The Day You Were Born WebQuest
Procedure - Webquest
The teacher will review the criteria for the project with the class showing the webquest on the SMART Board and demonstrating some of the hyperlinks. This Webquest is inquiry-based and self-directed. All of the websites to be used have been pre-selected and hyperlinked on the Webquest page so that students have access to all necessary resources. The only information that they must search for on their own is in the “What Else is News?” section. webquest data worksheet.pdf
Students will be able to work independently and at their own pace to complete the Webquest assignment, but will be encouraged to help each other with the process.
This webquest was designed for a 7th grade Technology Exploration class. Students in this class were all computer literate. The webquest took students to a variety of places for information that pertains to the day/year they were born.
Once students completed the webquest and collected all necessary data they were to use this information to create multimedia presentations. Students were given guidelines for the multimedia project, but were given the freedom to use their creativity and knowledge of PowerPoint to create their presentations. Instruction was given on several techniques that students did not know how to do.
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Computer station for each student
Internet access for each student
Webquest access - http://nylearns.org/ehluchan (click on “Webquest – The Day you were Born” link on the left side of the page)
Webquest data sheet packet for recording data
Access to Microsoft PowerPoint for each student
Headphones for each student
Project Guidelines - PowerPoint presentation
Digital photographs (will be taken by teacher)
Student photographs from home
Music of the era
Students will complete a webquest based on information and facts that pertaining to the day/year they were born.
Students will use their information and facts collected from the webquest and create multimedia presentations.
Students will effectively and creatively use the software application "Microsoft PowerPoint" to present their completed projects to the class.
Students will have gained experience with navigating on the WWW as well as further developing their research skills.
Procedure - Multimedia Presentation
The teacher will review the project requirements with the class. Students will be given the freedom to be as creative as possible. Students already know how to create simple presentations. This will be an opportunity for them to bring their ability level higher and show their creativity and imagination by creating a presentation that uses more than the basic tools of the software program. The teacher will review and demonstrate for the class some unique features that they will want to try out. Students will refer to the project requirement sheet for all project details.
Students will present their completed projects to the class.
PowerPoint Presentation requirements.pdf
Students will be assessed on completion of the unit based on the attached rubric which includes their oral presentations as well as the completion of the webquest data sheet, and that the information is correct and accurate.rubric for webquest.pdf