Online Learning for Children K-2 & 3-7

Web Projects including WebQuests

About Interactivity
Abstract

"It is now generally accepted that the interactivity of online tasks is an important determinant of learning......."
http://pandora.nla.gov.au/npharch/1999/Z1999Nov8/http://ultibase.rmit.edu.au/Articles/lander2.htm
SACSA Framework
http://www.sacsa.sa.edu.au/splash.asp

Department of Education & Children's Services - South Australia
http://www.dete.sa.gov.au/dete_home.asp

An list of requirements in Tasmania for Teachers - " Embedding Educational Technologies into Professional Practice Teaching and Learning Strand " http://www.education.tas.gov.au/ictpl/irt/EET.htm

Learning Styles with Online Tests    

Abiator's Online
- Includes Multiple Intelligences Assessment - Amongst others. A great site.
Home - http://www.berghuis.co.nz/abiator/

Multiple Intelligences. Australian site
http://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/plduffyrc/teaching/multiple.htm

Multiple Intelligences and Bloom's Taxonomy Grids - Australian site
http://www.cap.nsw.edu.au/teachers/tech_based_resources/MI_pages/INDEX.HTM

Higher Order Thinking Skills
These are the skills that every educator needs to develop in his or her teaching every day! Click on each of the levels of Bloom's Taxonomy and get some ideas for asking better questions and preparing better lessons.

http://www.youngstown.k12.oh.us/pyett/thinking/index.htm

Learning Styles - explained and then some tests.
http://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/plduffyrc/library/study/styles.htm

Collaborative and Cooperative Learning 
http://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/plduffyrc/teaching/collablearning.htm  

Constructivism
http://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/plduffyrc/teaching/construct.htm

The Best of Australian Resources    
Rich Tasks - A Queensland perspective. A fantastic way to teach. Go There!
http://education.qld.gov.au/corporate/newbasics/html/richtasks/richtasks.html


TSOF
- Our SA based Teacher Resource http://www.tsof.edu.au/resources/AtoZ/index.asp

EDNA   http://www.edna.edu.au/edna/browse/0,highered,staff,6930  A fantastic searchable resource.   EdNA online Learning Quest Theme Page    Useful links to categories of learning quests and pedagogy.

J.M. Resources
 from SA http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jmresources/webprojects/webprojects.html

Trinity School West Australia
     http://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/plduffyrc/library/onlearn.htm

CAP
 -  excellent  http://www.cap.nsw.edu.au/teachers/resources_index.htm Try the "Online Research Modules". Great ideas. http://www.cap.nsw.edu.au/teachers/resources_index.htm

Kidcyber
     http://www.kidcyber.com.au/

Great Sites    

Web Wise - making wise choices on the internet  http://www.webwisekids.com/index2.html
Web Projects
InTouch http://www.education.tas.gov.au/ictpl/n-touch/
The wonderful BBC Children's learning.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/subjects/childrens_learning.shtml    
http://www.bbc.co.uk/keyskills/flash/kfa/kfa.shtml 
 Blue Web'n header graphic   Welcome to Blue Web'n  Blue Web'n is an online library of 1973 outstanding Internet sites categorized by subject, grade level, and format (tools, references, lessons, hotlists, resources, tutorials, activities, projects). You can also browse by broad subject area (Content Areas) or specific sub-categories (Subject Area).
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/     An excellent resource.

Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank tool that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet links, and turning them into online learning activities. Support is built-in.
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/
TrackStar is your starting point for online lessons and activities. Simply collect Web sites, enter them into TrackStar, add annotations for your students, and you have an interactive, online lesson called a Track. Create your own Track or use one of the hundreds of thousands already made by other educators. Search the database by subject, grade, or theme and standard for a quick and easy activity. There is a fun Track already made for each day of the year, too!
http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/index.jsp
Login to Make or Edit a Track | Create an Account and Start Making Tracks | Make a Quiz for your Track | Build a Web Page for your Track
An excellent resource site. It has tutorials, themes and other link. http://electricteacher.com/ 

Wide ranging resources for Teachers  http://eduscapes.com/

As above from Internet4classrooms http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line.htm
 
Graphic Organisers and Mind Maps    
 
http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/

http://www.region15.org/curriculum/graphicorg.html

http://www.graphic.org/ 

http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/torganiz.htm    Including fishbone.

Education Oasis  http://www.educationoasis.com/curriculum/graphic_organizers.htm

A Library of Graphic Organisers  http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/edis771/notes/graphicorganizers/graphic/index.htm

The excellent http://www.writedesignonline.com/organizers/


Teacher Vision       http://www.teachervision.fen.com/page/6293.html?hgs110101

Trinity One of my favourite sites http://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/plduffyrc/teaching/graphic.htm

My Teacher Tools This is a fully functional calendar that can be used as a day planner. Save all your important meetings, and pencil in those important birthdays and anniversaries. All information is stored on your own hard-drive, so you are not sharing it with the rest of the world. Give it a try by clicking on a date and entering a new reminder. Enjoy... http://www.myteachertools.com/old/calendar/calendar.html
 
Teacher Tools
http://www.virtualteacher.com.au/teachtool.html
Scholastic
"Graphic organizers help students construct meaning. The following organizers can be used with any book and across all grade levels. Use them to assess your students understanding of what they are reading, observe their thinking process on what you read as a class, as a group, or independently".
http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonplans/graphicorg/  
An excellent template for record keeping
http://teacher.scholastic.com/grade/graphicorganizer/recordkeeping.pdf

My Teacher Tools Site
Searching. Information Literacy: Search Strategies.    

Choose the
Best Search for Your Information Needs. http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/adviceengine.html

Multi-subject Guides To Specialized Search Engines  http://www.searchability.com/
Kid's Search Tools
This a collection of many kid-safe, educationally-respected search tools all located on one page. http://www.rcls.org/ksearch.htm

Great Site of Search Engine Resources
http://www.ivyjoy.com/rayne/kidssearch.html

My Search Engine Resources
Online Learning and Resources   
80 units of work by SA Teachers  http://www.tsof.edu.au/resources/units/
Resources for K - 3   http://teachersmentor.com/k3links/k3contents.html
Technology Tips http://www.essdack.org/tips/index.html  including online resources http://www.essdack.org/tips/page4.htm
Using the Net to Create Thematic Units  http://www.techtrekers.com/Thematic.htm Rationale for units of work and also has lots of links to sites with themes.

Free for Teachers http://www.techtrekers.com/free.htm  Lots of links to free content.

http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/susanogrady/tr_resources/kla_areas.html

http://www.narrabriw-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/web_links/curriculum_web_links.htm
Web page design sites http://www.techtrekers.com/web.htm
Learn Online from our ABC http://www.abc.net.au/learn/byage/default.htm  Various age levels.
Resources - Links
http://home.pacific.net.au/~lions/kids.htm  A huge list of resources in alphabetical order.
Lesson Lesson Plans. One of many such sites. BUT,
http://www.teachercreated.com/lessons/  comes with sheets to print where possible and further links. Great site.
Online Learning Activities - Trinity WA
http://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/plduffyrc/teaching/lesson.htm

Virtual Experiences, Experiments, Exhibitions, Tours and Quests 
http://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/plduffyrc/cross/virtual.htm

Student Centred or Learner Centred Learning
http://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/plduffyrc/teaching/student.htm

Junior School Teaching
http://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/plduffyrc/junior/junteach.htm 
WebQuests     

WebQuests - About
http://www.ozline.com/learning/   is the home of all Tom March's educational initiatives.
Bernie Dodge and Tom March have been working since early 1995 to develop the WebQuest as one strategy for effectively integrating the Web into classroom instruction. This page gathers Tom's work in creating and teaching WebQuests.
Look to Bernie's The WebQuest Page for a huge selection of WebQuest links and materials.

An Australian Perspective - Tasmania
http://www.education.tas.gov.au/ictpl/webquest/Default.htm

How to make a WebQuest etc. http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech011.shtml  Especially check the additional resources.

An excellent PowerPoint on
Webquests

http://web-and-flow.com/help/webquest.asp

    http://webquest.sdsu.edu/materials.htm

A road map for making WebQuests   http://webquest.sdsu.edu/roadmap/index.htm

A Rubric for Evaluating WebQuests
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquestrubric.html

Rubrics for Web Lessons
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/rubrics/weblessons.htm

Webquest templates you can use and adapt - here http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/tpss99/mywebquest/index.htm
Template in "Word"    http://www.pwcs.edu/i-tech/webquest_template.dot 

Information
to help
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/materials.htm

Lots more design patterns here
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/designpatterns/all.htm includes templates

Process checklist
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/tpss99/processchecker.html
WebQuests - Examples  - USA    
A huge list Elementary

An excellent list http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/ recently updated.

Links for Learning http://www.linksforlearning.org/webbytes.html Web Bytes, Web Lessons, WebQuests and http://www.linksforlearning.org/  for other good resources.

WebQuest Portal @ WebQuest Org

Best WebQuests http://bestwebquests.com/

K - 2 Resources http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/class/webquest.html

Scavenger Hunts  http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/shunts.htm

Another great list of hunts http://homepage.mac.com/cohora/ext/internethunts.html

Another extensive list of hunts http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/archives/hunt.shtml

http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/WebQuests.html a great list

http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/encanto/  Interesting one about seahorses 4 young kids.
Always great stuff at this site.
Grades K-2
  http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/projects/featured/k_2featured.html
Grades 3-5  http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/projects/featured/3_5featured.html
Grades 6-8  http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/projects/featured/6_8featured.html

Lots of WebQuests listed here. WebQuests  Kindergarten through Third Grade [K- 3]. 
"
The following WebQuest links have been categorized by popular topics. Not all projects follow the WebQuest guidelines. Favourites have a  star means quality".  A wide range of topics. http://www.eduscapes.com/sessions/travel/k3webquests.htm

Another large list http://www.genevaschools.org/austinbg/links/webquests.htm  Primary.

Large list for K -2 http://www.swlauriersb.qc.ca/schools/crestview/ls/Links/Web_Quests1.htm

Large List K - 4 http://www.geocities.com/smilecdg/webquests.html

EDUJOURNEY!  This site is an  exploration  of web-based learning tools for kids ages 6-12. http://edujourney.net/

A huge list of links including WebQuests http://geocities.com/theteacherlinks/index.htm

WebQuests Australia    

Trinity School -W.A. - http://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/plduffyrc/teaching/webquests.htm  Includes design templates.

  http://www.primaryschool.com.au/webquestsresults.php  A favourite of mine. Get the newsletter.

Tasmania
 Upper Primary | Lower Primary  | Other Web-based Activities

USING THE WEB IN EDUCATION Webquests the Aussie Way by Dr Sue Trinidad.

TSOF
http://www.tsof.edu.au/resources/webquests/analysis.asp

What is a WebQuest?  

Examples
  This WebQuest was designed for children in the 10-12 year old age range.
Oz Volcanoes
The excellent http://www.windarooss.qld.edu.au/Main_Pages/webquest_nf.html
Castle Discovery Web Quest Egyptian Discovery Web Quest Flight Discovery Web Quest Volcano Discovery Web Quest Shuttle Discovery Web Quest Lunar Discovery Web Quest Robot Discovery Web Quest Federation Discovery Web Quest Radio Discovery Web Quest Rainforest Discovery Web Quest 

Adelaide HS  http://www.adelaidehs.sa.edu.au/rblweb/webquests.htm


WebQuests & Collaborative Projects
http://www.eddev.uts.edu.au/teachered/edtech/webquests.html

http://www.wangwestps.vic.edu.au/webquests.htm A large list.

Famous and Infamous Australians http://www.hthdeneps.sa.edu.au/oz/


An unbelievable resource of WebQuests http://www.rutherglenps.vic.edu.au/webquest_activities.htm#AustralianWebQuests  Includes this rationale :- "
How do you want to use the Internet with your students? Do you want to simply collect resources for students to use or do you want to target specific learning outcomes? Each of the links .. suggest a format for integrating the Internet into teaching and learning. Which one are you ready for?"

Lots of links   http://www.wangarattacluster.ims.schools.net.au/for_teachers.htm


WebQuests UK   
No Grade levels marked     http://www.webquestuk.org.uk/ 
Lots of links - all annotated http://www.schoolzone.co.uk/resources/webguide/search/index.asp

Rubrics     
Why Rubrics? http://t4.jordan.k12.ut.us/teacher_resources/Rubrics/Rubrics.html   Also, has lots of Rubric generator sites included. An "all you need site!"

RubiStar is a free tool to help a teacher make quality rubrics. RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

Teaching Resources, Rubrics, Matrices, Utilities
http://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/plduffyrc/teaching/resources.htm 

http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/srubrics.htm

Assessment - WebQuest Assessment Issues http://www.tsof.edu.au/resources/webquests/assessment.asp  includes Rubistar Online Rubric Generator @ http://www.tsof.edu.au/resources/AtoZ/R.asp

Lots of Different assessments, showing format, ready to print
http://www.eed.state.ak.us/tls/frameworks/langarts/42tools1.htm 

Scholastic
http://teacher.scholastic.com/homepagebuilder/rubric.htm

Rubrics For Teachers
http://www.rubrics4teachers.com/

Nice online Rubric maker. With graphics
http://www.thecanadianteacher.com/tools/assessment/matrix/
Projects    

Collaborative Projects

Trinity School WA  Collaborative Projects: Co-operation Across the World by E-mail and Video 
http://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/plduffyrc/teaching/collab.htm

80 units of work by SA Teachers  http://www.tsof.edu.au/resources/units/
Integrating the Internet
http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/edu/wwwdo/index.html 

OZ Projects
http://www.ozprojects.edna.edu.au/sibling/home
Internet Projects

Poetry Pals

Flat Stanley - an international literacy and communications activity

Endangered Species

Book Raps

Shoalhaven - a very long list with a brief explanation.

School World a long list of happenings as well.


Global SchoolNet

Schools net

Search for e-mail pals from 80 countries

Project Based Learning.
Completing class projects can be fun for your students, especially if they know exactly what is needed. Creating guidelines can be time-consuming though, so we've made a way for you to do it in no time! To make a project checklist for your students, first choose the grade level for the type of project you want your students to do. You can choose from writing, presentation, multimedia, or science projects. On the next page, choose from our list of project guidelines, and make a checklist with the touch of a button! You can even add your own criteria to personalize your checklist.    http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/checklist.shtml
Electronic Portfolios    

http://www.essdack.org/port/index.html
Teaching Information Research Skills    

http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/susanogrady/tr_resources/information_skills.html
Research Templates    

http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/researchskills/unit2.htm
KLA Links    

http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/susanogrady/tr_resources/kla_areas.html

http://www.narrabriw-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/web_links/curriculum_web_links.htm 
Clickable worksheets - Australian    

http://www.kempseywst-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/library.htm
Others    

Use the link to my Index Site to find other online activities.

The Snaith Primary School website - The teachers at this school in the United Kingdom have created their own websites on social studies (and science!) topics such as the Vikings, Ancient Egypt, Farms, Gardens. There are pages with great images and text readable by primary kids. There are also some projects that introduce kids to the idea of research. For instance, they can look at pictures of various beach resorts and decide which one they'd most like to visit, then explain why. There are also some fun activities, like magnet poetry.

One of the best sites on the web    http://www.beritsbest.com/  includes penpals, safe surfing.

http://www.riveredgeschools.org/Sites/Teacher_Tools.html  Heaps of links.
Strategies    

http://ndreadon.utma.com/teachertools.htm Strategies for all kinds of learning. i.e. using the Dolch list of words [Dolch Story All 220 Words in one story], posters, 
Five Finger Rule, etc. In Word or PDF.

Wayne
Sept 2005


Index

Wayne at R-7school info
Updated Jan. 2006
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