"Welcome, James. I'm surprised that you weren't already here. (Easy to miss with over 800 members.) I'm probably going to reconstitute this on another platform so if you have any thoughts about that, I'm (as Ross Perot once said)…"
What experience have you had with using or creating WebQuests?
I developed the WebQuest model in February, 1995 as a way to give my student teachers a technique for making good use of the web.
About Me: What and where do you teach and learn?
I'm a Professor of Educational Technology at San Diego State University. I teach courses in technology integration, educational simulation and game design, and a number of short courses on new tools such as blogs, wikis, podcasting, MUVEs, and machinima.
Yes, I will be (actually am) at NECC. I have a poster sesson on Wednesday at 9:00 with one of my colleagues, and my son is doing a student showcase session of his own at the same time. :) I hope to see you at the WebQuest birds of a feather session.
Yes, I was there, and I'm blanking on my TTTC teacher's name... she worked for the SD county schools from what I recall and I really liked her. I absolutely loved Thacher and the whole week there; one of the best PD experiences I've had to date and that was back in 2000, I think. I found out about it from your listserv as it was the one and only year, I think, that TTTC was open to people from out of state.
Also, I took a workshop from you at NECC in San Antonio six years ago... I did a computer science WebQuest and I was about six months pregnant with my second child at the time, but I'd be shocked if you' remembered me from that.
Love the ning and am looking forward to diving back into WebQuests now that I am a more of curriculum support person. I left my old school last year where I taught middle school computer science to have more of a PD role at a set of charter schools!
Today at 4:45pm WebQuesters will get together once again to share their work, make suggestions, ask questions, and in general move the conversation forward. We'll have a gift for everyone who attends and two announcements that will generate a lot of interest. Hope to see you in Room 103B!
That's the topic of a webinar sponsored by Discovery Education tonight (4pm Eastern Time). Here's the description:
The WebQuest model has been around since ancient times: 1995. The web has fundamentally changed since then with the invention of blogs, wikis, podcasts and social tools of every stripe. Has the model kept up, or are WebQuests a relic of the 20th century? In this webinar Bernie Dodge will describe how WebQuests and Web 2.0 go together like chocolate and peanut butter.… Continue
Over fifty WebQuest fans joined together in San Antonio to share their questions and projects for an hour. Carla Beard, the cyberfamous Web English Teacher, shared a WebQuest she made called Dictionary, Schmictionary. Australian Camilla Elliott showed what may be the world's oldest continuously working WebQuest,… Continue
It's been some time since the forum on the WebQuest.org site has been operational. It had to be taken down because spammers had taken over much of the board and cleaning up after them was becoming a major time sink.
Let's hope we have better luck here. There's lots to talk about in the WebQuest realm and the growing educator community on Ning seems to be a great place to do it. Come on in and start the conversation.