informationCuriosity and imagination Today I viewed a slideshow created by Gallup entitled, The Economics of Human Development: The Path to Winning Again in Education. Here are some slides from this presentation. This presentation sparked my thinking about what other skills and attributes would serve the learners (of all ages) in this era of learning. PerseveranceResilienceHope and OptimismVisionSelf-RegulationEmpathy and Global Stewardship Perseverance Resources for Educators: Resilience Resilience is directly related to grit. Like this: