Happy New Year!
Today as I was walking back from troubleshooting a problem, I happened to see one of our awesome 7th grade teachers, Sarah Hardner, using the Chromebooks to complete a webquest on Zunal.
When I evaluate tech tools, I consider student engagement, ease of use, and pedagogy. Webquests "score" well in those categories. Although they were very popular 5 years ago, they deserve a comeback! It is a way of flipping your classroom. Zunal has many pre-made webquests that are sorted by grade and subject. (see image below)
If you can't find one that fits your needs, a free account allows you to create and store one webquest. This is one drawback of the site.
Ways you can share a webquest with students: Classroom website, Google Classroom, Edmodo, QR Code, shortened URL)
Ways to use in your classroom: Have students work individually or in partners/groups, use as a substitute teacher lesson plan
Mix it up in your classroom; have students go on a webquest!
~The IT Persin, Carol
About the "IT Persin"
Carol has her degree from Duquesne University in elementary education (K-6) and the Instructional Technology Specialist certificate. She has 4 years of teaching experience K-8 & 1 year of computer para experience. Carol is currently the Technology Integration Specialist for Keystone Oaks School District in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been married 5 years to her loving husband and they have a retired racing Greyhound, Henry.
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