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QuestGarden.com
We're BACK! We've got our mojo back after the cascade of disasters that accompanied our system upgrade. There may still be residual bugs waiting to be stamped out. If you see an error message while using the site, please report the page is was on, copy the message, and report it. All trial and paid subscriptions will be extended by a month soon. Thanks for your patience!

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Find Webquest Generators for Teachers: Free Tools For the Classroom written by: Bright Hub Education Writer • edited by: Elizabeth Wistrom • updated: 10/29/2013 Get your webquest ready for online publication with the help of these tools! Webquests can be a great way for teachers to engage students and help them to develop those research skills and learn more about a specific topic. eXe The eXe project developed a freely available Open Source authoring application to assist teachers and academics in the publishing of web content without the need to become proficient in HTML or XML markup. Resources authored in eXe can be exported in IMS Content Package, SCORM 1.2, or IMS Common Cartridge formats or as simple self-contained web pages. eXe grew out of the New Zealand Government Tertiary Education Commission's eCollaboration Fund and was led by the University of Auckland, The Auckland University of Technology, and Tairawhiti Polytechnic.

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Berlin - vor und nach der Wende As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism.

Internet Expeditions: Exploring, Using, Adapting, and Creating WebQuests Now that you feel comfortable with using WebQuests, try creating your own! There are many options for creating your own web page. However, developing a WebQuest is much more involved than filling in a lesson planning form. An effective WebQuest involves creating an entire learning environment for your students. Wink - [Homepage] Here is a sample Flash tutorial created by Wink. Click the green arrow button to start viewing it. --------> This is a good example of how you can create tutorials in Wink, by capturing screenshots, mouse movements and specifying your own explanations with them. And all this in a standard Windows-based UI with drag-and-drop editing makes it very easy to create high quality tutorials/documentation.

SAMR Model Explained for Teachers Below is a great video explaining the SAMR model in 120 seconds. SAMR is a framework through which you can assess and evaluate the technology you use in your class. Here is how the video below shared by Candace M explains the SAMR's four levels: Substitution In a substitution level, teachers or students are only using new technology tools to replace old ones, for instance, using Google Docs to replace Microsoft Word. the task ( writing) is the same but the tools are different. Augmentation Though it is a different level, but we are still in the substitution mentality but this time with added functionalities. Again using the example of Google docs, instead of only writing a document and having to manually save it and share it with others, Google Docs provides extra services like auto saving, auto syncing, and auto sharing in the cloud.

Creating WebQuests Technologically, creating a WebQuest can be very simple. As long as you can create a document with hyperlinks, you can create a WebQuest. That means that a WebQuest can be created in Word, Powerpoint, and even Excel! If you're going to call it a WebQuest, though, be sure that it has all the critical attributes. A real WebQuest.... is wrapped around a doable and interesting task that is ideally a scaled down version of things that adults do as citizens or workers. requires higher level thinking, not simply summarizing.

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