Project-based Learning and WebQuests
Jigsaw reading in groups - divide the reading task; each group will explain its part to the others
- "Focus on Basics: Less Teaching and More Learning" by Susan Gaer gives some background information about project-based learning: https://www.ncsall.net/?id=385
- The "Student Projects Sampler," also by Susan Gaer, provides a number of examples of webquest-style project-based learning: https://susangaer.com/studentprojects/
- Building a collaborative web project: https://www.globalschoolnet.org/Web/webproj/index.htm
Try this one: A project-based learning activity about project-based learning: https://www.sun-associates.com/lynn/pbl/pbl.html
With a partner or a small group, think about a project that would work in your class. This may be a project you have already used, or it may be a new idea. Share your ideas with the group.
Start here: About WebQuests - a brief introduction. This also explains non-web WebQuests that you can use offline.
View this: Essential parts of a WebQuest
This page includes some video clips of teachers talking about WebQuests. You can continue to the Demonstration section, where you can view more videos of teachers who use WebQuests.
Search for a webquest of interest: WebQuest Page: https://webquest.org/
Working in a small group, begin to create a WebQuest at QuestGarden or Zunal.
Email partners - tandem learning www.slf.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/etandem/etindex- en.html
Projects to join
- iEARN: https://iearn.org/
- ThinkQuest: www.thinkquest.org/en/projects/
- International Writing Exchange: www.writeit.fi/sys/
Which of these might work for your students? What kind of project would you have them join?
Your own class online
- Nicenet (online discussion; text only): https://www.nicenet.org (handout to give to students in .doc format)
- Google Site (wiki- collaborative web page with easy file sharing): https://sites.google.com
- Ning (another type of collaborative web page for discussion, blogs, sharing pictures, etc.): https://www.ning.com
- Class blog (if you create it that way): https://www.blogger.com (handout in PDF format)